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Business gift giving with Japanese

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by JuanValdez, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

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    If you're meeting with business executives from Japan, but the meeting is here in the USA, should you give gifts to the Japanese execs? I see on the internet a lot of resources about doing business in Japan where it would obviously be expected. But, how does that change on our home turf?
     
  2. vinsensual

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    Whatever you do, don't give them oranges.
     
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  3. Invisible Fan

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    Prostitutes are a universal gift for any culture.
     
  4. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

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    Man, I knew I could count on you guys!
     
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  7. Haymitch

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    Take them to a Sushi Choo Choo.
     
  8. CCorn

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    Take them to whataburger.
     
  9. davidio840

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    That is just hilarious!!
     
  10. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Gifts are customary but they don't have to be expensive. Boxes, pens, bottle of alcohol but they should be personal. If you want to get in really well, take them drinking and a strip club.
     
  11. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bn8HWfTkPxw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  12. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

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    So, should I take from this advice that I should expect a gift exchange of some kind even in America?
     
  13. AroundTheWorld

    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
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    No gifts.
     
  14. Yung-T

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    Greet them like this and they'll invest everything they have into your company:

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  15. Buck Turgidson

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    Oh yeah, he should definitely have a mascot there

    some NSFW language

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  16. FTW Rockets FTW

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    I would take them to

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    Buy them some drinks and get them to sign the contract. Truth is these guys come here for fun like this. It's always been the case and will continue to be
     
  17. Duncan McDonuts

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    Tentacles. Anything with tentacles.
     
  18. s.b713

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    maybe some nice cigars, alcohol or a nice pen?
     
  19. LCAhmed

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    I would give a gift.
     
  20. hvic

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    I use to work with Japanese and they can be difficult. They love golfing so maybe take them to top golf and they do like to party and karaoke. Get them a bottle of whisky as a gift. They do like Latin and white women just a heads up if you guys go to the "club"
     

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