June 9, 2022

Ruth Jarman: CEO and International Cultural Connector

Ruth Jarman: CEO and International Cultural Connector
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Connecting International Curiosity with Japanese Content with 34-year Japan entrepreneur Ruth Jarman. She is the founder of Jarman International and the author of six books in Japanese. We talk about these books, this content, and where her passion for Japan comes from. We also discuss "Reading the Air" and other non-verbal conversation traits in Japan, her top 3 cultural reasons Japanese are uniquely wonderful, and how her new corporate partner is helping solve the nightmare for foreigners that is banking in Japan. She is full of infectious energy and together we share stores laughs, unique insights, and a couple beers at The Rigoletto in Shibuya. Other highlights from our conversation:

  • Why Japanese are comfortable in being "under the wire" or "avoiding the limelight"
  • "Taking it to a higher level" or "Give one's All" is ingrained into Japanese psyche 
  • How attracting foreigners is one part of the Japanese government's revitalization strategy for rural Japan
  • Japan's extreme focus on the "long-term view" of everything
  • Greatest accomplishment in her 34-years in Japan
  • The fundamental Japanese concept of always "Being Watched"
  • Chat about the year 1984, when we both graduated from school
  • 7 of the top 10 denim companies in the world are from Japan

Jarman International https://www.jarman-international.com
Ruth Jarman https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruthjarmanjapan/
All Ruth's books at Amazon ルース・ジャーマン

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