First 50% percent of the time you will spend in the first place (1 hour) will be mainly on casual talking, second part (fueled by alcohol) will be mainly on what the other side is expecting from you or your company.
Do not expect pressure, this is after all an occasion to spend a good time together and to pass lightly some messages that would be to formal to pass during normal business time.
Third, the second place…
But this will be part of a second post and I hope you will enjoy reading this too.
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2 Comments on The Art of Settai in Japan
How interesting! I never experienced any of this since my jobs were all teaching. It must’ve taken a while to get used to all this. Do you like settai?
Btw, I love your shot of the three maikos. I met the one of the left before! 😀
Thank you so much for sharing this for Trekking with Becky’s #ExpatTuesday! 😀