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Cultural Competence is a cross-cultural “fluency” which enables you to...

How to help Earthquake Victims

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A series of pre-quakes registering up to 6.5 on the Richter Scale, and the 7.3 earthquake that followed, has left death, destruction, fear and homelessness in their path.

Perils of Partying under the Cherries

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No it wasn't the intoxicating smell of the flowers. It was...

10 Things that Bug Japanese at Cherry Viewing

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Japan is famous for it's spectacular cherry blooms and blossom viewing parties in spring.

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Globalization has made cross-border business deals more common than ever. But, every day, deals are jeopardized or lost when foreign associates are offended by Americans unaware of other countries' customs, culture or manner. while traveling, meeting a foreigner here or communicating on the...



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