While negotiating or meeting with Japanese company staff members, one should pay close attention to the individual character, type, and role of the Japanese negotiators. Japanese social values emphasize group ties, a positive concept of the individual is not entirely lacking. Furthermore, as American is belongs to low context culture, Japanese can direct communicate and replying on strong personal relationships to support mutual understanding while negotiating with American. Meanwhile, a striking feature of collectivistic is their dislike of the negative; also a direct contradiction is invariably avoided. However, in order to make business deal successfully, both countries should recognize that a foreign negotiator is different from you.
Co-operation takes the focus away from individuals and creates a community that depends on the harmony of society, and removes the emphasis on individualism (Henry, 2013) which has directly influenced the culture of Japan we see today, hard workers that focus on the group rather than individual prowess. Although the factor of rice this essay has discussed may seem minimal, its importance has been a major factor in moulding Japanese society to what is seen today and although this has meant a suppression of individualism, to try and alter the “system” in order to increase Japanese individualism is futile ,as this would mean that Japanese society, tradition and religious beliefs would need to be altered drastically and this would entail “ stepping outside the square” which in Japan is such a faux pas that it seems a futile exercise. Farming in Japan bought rice, which in turn became the symbol of a bond between the Japanese people and Kami which enhanced the Shinto religious traditions that have enriched the Japanese collective culture. If taken in this context we can see that rice has become Japans spiritual connection with the spiritual world, nature and society (Demetriou,
Puppet theater may still be alive in the western side of Japan, but in Tokyo bunraku plays were a thing of the past (Tanizaki, 145). Bunraku puppet theater is what draws Kaname to the past, though originally, he was reluctant to go. He only went because he felt it was necessary to appease his father in
Some people don’t need to go to a four-year college because it's not for everyone. It does not also guarantee a job which means you will get your hopes up and won’t like the results. In addition, there are blue collared jobs that offer good pay as well. Therefore, success does not require a college degree. Students today believe that continuing higher education promises success.
If you make an effort, you will be rewarded. That was more remarkable in America than Japan. I adjusted to the environment, I learned languages with tremendous effort, and after several years I became an honor student at a school. I am proud of my life and the chance that I could have had done. Time has passed, when I become the last grade at middle school, I decided to finish secondary education in Japan.
Ultimately, ethnic studies promote American ideals, create identity, and only create contempt when being constrained from these courses. Ethnic studies should be implemented in schools, because they promote American ideals of diversity, inclusion, and freedom. In a place like America, where diversity is supposed to be the building block of our nation, one would think that different ethnic groups would have the right to study their own identity. Students question this in the film and make claims such as, “Education is so against me that they don’t want me.” Evidently, with the threat of abolishing ethnic studies courses, students feel a lack of inclusion, which defies American values. Other violations of American
Coming to America Despite the western influence, the Japanese way of life is still different from the American culture (Adler, 2008). The American culture focuses on independence and individualism, in America when a person turns 18 they are considered independent; whereas, the Japanese culture is collectivism and focuses on family (Adler, 2008). In Japan, kids care for the elders so their elders do not need to rely on saving for retirement. In the case of Moto (Cercik, 1992), a Japanese business professional, takes on an assignment in the United States to negotiate a business deal, and Moto understands it takes time and skill to adjust in a different culture (Adler, 2008). Moto’s, coming from a collectivist culture arrived in Chicago, an individualist culture, main purpose is to simply establish a good working relationship with Mr. Crowell, President of Allmack (Cercik, 1992).
George Washington Carver famously said, “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” Many people in Japan study abroad to learn another language, to meet people from diversified cultures, or to broaden one’s perspective; however, some people experience reverse culture shock after coming back from another country. Returnees, in particular, have a hard time getting used to Japan because of the social, educational, and environmental reasons. The strict social rules of Japanese society are one reason why returning to Japan can be so difficult. Returnees have difficulty getting used to Japan because there are many strict rules that people have to follow. As it is mentioned in the Kikokusha: Japanese Returnees, many will
We all know and avoid the obvious career mistakes like procrastination, poor work performance and not being prepared for a meeting. We tend to assume that doing our job well should be enough to get us recognised at work and get us that promotion or that pay raise. Working hard and doing our best should be enough to rise in the corporate ladder, right? Wrong. In today’s corporate world it’s not enough to just do your job well there are a whole lot of other rules that enter the picture when it comes to advancing in your career.
My time in Japan helped me to realize my passion for other cultures and my desire to work with people of all backgrounds. Through this life-changing experience, I decided that I’d like to continue representing the United States and to pursue a career in international relations. It also prepared me for the challenges of international travel and adjusting to host family dynamics. I place significant value in education and have worked hard to maintain strong academic achievement. My desire to learn has motivated me in my schoolwork and has prepared me for the vigorous study necessary for success in the NSLI-Y program.
Although managers are vulnerable to criticism whether they focus on efficiency or fairness it’s cheaper in the long run to build quality into the product and services than to continue to correct errors later( Austin, 2002). Finally, interaction with consumers or our clients is typical in the human service field. Therefore, consumer feedback is vital to the wellbeing of the agency. An article studying the performance appraisal in non profit organization witnessed a surge in attention to the conceptualization and measurement of organization performance and effectiveness(Seiden & Sowa, 2011). The Authors also suggested that human service organization meeting their goal is directly dependent upon the ability of the staff to perform effectively in the management and delivery of services(Seiden & Sowa, 2011).
First was the jobs in America. Well that is because industrialization helped the United States to provide jobs for newly immigrated Japanese people. The immigrants would fill low-paying, low-status, or dangerous jobs that Japanese immigrants rejected. Another object was their homes. Many Japanese immigrants did not like their new jobs because the distance away from family and friends was a long disconnection.