May 11th, 2006

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Japanese Help Needed

I have just started working with our Japanese counterparts and, while they give the Americans some slack, it has been established that honorifics are used. Apparently, I will start by using Lastname-san and eventually move to Firstname-san. Can anyone give me any sort of guidelines on when to use what? Especially in a professional setting. Any other hints on behavior would also be appreciated. zunger, sdragon, doublefeh, hansandersen?
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Abstract Thoughts has been updated with The Long Version - The Short Version: Quit my job. Took a week off. Played a lot of Oblivion and visited with friends. Started the new job. Had an awesome writing contract drop into my lap. Might have a second one do so. Collapse )