How does being Japanese impact the story, or does it? How would it have been different if this had been a Caucasian woman? An African American Woman? Hispanic?

How has the workplace changed? What has stayed the same?

How have things changed for young women entering the workplace?

Should our heroine have stayed the course at the end? Or at what point would it have been better to leave?

What stories in the book make you say, “I can’t believe this happened?”

What stories in the book make you say, “The same thing happened to me.”

The experiences early in Koyama’s life prepared her for this career. What experiences in your life prepared you for your career/life.

Koyama says her father told her “You can be a big fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a big pond.” Which do you think is better?

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