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Published: 02 October 1997

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780195094886

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Different Games, Different Rules

Why Americans and Japanese Misunderstand Each Other

Haru Yamada
Foreword by Deborah Tannen

  • An illuminating look at why differences in conversational style create misunderstandings between Americans and Japanese
  • Yamada brings an insider's perspective and a linguist's skills to her study of U.S. and Japanese culture
  • Illuminates the ways that conversational style reflects the values of a culture in general, and of the U.S. and Japan in particular
  • Offers numerous examples of conversations in which misunderstandings can arise
  • Foreword by Deborah Tannen
  • Yamada brings the wit and intelligence of You Just Don't Understand to bear on the compelling differences between Japanese and American conversational and cultural styles
  • A must-read book for any American doing business in Japan, and for Japanese business professionals trading with the States
  • Fascinating and insightful reading for everyone —- especially educators dealing with immigrant populations

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