The "rice-paper ceiling" is the invisible obstacle that many non-Japanese (JPN) face when working in JPN corp. Very few of the 700,000 Amer. now employed by JPN-owned firms hold top-level mgmt. positions. Those that do complain about being "out of the loop" & express frustration with the pace of JPN decision-making & their inability to understand what their JPN bosses expect of them. What can the non-JPN employee at a JPN co. do to advance his or her career prospects? Here is a readable & detailed analysis of the rice-paper ceiling & "break through" strategies for overcoming it. Here are techniques to improve working relationships, & career prospects, & insights into the differences between JPN & Amer. work styles & cultures.