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Answer 1: The problems in this case are:

  1. Difficulty of communicating with people from the other culture.
  2. Difficulty in being accepted by people of another nation/culture. They still consider Fred a foreigner.
  3. Difficulties for the family in adjusting to Japan, its people, language and markets. Also, the lack of understanding that all countries and cultures are different.
  4. Problem of convincing employees to obey some orders and the inability to motivate them about the company and its plans.

So, basically the problem lies with adjustment and assimilation of Fred and his family into Japanese culture because of the vast number of cultural differences.

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