By Laura Kriska

A tender lady with a brand new measure in jap reports and lots of younger idealism and can-do spirit accepts a role because the first American trainee at Honda's headquarters in Tokyo. Her photo of eastern company existence is dramatically challenged on her first day at paintings while she is issued a blue polyester uniform—a uniform worn basically via ladies!

From menial beginnings serving tea to executives and cleansing the boss's table, to a stint in public kin, to constructing education sessions for jap affiliates going to the USA, Laura Kriska recounts her fight to conform to—and finally thrive in—the tradition of a standard jap corporation. presently sooner than her departure, she travels complete circle via introducing a winning crusade to make women's uniforms non-compulsory.

Now with a brand new foreword by means of the writer, The unintentional place of work Lady is a vibrant and worthy firsthand account not just of company Japan and the gender inequality that persists inside of it, yet of an outsider's profitable try and paintings inside cultural limitations to impact organizational swap.

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