Even if it is significant for their historical background or as a matter of courtesy, it can be conveyed only among Japanese people. The current environment of communication is more intercultural, and people should beware of how they convey their intention accurately negotiating language and cultural differences. Also among Japanese people, because they are gathering from many parts of Japan, there might be cultural differences. It was closed community long time ago, but it is not today. In such a recent situation, it is better that ambiguous expression should not be
They focus on the collective group aspect to achieve a common goal within a company, rather than have personal gain to rise up the corporate ladder, of which seems imperative to do in the United States. Loyalty to the company is an important aspect for Japanese people, while Americans tend to job hop wherever there is more money or potential to make more money. In relation to Alex Kerr’s experience, he discusses the norms of educational society in Japan, of which can adhere to the business culture as well. He states, “the Japanese educational system aims to produce a high average level of achievement for all, rather than excellence for a few… Being average and boring here is the very essence of society, the factor which keeps the wheels of all those social systems turning so smoothly” (96). Companies in Japan believe education is not
Different professional backgrounds also affect our relationships and the way we communicate. For e.g. a person working with in a reputable organisation may not like to have conversations in slang or incorrect language. On the other hand a person with a different professional background would actually feel comfortable when the atmosphere is less formal and he has an equal opportunity to speak and give feedback. Thus we should keep all these points in our mind to gain mutual respect and trust and build a strong relationship with
Japan values harmony within the group, that means it is important to be interdependent, cooperative and sympathetic rather than independent. Therefore, Japanese people are likely not to directly criticize people and they anticipate what others feel to keep the balance of the harmony. Based on this idea, I usually try to be neutral and objective if some conflicts happen within the group. Briefly outline your intercultural experiences? I was not familiar with racial and ethnic issues until I came to the US because Japanese society are not diverse.
Arab countries value conservatism and integrity where Westerners value rationality. After identifying significant differences, the article then talks about what steps can be taken to avoid conflict between the two groups and gain the other group’s trust. Arabs expect regular praise when they have done good work, whereas westerners are content if they keep their job. Conversely, Arabs are more hurt by criticism than westerners. (Page
That is why for a Japanese people don’t especially think of Shintoism as a religion but rather it taught as a way of life. Things that can seem totally trivila in western countries and may not include any religious aspect, like construction for example, will usually preceded and followed by a Shinto ritual in Japan. A final point about Shinto people in Japan is that they see themselves more obligated to take care of their local shrines and Kami than the big Japanese shrines, or the well know
The principle effectively aids Japan in achieving relatively high homogeneity socially and possibly economically, preventing the Japanese Nationality or identity that was ‘built’ to not be easily threatened by sudden or high influx of immigrants. Today, there still exists visible evidence of resistance from the public and the government to having and welcoming immigrants in Japan. This attitude towards immigrants may be interpreted as a form of social collective behaviour, indicating that Japan is leaning towards a more homogenous society, one that is resistant to the great diversity of people and would still prefer to maintain a kind of status
Probably, such peculiarities of Japanese culture can be associated with common in this region of Confucianism, which has formed tendency to traditionalism. The main purpose of Japanese communication style is the process of understanding each other 's. From interlocutors it is expected that they will show an intuitive sensitivity to values between words. In Japanese culture politeness and sociability demonstrate rather the avoidance of direct and long eye contact (Kaji, 2000; Lyutteryogann, 2005). Japanese people pay a great attention to politeness and respect, prefer silence and quietly listen to the interlocutor, carefully respond to the proposals of the partner.
Looking at Japan’s advancement from different perspective can provide a different answer to this question, and both answers are just as reasonable as the other. From one perspective, the Tokugawa pushed away foreign influence long enough until the Meiji could fully take advantage of it. From another perspective, the Meiji determined the fate of Japan through their decisions to travel abroad and reform the infrastructure of the entire country. Regardless of the chosen answer, there is strong data and arguments that can be made for both positions. Japan is a useful example for the class, because Japan’s success was dependent on many factors, and we have the freedom to choose our answer and how we frame this
Industrialism had profound effects on American Society, Business Owners, Workers, Farmers, and Immigrants that reshaped American Society and were both positive and negative in nature. During this time, the economy increased dramatically and city populations increased. New forms of technology were created to help the american people progress and live more comfortably. People also became more involved during this age. Many people voted and voter participation increased during the rise of industrialism.
Nakamura believes himself to be good and honourable; he does not relish in pain but accepts with as a necessary component of his devotion to his country and emperor. However Flanagan does not solely represent the Japanese in this light of brutality, rather he shows how the Japanese are more than vindictive and evil men. This is achieved through the emphasis Flanagan places on the works of Matsuo Bashō, a 17th Century Japanese poet. If as Dorrigo believes, “A great book compels you to reread your own soul”, (Flanagan, “The Narrow Road”, pp) then all literature likewise has great power for introspection and in this way it reminds the reader of the importance of literature in examining one’s self. This illustrates how the Japanese too have higher orders of understanding just like other western cultures, thus humanising the Nakamura and the other Japanese soldiers.