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Michael Murallon

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Transcript of Japan

Welcome to Japan
Religion in Japan
What is
What is
Power Distance in Japan
What is
What are

supposed to do for each other?
Power Distance in Japan

Collectivism in Japan

Indulgence vs Restraint in Japan
Masculinity, Uncertainty Avoidance, and Long Term Orientation in Japan
Population: 126,451,398

Religion in Japan
What is Shinto?

道 (to)="the way"

"The way of Gods"

The land of the rising sun.
As is symbolized in the Japanese National Flag

Creators of Japan islands and the origin of Japanese
Izanagi and Izanami
During 1612-1856, Christians were destroyed by Government
Based on Legend, an Emperor is descended from Amaterasu.
Power Distance in Japan

Concepts of Senpai and Kohai in Japan.

Senpai means a person who is elder than you or an upper-class student and/or employee.

Kohai means that a that is younger than you or an lower-class student and/or employee.
Unlike Americans, who may downplay differences in age and status to foster closeness, the Japanese make much of hierarchical relationships based on age and view them in a positive light, as "a matter of intimacy and emotional involvement" .
needs to serve Senpai
The Kohai serve the Senpai with deference. At drinking gatherings, Kohai pours Senpai's beers and isn't allowed to stop drinking and go home until senpai decides the party is over.
Senpai need to take care of Kohai.
In contrast, when Senpai went to a restaurant or bar with Kohai, Senpai has responsibility to pay for the both of them.
In work enviroment, a Senpai's job includes guiding their Kohai.
Because the Senpai has been in the company longer, it isn't rare that their duties include guiding the Kohai at work. However, since there are also people with the spirit of an artisan who treat it as "watch and learn" or "you're taking my job," there are times where the guidance isn't dependable. Being lucky and getting a helpful, Senpai is a powerful factor that influences whether or not one can grow in a company.
Emphasis on harmony and teamwork
In the U.S., people are competing regardless of their age. The most important thing is their skills and/or abilities.
The relationship between Senpai and Kohai may look to be unfair but they support each other by doing what is supposed to be done
Japan is an homogeneous culture

A homogeneous culture is a society comprised of the same race. This form of culture is characterized by people of the same cultural aspects.
The reason why Japanese culture is collectivistic:

Rice cultivation

School system→elementary school, junior high school, high school

Japanese grammar
Rice cultivation vs Wheat cultivation
Hard to manage rice field influenced by weather irrigated agriculture

Comparative easy management of water by temperature

Cooperating is important
Don't need cooperation

School uniform
Gym uniform

Sports day → a class or group much relay, cheering competition, big-foot race
School festival → creating a something with a class
Choral competition → singing in chorus in a class
School trip → each class or group activity

School in Japan
Controlling the individual by observing group rule
Everyone work together toward one goal!!
Being nice to friends

Japanese Grammar

ex: An elephant's nose is long.

zou(elephant) ha(nominative case) hana(nose) ga(adverb) nagai(predicate)
Writing a home address
×××× 〇〇〇nd place SW Federal way WA 98023

980232 WA Federal way SW 〇〇nd place ××××

Japan Present Day
Don't help others works→work over time

Nuclear family

Japan is a culture of restraint

- Restraint-based culture: not put much value in leisure time or indulging one's desires

Work takes the top priority
Showing too much emotion, particularly negative
emotion, in public not good

Attitude of Shouganai
Gambatte or Gambaru

Japanese people will get a feeling of guilt when they do not work.


Americans: work=reaching a goal
Japanese: work=an end to itself, a kind of existential existence
Children learn that hard work is a virtue
"Don't Give Up!" "Keep Trying!" & "Go For It!"
Japanese culture vs. American culture

Rated at 95

Average age of marriage: 33

Schools are highly competitive
Test for kindergarten
Year long cram schools for Universities

Reflected best in work ethics
Don't leave work before your boss
Willingly not reporting overtime
Uncertainty Avoidance
Based in natural disasters
Disaster plans for everything
Massive etiquette book sales
For school, work and dating
Opening and closing school ceremonies
Begin of work day ceremonies
Use of intermediaries
Long Term Orientation
Based on long term wealth
A lot of investment in R&D
School Planning
Patience in relationships

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