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Golf in Japan – Willy’s Column

August 30, 2008

Showa の Mori The little course that could

Golf is for lovers

Golf is for lovers

Warning! This story has a happy ending.

Once upon a time a super rich electronics company in Japan built their private golf course to play setai golf. Setai golf is a term used in Japan as a way to close the deal for businesses. Basically, they invite potential clients up for a round of golf, lavish them with Gifts, Geishas and Guarantees. The invited targets would literally abandon their families for days on end to return home after the ordeal, tired, perhaps with a strange new ‘pesky’ little itch (down there)…and still a little drunk! It was also very common practice by all large corporations of that era to write Setai golf and entertainment off as a common business expense. Ii ne! …

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Golf in Japan – Willy’s Column.

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