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Business Japanese books

Learn to write and to speak Japanese while respecting the business etiquette

The Japanese language is famous for its many levels of politeness. The language used in the Japanese workplace is full of nuances and rules that must be known to be taken seriously.

 

Prepare to face Japanese business customs by learning business Japanese language with specialized books. Below are our most recommended Business Japanese books.

Learn Business Japanese


There are several collections of books that focus on different aspects to know in order to work in Japan. These manuals do not only deal with language, but also with Japanese customs and practices in the business world.

Basic Japanese for Expats

A Practical Course in Business Japanese


Basic Japanese for Expats is a 3 volume course in beginning-level Japanese that is specifically designed for English-speaking business people who have limited amounts of time for study. The syllabus is focused on using sentence patterns, this course helps beginner learners efficiently acquire communication skills through task centered drills. The Japanese text is mostly romanized, and grammar commentary is provided in English. There are 30 lessons spanning three volumes and cover many areas of beginner Japanese.

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Japanese for Business

Etiquette, Business Phone Calls & Mails in Japanese


This three-book series focuses on three different aspects of Japan's corporate culture: First, the Japanese etiquette and all its confusing social codes and concepts. Then, there's a book about business phone calls in Japanese. The last book explains how to write business letters and emails and provides a vocabulary list that will help you in the business world.

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Japanese for Business People

Getting Down to Business & We Mean Business


This collection is made for those planning to work in Japan. You will practice from a variety of angles with useful vocabulary, expressions, and role-play exercises.

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This book was written for advanced students and contains many role-plays about business situations that occur frequently.

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This book focuses solely on formal expression in email and other written correspondences you will have to send in a business environment.

Business Japanese Proficiency Test


The Business Japanese Proficiency Test (also known as BJT) is a test to measure the proficiency in communicating in the Japanese language required in a business settings.

 

Japanese immigration authorities refer to BJT scores as well as the level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test when evaluating applications submitted by foreigners entering Japan for certification of eligibility.

 

These are the official workbooks for preparing this exam.

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