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ERIC Number: EJ798351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Drinking Parties and Learning: A Tale from Japan
Suchan, Jim
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n2 p194-199 2007
In spring of 2006, the author spent a semester teaching undergraduate and graduate business and managerial communication courses at Chuo University, with intent to challenge his US-centric habits of mind about interaction and communication by immersing himself in a cultural and work environment fundamentally different from his own. Although preparation by talking to several faculty who taught there and reading books about Japanese business and communication practices helped him to anticipate and adapt to Japanese student-faculty relations and communication norms, he found himself frequently bemused by interaction with his Asian students. In this article, he shares his experiences and provides insight about the dynamics of Japanese student-professor interaction and the Japanese culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan