Comparative Industrial Relations Systems II (IRL 421) examines Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management systems around the world except in the economically developed countries of North America and Europe. Japan and India are two of the countries we study.

We decided to use this as an excuse to sample some different types of cuisine. So, during the Fall 2004 semester, we arranged to have dinner at a Japanese Steak House, Ichibanís. Itís too bad we couldnít get good pictures (videos would have been much better) of everyone trying to use chop sticks at Ichiban's. Those would have been priceless.
 
Our chef preparing dinner and putting on quite a show.
Here is the group attempting to eat dinner with chop sticks. It was definitely worth watching.
The brave among us continue with chop sticks while others, motivated by hunger and frustration, switch over to forks!