Here's my question--when interviewing for a job in Japan (not teaching! We're talking business/finance here) it's likely they will ask "What do you think is the difference between American and Japanese business styles?"
I was once asked this and I'd like to know what they are fishing for. What's a good answer? I wouldn't want to give the typical gaijin response of "Japanese don't question their superiors," "It's a strictly heirarchal structure," "Japanese work till 11pm every day."