Explaining why developing and maintaining cross-cultural relations is a useful skill. Since the world has come to globalization, it is important to understand other’s culture and have an approach to cultural universals. Stop using your belief to judge others culture since it may create biases. Understanding others culture based on their culture standards is the key solution to maintaining good relationship with anyone from any culture. Developing and maintaining cross-culture relation will help you much with in the following.
Both country use same professional title in formal situations, for us Singaporean we use Mr and Mrs, but for Japanese there use the word San as Mr and Mrs. Exchanging of business cards is common in both culture, as we Singapore business men we should prepare our business cards both side is printed in English and Japanese. If we received from the Japanese we should take our time to read the card and should not just keep it in our
For not to be misunderstood, we should choose suitable words for our subject that we are talking about. Secondly, learning a new language makes you a better listener, it develops your creativity. According to some researchs bilingual people's attention, blocking noise and tone detection capabilities are improved than the others. Also, speaking without thinking and building meaningful sentences something which is really hard with a different language. Therefore being bilingual supports speaking fluently, nice selection of words and ability to play with words.
In Conclusion, English is dramatically taking place of local languages in different parts of the world. People are welcoming it and feeling proud to be part of it. While it leaves adverse effects on local languages and cultures related to these languages. It is human nature that tries to be part of high valued things. Which makes it at some extend impossible to stand against English-medium schools.
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.
2.0 Language In doing a business in a foreign country, language must be concerned about because it helped you to communicate with the local people. Speaking the same language may able to assist you to provide a clearer understanding of a situation and also view the meaning that someone was trying to explain to you. For example in term of language, Japan is a collectivism country.According to Low (1913, vol.197, no.688, p.406) collectivism is a thought that
Language Policy Language Policy contributes to the growth of the field by publishing high-quality studies that help build a sound theoretical understanding of the subject area. It presents papers that deal with the widest range of cases, situations and regions. Many countries have a language policy designed to encourage or discourage the use of a particular language or set of languages. Although nations historically have used language policies most often to promote one official language at the expense of others, many countries now have policies designed to protect and promote regional and ethnic languages whose viability is threatened. Indeed, whilst the existence of linguistic minorities within their jurisdiction has often been considered to be a potential threat to internal cohesion, States also understand that providing language rights to minorities may be more in their long term interest, as a means of gaining citizens’ trust in the central government.
Because language learning requires continuity and again. Foreign language means to know only know in theory does not mean that the grammatical structure of the language. Foreign languages to know, to understand the full meaning of what it is to speak the language and be able to pronounce it correctly. Grammar should begin to lay the foundations for our language here, and also that when we go abroad we have to learn all the rules and permanently with the correct pronunciation. Abroad time we were trying a little too tight in a very short period of time that is easier to learn a good level of language
My friend and I once again point out differences in our culture, compare and contrast them in order to find the most suitable way of communicating. Another reason why culture differences can be utilized is that the information people share can be plentiful and diverse. The more we receive, the less misunderstanding we get. When communicating, we - human - exchange our culture in our languages, behaviors and gestures. At first, we may not understand everything shared but if they happens again and again, our brain will recognize and get used to it.
As actions speaks louder than words likewise the customs, traditions, values, norms and symbolic representation define others culture to the people even before their interactions through communicating in native language. Being Global citizen, it is one of the significant responsibilities to keep and continue building bridges and keep on removing gaps to bring the world at one platform. Not only removing the gaps is one of the essential responsibilities of global citizen but also contributing in preventing from their destruction, in order to divide further apart. For its sake, we can build new roads and ways towards peace simply by understanding other cultures. This will encourage interactions to be peaceful and accepter of each other’s cultures and exchange positive practices of others.