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Coffee Hour: Best Service In The World

Author: Tsukuba Information Center, Issue: November 2002, Topic: Coffee Hour

This year marks the 30th anniversary of restoration of diplomatic relations between China and Japan. Many events were held in various cities of the two countries. A large concert with prominent Japanese artists held in Beijing was covered on Japanese television and in the news in September. Many Chinese people live and work in Tsukuba, but only a few people have a chance to talk with them. Why don't you talk with Ms. Wang Kun this coffee hour about the differences and similarities in habits and cultures between China and Japan?

Ms. Wang Kun has worked at the University in Shenyang for 9 years and she works in computing at University in Tsukuba. She came to Japan about five years ago. One of her impressions of Japan is that it offers "the best service in the world". For example, when you enter a shop, the clerk says, "May I help you?" with a smile; the clerks then explain everything in a very kind manner and bow down when you leave saying, "Thank you very much!" She thinks it is a very good customer service. But some Japanese think that saying "May I help you?" or "Thank you" automatically and emotionlessly doesn't have the same effect. What do you think? Come join us and let's talk about the differences and similarities at this month's event.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 27 from 14:00 to 16:00
Guest: Ms. Wang Kun (China)
Place: Tsukuba Information Center

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The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!

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