Thursday, January 28, 2010

Learning the language and learning to fit into the culture are key steps when you study abroad Japan

"the key to success (in Japan)  is to "fit in," including learning the language and culture.
"I don't think learning the language will dilute your individualism at all," he said. "You are always going to go back to the other language. I think it shows your respect for where you live — that you can at lease converse in the language.
"And I think (that you should) adopt some of the behavior here. Be a little more kind and gentle. Maybe bow now and then. You'll be more respected for that than always being on the outside, always being different.""

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009
Hospital exec finds a little language ability, cultural awareness, the occasional bow go a long way, By TOMOKO OTAKE, Staff writer

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