Another episode in a set of "life in Japan" comics
It happens a lot in meetings and interactions in general that there's a lot of silence. People in Japan just seem to say nothing in a lot of situations where English speakers would assume you could just sort things out and get on with it. What I've depicted here is a real thing that happened, but I'm not totally sure it comes across right.
Other comics in this series
Colours in this comic were done by Eddie Jensen, who makes a comic called Grappleseed. Please take a look at his work when you get the chance.