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Business Etiquette

Friday, December 15, 6—8 PM

Non-members: $40
Japan Society Corporate and Individual members: $35* Become a member

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This business etiquette workshop is designed to teach basic Japanese phrases and behavioral skills needed in Japanese corporate environments. Students will learn practical expressions and manners used in various business contexts, such as business card exchange, seating order (Kamiza and Shimoza), proper bowing, and table manners. The class will be conducted in English and is suitable for persons at any level of Japanese language experience, including those who have little to no previous background in Japanese.

Fall Business Etiquette Registration Form (PDF)

For more information or to register by phone, please contact us at or (212) 715-1269.

The workshop is taught by Mr. Shuichiro Takeda. Mr. Takeda received a BA in English and American Literature from Nanzan University in Nagoya and a BA in Psychology from Hunter College. He also holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He has 8 years of experience working in Japan with different Japanese corporations. He contributed to the establishment of a Japanese program for adults at Centre Japonais de Quebec in Quebec City as their first instructor, and continued to teach there until 2015. He currently teaches at Hunter College.

Please note: Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason after 12 PM, the business day before your class starts. Refunds are subject to a $5 service charge. No partial registration or auditing is permitted. Cancellations are accepted by phone or in person only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted. By registering for a course, I accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

Photo © Daphne Youree.

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