So far in this Japanese business culture section, we mentioned the role of service, the role of the Japanese company, and the role of the Japanese salaryman. I have however, met many of executives, including some very seasoned executives, who were very nervous when faced with coming to Japan for the first time for business meetings. Maybe they had heard those myths of Japanese business, but for whatever reason, they felt compelled to understand and rehearse every aspect of meeting with Japanese businesspeople, even though they never did so for first-time meetings they attended elsewhere. The first secret of a successful Japanese business meeting is to arrive 10 minutes before the meeting time. Arriving 10 minutes early shows consideration for the people meeting with you, first because it means you will already be seated in the room when they enter, and second because it shows you value their time in not making them sit waiting for you to arrive.
Japan's ruling party wants more women at meetings - but only if they don't talk
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Business Etiquette in Japan: 17 Definitive Tips to Do Business With the Japanese
Hiroshi Okada is sitting in yet another meeting with his American colleagues, feeling frustrated as usual. Everyone in the meeting seems very excited about something, and are flinging their opinions back and forth like so many tennis balls. You may not realize it, but every time you conduct a meeting you may be actively irritating your Japanese colleagues. In my work with Japanese, from clerks to CEOs, meetings are one of the most common frustrations when they interact with non-Japanese.
Days after Japan's Olympics chief was forced to resign over sexist comments, its governing party has decided to invite women to attend key meetings - as long as they do not speak. Two women currently sit on the person board of the LDP, which has been in power almost continuously since Toshihiro Nikai, the year-old LDP secretary general, told a news conference on Tuesday that he wanted to bring a female perspective to the meetings.