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Five not-so-obvious benefits of learning Japanese for work and business

While we’re pretty sure you have tried sushi or ramen in your home country, there's a lot more to learn about Japanese culture. From becoming more approachable to further appreciating Japanese entertainment, if you are able to connect with their way of life, doors and opportunities will open up for you.

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The “Thank You All” Endangered Alphabets project launches

Each of the ten carvings will be commissioned to a calligrapher or type designer. The exhibition will act as a showcase for their art and it will show the world that their script is vital, alive, a means of self-expression and a thing of beauty, expressive of their culture and their people.

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Latvia’s linguistic journey

Tourism is popular the world over, and Latvia is no exception. Once, at a resort in Whistler, British Columbia, I was surprised to meet a trainer with AirBaltic, the flag-carrying airline of Latvia. The trainer told me that when AirBaltic started flying in 1995, its flight attendants only knew Latvian and Russian.

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Are five languages enough to guarantee global success?

According to statistics from the UN, the countries of the G7 alone account for more than 46% of global gross domestic product and represent approximately 58% of global net wealth. Businesses looking for global success would do well, therefore, to start with conquering the business environments of the G7.

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