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Japan: Does "Kokusaika" mean two types of "Omotenashi"?

Japan firms face hurdles as ‘service’ culture taken overseas:

” ….  At Uniqlo stores worldwide, staff greet every customer with “Welcome to Uniqlo!”

They briskly walk around on a clean, white sales floor, refolding and restacking clothes, rarely talking to customers or each other unless approached. 197 more words


Doing pre-natal care cross-culturally

Living cross-culturally leaves you vulnerable. You don’t know how to do all the ‘normal’ things or what the everyday procedures are. People laugh at you. They think you are stupid. 828 more words

Written By Tamie

Having a Baby Abroad - My blog post for Wall Street Journal

I had an opportunity to contribute to Wall Street Journal’s Expat site recently with a blog about having your first child abroad.

To have, or not to have, your first child while on your first international assignment is a question many young expat couples ponder. 84 more words


Chapter 2.5

Okay so I’ve officially lived in Denmark for two weeks. I DON’T BELIEVE IT! Well, just about two weeks. Okay maybe I’m jumpin’ the gun a little bit. 1,806 more words


4 things Tanzanian students can learn from Aussie students

Last week I posted 4 things Aussie students can learn from Tanzanian students. Here are 4 things Tanzanian students can learn from Aussie students. You’ll notice they roughly correlate to last week’s points. 266 more words

Written By Tamie

Chapter 2

I truly believe that expectations are the root of disappointment when it comes to all matters of the heart, which is why I decided to leave all of my expectations of the Danish culture and my host family behind before embarking on this adventure. 1,694 more words


Raise Your Hand If You're Lonely

“You know what this year has shown me? I just really need a wife.”

My friend made the statement matter-of-factly and I just cheekily smirked back at him, a plethora of thoughts going through my mind. 895 more words