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Transcript of Japan
A subordinate will bow lower than the executive.
Firm handshakes are discouraged. Japanese handshakes are limp and eye contact is avoided.
Business cards are exchanged at the first meeting. Business Customs Japanese Words: Hello: Konnichiwa
Thank-you: Kansha no
You are welcome: Dōitashimashite
Sa We picked Japan for our electronic industry's new location because it has a booming electronics market and highly advanced technology Food Disadvantages include some existing, well-known competitions in our market, difficulty in building customer loyalty, and differences in the business culture. Japanese people eat a large amount of fish in their diets, with one of the highest amounts of fish eaten per capita in the world. Additionally, tea is drank with nearly every meal in Japan
Some traditional Japanese meals are sushi, rice balls, and ramen
Similar to other countries, Japanese people eat three meals a day, with a quick breakfast, lunch, and heavy dinner
Honored guests sit at the ends of the table, and they are the first ones to begin eating Punctuality is very crucial. Arriving on time for a meeting is expected, preceded by a social banter.
Business relationships are hierarchical , with older people having a higher status than younger people
Business cards are exchanged before shaking hands, and MUST state your rank Gift Giving Male/Female Roles Gift giving is more about the thought that actual gift.
Gift giving is usually done using both hands and received with both hands.
Expensive gift giving is not taken as a bribe but instead as a sign of respect.
Gifts are usually not given on birthdays or Christmas, but with recent social developments, gift giving during Christmas and birthdays has become much more accepted.
Don't give gift unless there is one for everyone present. Men have higher status than women, both in business and in society.
However, foreign women are treated as equals
Women viewed first as a foreigner, then as a woman. Leadership Styles Motivational Theorists Japanese managers incorporates a Theory Y method of management; they assume employees are hardworking and dedicated to the company
Employees' motivation comes from the success of the company, which is very important to them.
Employees are offered little incentives besides the pride and accomplishments of their works. There are many prevalent leadership styles in Japanese business however the authoritative type is most common
The leaders are very task-oriented Their favorite way of relaxing after a long day of work is by going to a hot spring.
For other forms of entertainment they also like to play pachinko, a game in which the player controls the speed of steel balls, in an attempt to make the balls activate a slot machine where the player wins if they end up matching three icons.
Watching and participating in sumo wrestling is also a favorite way for the Japanese to entertain themselves.