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The themes and competencies provided in Global Collaboration™ Competence – from “broadening your perspective” to “developing communication proficiency”–provide powerful insight and breakthrough techniques. 


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    While the hashtag #MeToo has gone viral in many countries, it has yet to gain much momentum in Japan. The national stigma against speaking candidly about, or even reporting, sexual offenses is so strong that it is rare for a Japanese victim to openly come forward.

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    Every year since 1984, Jiyukokuminsha, the Japanese publisher of the annual encyclopedia “The Basic Knowledge of Current News Terms” has nominated a selection of buzzwords that reflect contemporary trends in Japan.

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