Japan Company Trips and Corporate Entertaining
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Japanese Employers and the Practice of Settai
Japanese firms have traditionally tended to be patriarchal, or mainly controlled by men. In Japanese culture, businesspeople often expect their firms to provide trips and entertainment, a practice that builds employee loyalty and camaraderie. The cultural practice of settai, or corporate entertaining, is believed to be a thousand years old, and it’s still an important aspect of Japanese business culture today. Get up to speed on the concept of corporate entertaining and learn more about what's expected of a Japanese employer—as well as what’s expected from Japanese employees.