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March 23, 2011


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Hi Lynn,nice set of mails but if you would have provided before that would be helpful to us touse this content... :)

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Imran, I believe there is still a need for this kind of message. Although the situation in Japan is not the latest news, the country's huge crisis continues.

But you are right. It would have been nice if I had had written these sooner.




Thank you so much for posting this information. I am preparing to compose a condolence message to a Japanese colleague. The situation is not related to the tsunami events. However, I was really struggling with how to compose this message. Specifically in regards to the Japanese way of communicating, I'm well aware that Westerners run the risk of saying things that could inadvertently offend or convey a different sentiment than was intended.

Many times these communication differences can be laughed about and are easily forgotten. Unfortunately, this is not one of those times. Your examples have been very helpful.

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Betsy, thank you so much for sharing your appreciation. It meant a lot to me to read it.


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