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. We share our selection of the best textbooks on this page.
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.
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.
The Business Japanese Proficiency Test (also known as BJT) is a test to measure the proficiency in communicating in the Jazpanese language required in 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.
The next two manuals are the official workbooks for preparing this exam.