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Culture & Sterotypes

International Business Cultures

Group A


01. Introduction

We have chosen Japan for studying its culture along with the various sterotypes prevailing in the country.

We will be discussing about the cultures and the sterotypes of Japan and if these factors play a part in their business.

02. Culture

Go for the bow!

In Japanese culture, respect is shown through bowing, not shaking hands. A 15 degree bow with hands at your sides and straight posture is a customary and appreciated gesture.

Slip your shoes off at home.

Japanese culture is rooted in cleanlinessa and politeness. thus, keep in mind to remove your shoes before entering someones house to stop dirt from getting everyhwere.

02. Culture

Never pour your own drinks.

Enjoy drinks at an izakay to bond with others, pour for the oldest first, show gratitude by holding your glass with both hands, and drink together to avoid overindulging.

    Be careful with chopsticks.

    In Japan, food is revered as an art form, with chopstick etiquette being crucial. Remeber to avoid vertical chopstick placement, improper handling and soy excessive sauce.

    03. Sterotypes


    1. Politeness

    Japanese people are often sterotyped as being extremely poliet and respectful in their interactions.

    2. Hardwork Ethic

    There is a sterotype that Japanese people are diligent and hardworking, often putting in long hours at work.

    3 Love for Technology

    Japaan isnoften associated with technological advancements, and japanese people are sometimes sterotyped as being tech-savvy.

    4. Traditional customs

    There is a perception that Japanese culture is steeped in tradition, with practices such as tea ceremonies , kimono wearing and cherry blossom viewing being prominent.

    04. Examples

    In Japan, people are often stereotyped as eating whale and dolphin meat.

    Physical contact during conversation is not common between colleagues.

    04. Business


    Respect is a cornerstone of Japanese culture, and this is especially true in business. Respect for one's colleagues, superiors, and clients is essential.

    Decision making

    Decision-making in Jpan can be a sow and consensus-driven process. The Japanese tend to avoid making quick decisions, and they often seek input from multiple stakeholders.

    Thank youfor your attention

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