Our Japanese desk took some clients to the recent Hyper Japan event – and what a successful day it turned out to be. It was the first time the event was put on so we had no idea what to expect but had done our research and looked forward to seeing and hearing all about Japanese culture – we weren’t disappointed!
We had a great time! We got to sample some great Japanese food – octopus ball and one of my favourites, sushi; we were even shown how to make it by a top sushi chef! We listened to some great music and our clients seemed to enjoy it as much as we did! So why did we go to the event and why was it being held?
Not only did the event seem fun, something that our Japanese clients would enjoy, it would provide a chance to get to know them a bit better outside of the office, but it was also an opportunity to get a real taste of the culture. We know only too well that this is extremely important when recruiting for our clients who need employees with an understanding of the way business works in Japan, as we discussed in our last post! It is important therefore for us, and our candidates, to have a better understanding of the culture of the countries our clients come from.
We certainly learnt a lot, and are already looking forward to the next Hyper Japan event! Did you go to the event? If so, let us know what you thought.