Japanese Cultural Values

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The American president did not prepare himself very well thinking he knew enough, and he did not learn from his previous mistakes in the first time with Japanese firm. Making even a bigger mistake with a bigger Japanese firm . The American president should had at least some knowledge about the Japanese culture and should have understood that Japan is considered more "Western" in culture than other Asian countries, but putting in mind that comparing to the American culture Japan and the U.S. do have many cultural differences and beliefs. Though no people can be generalized as a whole and like America, culture can vary from region to region.
There are theories and contrasting cultural values that the American president had to put in consideration
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The world contain both good and bad people , and you have to check people out to find out which they are. With the right guidance people can change.
-Good. A lot of people are born good hearted , are born good people.
Man-nature orientation:
-Subordinate to Nature. Nature can not be changed by the people. Life is widely affected by external forces, like fate and analysis. Somethings are just meant to be.
-Harmony with Nature. Man should, in every way, live in harmony with nature.
-Dominant over Nature. It is a big challenge for the human to control nature. Starting from air conditioning to the green revolution has resulted from having met this challenge.
Time Sense:
-Past. The history should be understood by the people, understanding the values of the history, and strive to continue past traditions into the future.
-Present. The present moment is everything. Let's use every second of it. No worries about tomorrow or late :enjoy the present.
-Future. Drawing goals and believing in them selves to achieve the goals the people set by the people it allows the them to accomplish miracles, to change and grow. A bit of sacrifices today will result to a better
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These dimensions have shaped culture and these cultures are shaped by these dimensions, it is a revolving cycle. The American presidents should understand that the American culture is more aggressive than the Japanese culture, unlike the American culture the Japanese culture don not have ''I''. Knowing these cultural dimensions will help the American manager adapt to the culture he is working with. It is way to not take other people actions or view points personally and realize that is cultural norms that the American president is dealing with. The American president should talk to the go-between and try to arrange another meeting with the Japanese semi-retired father of the president and his son (President of the company) to making business. Keeping in mind Hofstede's cultural dimensions and contrasting cultural values, the keys to understand different cultures and behaviors. The Japanese firm will impressed by the American president by showing knowledge of their culture and politeness, and will have outstanding results and great business deals

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