Business Culture Basics Seminar:
Tips for musicians interested in Japan
July 18, 18:30-19:30 (Japan)

Language and cultural differences notwithstanding, beyond the images of overworking office workers and technologically advanced gadgets, do you know much about the Japanese business world? What is acceptable as proper etiquette and good manners?
In order to effectively market your music to industry reps and music fans in Japan, this session will help you answer those questions and many others. It's essential to understand the complex business culture of Japan and how to navigate it successfully to avoid making mistakes that can hinder your progress.
For this webinar, you will find out how to present your image and music in a way that appeals to Japanese people by explaining the background of Japanese business culture and the Japanese approach to doing business with westerners.
Place: Zoom webinar
Participation fee: 1,100 yen (tax incl.) per invitation (URL link)
Payment: via Paypal
Format: 30 min. presentation / 30 min. Q&A

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Presenter: Duane Levi (US/Japan)

Founder of Shalestone Music, a Japan-based music agency representing both Japanese and non-Japanese musicians, Duane has a long history of over 25 years in the music business, with 15 of those years in Japan. He also conducts cross-cultural training seminars and presentations for management and salaried employees at multi-national Japanese companies and government employees, with a focus on cultural differences and appropriate business etiquette needed for successful business with western companies.