Japanese China Business:Email VS Wechat

In China, either in business or private, almost all contact methods are using wechat. Contacting via WeChat is much more faster than contacting via PC email.

Whether it’s a weekend or a late night among Chinese, they will reply if they are looking at the smartphone. But in Japan, employees are not allowed to check email using their own phone or computer, so there is no way to send or reply emails after work.

Using PC emails to think carefully and then reply or without thinking too much using private phone to talk about work at any time are the two different working styles for Japanese and Chinese.

After 2020, work and life are changing. Japanese who are doing business with China start to use Wechat, and China starts to use ZOOM SKYPE, GMAIL, etc. Speed is everything in business world.