I just read this article about a Japanese manager from Deloitte Touche who is working in India after visiting many times and wishing to live there. He got his wish, but realized that he didn't really feel the culture until he got to know people who were part of it. A lesson for managers who think they know their company's culture, but don't really get it until they spend time at the gemba.
The story is in the Economic Times of India....
Adjusting to the Indian Kaizen
and obviously the title tells us we don't know all we think we know about the meaning of kaizen in the Japanese mind.