In Japanese, how should I open an introductory email to two people of different genders and status?
For context, one is a female professor with a doctorates degree and the other is a male CEO.
I basically want to say "Good morning professor Honda and Mr. Smith
Is this right: “おはよございます本田先生とスミス様、”?
This sounds like a formal business email or an important email but I don’t know your relationship to speculate or even the nature of the email to say if this greeting is appropriate or not. I’ve never been in this position but you may want to check out these formats below to play it safe. Probably the content is most important and you will get some western forgiveness. You could add 教授本田先生(or 様). You may want the company name of the CEO as below:
突然のご連絡失礼します。私、〇〇(work place or school)の〇〇(your name)と申します。
What you want to say…
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This helps out a lot. I had no idea there were SEVEN parts to an email in Japan.
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