There are many different types of cultural issues one needs to take into consideration when dealing with a Japanese business men referred to as (salary men). For example there are no types of arguments in the Japanese business culture. There is much respect given to their elders. A salary man will never question or talk ill of the company it works for. There is no retiring at the age of 65. The career is for life in the same company which will also take care of the salary men for life. This career path is prepared for him since birth.
The mother does all the research, from the best kinder garden to what college he may attend. All this is only possible with two consideration. The father makes all the decisions and the company he works for will dictate how he will be received. The social statues depends on the company's reputation and revenue. When dealing with a salary man you always must exchange business cards since this is a sense of pride for a salary man due to the life time family bond that is built between the salary man and the company he represents. (“Cultural Differences between U.S and Japan”)
American and Japan Business, There are many cultural differences between Japan and America. Americans tend to be direct and to the point in their work. They often state their opinion on business matters, when in Japan it is considered impolite. Americans deal with a lot of facts, so when presenting in America that is what we are looking for to make business decisions. It is also important in Japan, but they would rather only hear the facts of the presentation and not the presenter’s opinion. ("Cultural differences between U.
S. and Japan", n. d. ). People in Japan are also very eco-friendly. They care about the environment a lot. So when creating your presentation in Japan, do not make handouts that are not necessary. E-mail the presentation to everyone to save on paper being wasted. Technology is advancing rapidly, and a lot of it starts in Japan, so take advantage of it, and do not waste trees. This will show them a great deal of respect, and they will appreciate it. ("Cultural differences between U. S. and Japan", n. d. ). America and Japan Intertwined,
It can hard to generalize the differences between countries when we now have such a global economy that is truly intertwined. However, there are differences in philosophies and views in the business world. Culture can also be a huge factor on both business and business philosophies. One such cultural view that can have a profound affect is the way both cultures perform personally and when in the business world are such topics as individuality. The United States of America is more of an individualistic culture while Japan is considered more of a collectivist culture.
One interpretation of this can be that a person from USA may be more incline about their personal growth over the growth of the company that they work for while a business man from Japan will try to work as hard as he can for the good of his company. Conclusion Moreover, the evaluation in which we identified the ways that arguments or presentations of the arguments that would need to be change. There are no arguments in Japanese work culture. So in order to be able to communicate better the U. S must study the business work culture of Japan. The mannerism that may assume to be an insult may be just a time of reflection.
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