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The first sake seminar and a personal view of sake

I recently found myself reliving a definitive relationship I have had with sake. Our firm was called upon to organize Hungary’s first sake tasting event and seminar. The event gave me the chance to focus more deeply on the history... Continue reading

The Japanese and time

One significant difference between the European and Japanese way of thinking is their attitude towards time. In Europe, when a train is 15 minutes late, we think it’s more or less on time. In Japan, if a train arrives one... Continue reading

How (not) to do business with the Japanese?

A good number of years ago, someone I knew asked me to help make contact with a Japanese publisher. This friend wanted to publish Hungarian translations of Japanese fiction. At the time I was working full time as a language... Continue reading