Careers in international/Asia Pacific business: Perspectives of an experienced Japan hand

Franklin, William E.

"I have been asked to lead a discussion today about careers in international business. There
is a Japanese proverb that says, "Rongo yomi no rongo shirazu." Just because you read Confucius
does not necessarily mean you understand what he says. Just because I have worked and studied in
Asia the past 25 years does not mean I understand everything about Asia. In fact, I spend more time
studying about Asia today than when I first moved to Tokyo in 1973."

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Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Center on Japanese Economy and Business Occasional Papers, 40
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February 16, 2011