Sunday, June 19, 2011

Advice for my successor #6

Should know who you are soon. Any day now...

  • Yes, the kancho is real. You probably run a higher risk of being victimized if you're a guy. Be wary around small children and...your Japanese girlfriend, apparently.
  • Jeans are somewhat effective shielding against kancho.
  • Giving omiyage (souvenirs) to people at work after you go on a trip can be a pain in the butt, but try to do it anyway. It helps build good work relationships.
  • If you absolutely can't be bothered, at least try to give omiyage strategically to people you work closely and often with.
  • Don't buy a big item like, oh, say a Korg 250sp keyboard and expect to be able to easily and cheaply send it back home in a year or two. That's not how things work.

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