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rajon mcgee

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Transcript of Japan

BY.rajon mcge and david hinds

Monetary Denomination
Cash is still the preferred payment method, especially when it involves small amounts.

It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar.
It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the U.S. dollar, the euro
Avoid the "OK" sign; in Japan it means money.

exchange rate $1 is 112.13 yens in japan.

Important Holidays
January 1 (national holiday) New Year (shogatsu): This is the most important holiday in Japan. While only January 1 is designated as a national holiday, many businesses remain closed through January 3.

February 14 Valentine's Day:
In Japan, women give chocolates to men on Valentine's Day. It is not a national holiday.

March 14 White Day:
The opposite of Valentine's Day: Men give cakes or chocolates to women. It is not a national holiday.
November 3 (national holiday) Culture Day (bunka no hi):
A day for promotion of culture and the love of freedom and peace. On culture day, school sand the government award selected persons for their special, cultural achievements.
Schedule Work week
Most diffcult adjustment japan
The customary greeting is the bow.
Business Time in japan

If it’s midnight here it’s 8am in japan:

When you go to sleep, they are going to work

It’s important to arrive on time, or 5-30 minutes earlier than the meeting’s start time, as Japanese value punctuality.

Men should wear dark conservative attire. Business suits are most suitable. It's very important to make a bow
at the same time and to hold your card with both hands as you tender it.
Woman's dress should be conservative. Little emphasis should be placed on accessories. They should be minimal.
Women should only wear low-heeled shoes to avoid towering over men.


Casual dress is never appropriate in a business setting.
Women should not wear pants in a business situation. Japanese men tend to find it offensive.


Japanese people work around 75-80 hours a week and get about 35 hours of sleep in that week.

In introductions use the person’s last name plus the word san which means Mr. or Ms
Learning the laugage
Lack of trash cans on the street.
No Tipping
beware of alcohol
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