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Accidental Office Lady

An American Woman in Corporate Japan

Accidental Office Lady
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Author Laura Kriska
Price JPY 1,500
ISBN 978-4-8053-1156-1
Format 130×203mm 256pages paperback
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A young woman with a new degree in Japanese studies and plenty of youthful idealism and can-do spirit accepts a job as the first American trainee at Honda's headquarters in Tokyo. Her image of Japanese corporate life is dramatically challenged on her first day at work when she is issued a blue polyester uniform a uniform worn only by women!
From menial beginnings serving tea to executives and cleaning the boss's desk, to a stint in public relations, to developing training classes for Japanese associates going to America, Laura Kriska recounts her struggle to adapt to and ultimately thrive in the culture of a traditional Japanese company. Shortly before her departure, she travels full circle by introducing a successful campaign to make women's uniforms optional.

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