An American investment banker discusses cultural differences he observed over many years working in Korea and Japan.
An Englishman, formerly a currency trader working in Singapore, tells of coming to the Philippines, losing his money, selling fruit, losing more money and working in the fruit market as it began its decline.
A German businessman discusses his experience as president of a German company in Korea, including government restrictions and cultural differences which are, of course, a part of Korean society as a whole.
The Korean workplace is not easy on women. This post contains two interviews with Korean women who have done much better than most.
This is a 1991 interview with a young American who was working with the Maryknoll sisters in teaching English and offering emotional support to young, female factory workers in Korea. He discusses their backgrounds, working and living conditions, as well as the temptations to break out and the forces which keep them oppressed.
In a 1986 interview, a British executive discusses contract negotiations in the Special Economic Zone in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
An Irishman describes his gradual adjustment to life in Korea in 1987, working in a Korean company and living with a Korean family.
In 1985 Two New Zealanders talk about their experience working in a Chinese yacht factory.