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Japanese companies need to meet foreign workers halfway

Effective communications and recognition of performance should be focus

| Japan
International students look for jobs at a career fair in Tokyo: Wanting to work in Japan and wanting to work for a Japanese company are two different things. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

Takashi Kumon is a professor at the Institute for Asian Studies at Asia University in Tokyo.

Lena completed graduate studies at both Columbia University and the University of Tokyo. The 25-year-old Chinese woman now works for a multinational strategic consulting firm in Tokyo.

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