Stories on Global Business

Japan’s Unusual Golden Week

April 29, 2020 -

In most years, the end of April and early May have pleasantly marked Golden Week in Japan. Showa Day (April 29th) is traditionally the start of this series of four holidays, which has become the longest and one of the busiest vacation periods for most Japanese

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Cross-Cultural Learning Helps Corporations Prevent Discrimination Issues

June 21, 2019 -

Culture Applied: Practical Realities of Global Staffing & Local Culture   Issues of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, and lifestyle continue to dominate our political, social, and corporate conversations. Most companies have detailed official staffing and employee policies against discrimination in any form. But how do firms

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Carnival Celebrations Around The World

March 2, 2019 -

Carnival forms an integral part of the Christian calendar. Say the word Carnival and most people instinctively think of Brazil, but the holiday is actually celebrated in Christian communities around the world—Brazilians have just become noteworthy for the level of their celebrations!   Carnaval in Brazil As in

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