When traveling to Japan, it’s important to understand that customs regarding business card exchange are far different from those at home. The Japanese place importance on both the process of exchanging business cards, and the quality of the cards themselves. As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Thus, it’s crucial to know many of the basic rules of translation and printing in order to make your first impression in Japan a positive one.
TIP: Have Your Business Card Professionally Translated
Probably the most obvious item that many Westerners overlook when creating cards for Japan, is presenting their clients with a clean, professionally translated business card into Japanese. Although virtually all Japanese clients will be able to read your English business card, having your card translated into Japanese serves a dual purpose: First, it first shows your client that you’ve taken the … Read More