4 Essential Skills For Conducting Business in Japanese
Have you ever worked in a Japanese speaking work environment?
Or Do you want to get a job in a Japanese speaking business?
The following four points outline four aptitudes essential for conducting business in Japanese.
1. Keigo (Polite Language) and formal words
Keigo is an essential element of Japanese business. If you fail to use keigo expressions you could come across as immature and unprofessional. Keigo is used to show the proper level of respect to your opposite number. Even if you are not using the more extravagant keigo expressions, by having a solid grasp of the fundamental applications of keigo you can ensure that you build good business relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.
2. Setting-Specific Expressions
In Japanese business there are a range of set expressions for different scenarios, with set greetings which differ depending on whether you are visiting a client, meeting for an appointment or speaking over the phone. These expressions are cemented into business practices so it is important that you master them.
3. Getting Your Point Of View Across
It is essential that you are equipped with expressions for those occasions in business where you need to convey your opinions or ideas. It would be a great shame to have a valuable contribution to make but not be able to express it adequately.
4. An Understanding of Japanese Business Culture and Customs
This point is not directly related to the Japanese language. However, by understanding Japan’s business culture and customs you will make your transition into the Japanese workplace a great deal less stressful and help your business relationships run much more smoothly.
Coto Japanese Academy’s 4 Week Intensive Business Japanese Course was set out to cover these four essentials of Japanese Business. Enhance you career prospects with polished Japanese skills and new business confidence!