Culture of Japan Essays & Research Papers

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  • Panasonic and Japans Changing Culture
    Panasonic and Japans Changing Culture In Japan in 1918 Konosuke Matsushita founded Matsushita Electric a consumer electronics company which is known today as Panasonic. Panasonic has offices in 58 different countries and is regarded as one of the world’s largest electronics companies. (Panasonic, 2013) Panasonic alike many other Japanese companies was established on a Confucian value system. The Confucian value system consists of three main elements; reciprocal obligations, honesty and...
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  • Managing Across Cultures: Japan
     Management 335 Country Manager Training Module- Japan Matt Hachey, Madison Brewer, Christie Charnetski 3/28/2013 Executive Summary Japan prides its self on a hardworking, honest culture. Many individuals and businesses from around the world find Japan an attractive culture to work with because of their success in the global market place. It is said that they’re organized, dedicated and follow timely work ethics, these are some of the foundations to their success. Two common...
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  • Japan - 3710 Words
    Japan has a population of just over 126 million people, although each year this number slowly decreases due to the birth rate of 1.39 per couple1. As well as the fact that Japan is an extremely homogenous society with 99% of citizens and residents being Japanese with 1% of their population being non-Japanese. The declining population reflects highly upon society as many Japanese in their twenties feel they are too busy working to raise children, as well as the rising cost of living making it...
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  • Modernisation in Japan - 592 Words
    During the Meiji Restoration, rapid modernisation took place. Japan’s relatively small size, homogeneous population and centralised government allowed it to modernise quickly. By the late 1800s it had become the strongest of the Asian countries. This had a large impact upon Japanese society and its position in the Asian region. Japan managed to adopt modern ways whilst also being able to keep its unique culture and traditions. Modernisation in religion, education, the military, economics, and...
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  • American culture - 4314 Words
    Introduction Increasing globalization requires more interaction among people from diverse cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds than ever before. People no longer live and work in an insular marketplace; they are now part of a worldwide economy with competition coming from nearly every continent. For this reason, organizations need diversity to become more creative and open to change. Therefore maximizing and capitalizing on workplace diversity has become an important issue for management today....
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  • Doing Business in Japan - 11282 Words
    Copyright c JETRO 1999 All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, by mimeograph, photocopy, or any other means, nor stored in any information retrieval system, without the express written permission of the publishers. (For Distribution in the U.S.) This material is distributed by the U.S. office of JETRO (Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco) on behalf of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Tokyo, Japan....
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  • Japan and Mr. Prescott - 3735 Words
    JOHN HIGGINS – AN AMERICAN GOES NATIVE IN JAPAN In the fall of 1962, Mr. Leonard Prescott, vice-president and general manager of the Weaver-Yamazaki Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. of Japan, was considering what action, if any, to take regarding his executive assistant, Mr. John Higgins. In Mr. Prescott's opinion, Mr. Higgins had been losing his effectiveness as one who was to represent the U.S. parent company because of his extraordinary identification with the Japanese culture. The Weaver...
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  • GBCA Final Japan KWright
     Global Business Cultural Analysis: Japan A Cultural Study of Japan Kellye Wright BUSI604-D08 Liberty University Dr. Roshawrn Thomas December 2014 Table of Contents: A. Abstract - 3 B. Introduction - 3 1. The Major Elements and Dimensions of Culture in Japan - 4 1.1 Culture - 4 1.2 Communication - 6 1.3 Education - 7 1.4 Family - 9 1.5 Employment - 11 2. The Integration of Culture into the Japanese Business Market - 13 2.1 Business Organization - 13 2.2 Management - 16 2.3...
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  • Japan Cultural Analysis - 1804 Words
    NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITY Learner: Gavin M. Blair THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED IN Please Follow These Procedures: If requested by your mentor, use an assignment cover sheet as the first page of the word processor file. The assignment header should include the Learner’s last name, first initial, course code, dash, and assignment number (DoeJXXX0000-1) justified to the left and the page number justified to the right. Keep a Photocopy or Electronic Copy of Your...
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  • Reaction Paper on Japan - 441 Words
    July 19 when the midterms had started, our teacher meets us with a good mood and a beautiful smile. She gave us our new topic to be reported by each group in every meeting. The topics given to us were very interesting because of the abounding cultures and traditions of the different countries around the world. The reports were discussed in different ways, some group discussed it in a way of illustrating the culture and tradition, some just wrote it in a manila paper which is not discussed...
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  • The Influence of Videogames on Global Cultures
    Introduction Videogames are now the new entertainment for the modern generation. Videogames have become more technologically advanced and exciting since its humble beginnings from Pong, created in 1972 (McAllister 3). However, there are some people who do not appreciate the amazing technology and legacy of videogames today. Humans are dynamic creatures and different societies will view this technological innovation differently. Japan: Home of Videogames Most videogames are programmed in...
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  • Kelly's Assignment in Japan Case Answers
    Kelly’s Assignment in Japan Title: Solutions to Kelly’s Assignment in Japan Case Study Module Title and Number: Managing Across Borders MGT 3203 Date : January 28, 2013 Word Count : 1650 TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE Introduction 3 Culture Shock Stages Reflection…………………………..………………………….………………..3 Assessment of Clashes 5 Successful International Assignments 5 Suggestions to Remedy the Situation 6 Conclusion 7 REFERENCES 8...
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  • matsushita and japan's changing culture
    Panasonic and Japan’s Changing Culture Established in 1920, the consumer electronics giant Panasonic was at the forefront of the rise of Japan to the status of major economic power during the 1970s and 1980s (before 2009 Panasonic was known as Matsushita). Like many other long-standing Japanese businesses, Panasonic was regarded as a bastion of traditional Japanese values based on strong group identification, reciprocal obligations, and loyalty to the company. Several commentators attributed...
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  • Compare and Contrast American and Japanes Culture
    Japan is one of the many wonders in the world. Infamous for there horrific attack on Pearl Harbor and secluded for most of their time being a country, that is until now. But besides all their mistakes as a country they are a very respectful country and honor their elders. They will do what they are told with out a doubt. They have an honor system and respect each other in many ways, as I will explain to you. Their food base is mainly from the sea, being that they are a bunch of scattered islands...
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  • The Comparison of Reading Culture Among Japanese and Vietnamese People
    THE COMPARISON OF READING CULTURE AMONG JAPANESE AND VIETNAMESE PEOPLE. TABLE OF CONTENT PART A: INTRODUCTION I: Rationale II: Aims of the study III: Objectives of the study IV: Scope of the study V: Methods of the study PART B: DEVELOPMENT I: Reading culture review 1: Definition of book 2: Definition of reading culture II: Reading culture of Japanese people 1: History of reading culture 1.1: In the past 1.2: At present 2: The importance of...
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  • Gung Ho. Difference in Japanese and American Work Culture
    Difference between American and Japanese Culture In class we have recently just finished the movie Gung-Ho that illustrates to us the many difference between American and Japanese cultures. Although this movie focused on the difference between the work cultures, we still learn about the difference in way of life. In the movie Gung-Ho, a Japanese motor company comes to America to manufacture cars for the U.S. With in the first day of operations we see that the Japanese have a very...
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  • An Investigation of Japanese Corporate Culture, Its Trends and Changes
    An Investigation of Japanese Corporate Culture, Its Trends And Changes Japanese Business & Culture bus 258.1 Table of Contents1.0 Introduction 2.0 Procedure 3.0 Findings 3.1 Changing social culture. 3.2 Business Culture in Japan 3.3 Why change is needed 3.4 What is Japan and her corporations doing to develop and change 4.0 Conclusion 5.0 Bibliography Japanese Business & CultureAn investigation Japanese corporate culture, its...
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  • Discuss the Similarities and Differences Between Any Two Societies. in Your Answer, Make Reference to the Role of Cultures, Norms, Values and Inequality in Social Organization.
    V Bradley Word Count 1099 Discuss the similarities and differences between any TWO societies. In your answer, make reference to the role of cultures, norms, values and inequality in social organization. There are many similarities and differences between the cultures of Japan and Britain, this essay will look at some of these including religion, education, norms, values and inequalities in their social organizations. According to Google’s public data there are 127, 817, 277 people living in...
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  • More Than Just an Appearance: Reasons Behind Japanese Youth’s Adoption of Hip Hop
    Part One In the article “The Hip Hop Impact on Japanese Youth Culture”, the author, Xuexing Liu, addresses the idea that hip hop has a global influence on youth culture and he portrays it by describing how hip hop has affected Japanese youth. Liu is an associate professor of Japanese which suggests that he might be quite knowledgeable with regards to Japanese society’s traditions and cultures. This is evident from the various in-depth examples that he has inserted into many parts of the...
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  • Japanese Literature - 1073 Words
     "The Drifting Cloud" by Futabatei Shimei is known to be the first modern Japanese novel written about four main characters that each have conflicting views and attitudes toward the changes of Japan in the Meiji era. Because the setting for this novel is set in the Meiji era, there are dramatic changes in economics, politics, social structure as well as gender equality. Osei is a classic example of women's status at that time and shows us how these women's status changed or improved. The...
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  • Psychological Theories - 974 Words
    Psychological Theory Psych525 Psychological Theory This paper examines how a person’s cultural ethnocentric perspective causes them to react to a person from another culture based on the behavior/social cognitive theory. For the purposes of description, this presentation will explore both Irish and Japanese ethnocentric perspectives and how they relate to one another using the behavior/social cognitive theory. Ethnocentricity Before continuing on to describe Irish and Japanese cultural...
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  • Office Equipment Company - 3415 Words
    Table of Contents Page 1.0 Case Summary 2.0 Problem Statements 3.0 ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES 4.0 EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVES STRATEGIES 5.0 THE BEST STRATEGY AND JUSTIFICATION 6.0 Implementation 7.0 Conclusion 1-2 2-4 4-6 5 8 9 10 0 1.0. CASE SUMMARY Yamazaki pharmaceutical is one of a major producer of drugs and chemicals in Japan that distribute Weaver’s products which is one of the largest U.S drug firms. Leonard Prescott, vice president and general manager of Weaver Pharmaceutical...
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  • Japanese business men avoid eye contact during meetings
    Why do Japanese business men avoid eye contact during business meetings? This is a question that has a simple answer. But there is so much more to the meaning and culture that leads to it. Ever since history shows, the Japanese culture is focused around honor and respect. There are 3 things that are majorly important to know when going to a business meeting with Japanese businessmen. 1. Introduction 2. Business Cards/ Gift exchange 3. Body Language Introduction: Upon the start of a...
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  • Some Prefer Nettles - 1030 Words
    Most Japanese traditions involve every aspect of Japanese life. These traditions have also evolved over a period of thousands of years. One common tradition that may seem very visible to outsiders is the traditional Japanese dress of the kimono. A kimono is a woven cotton undergarment. This dress was the basic dress for the Japanese until more recently where it is customary to wear the kimono just for important celebrations. These celebrations make up the many traditions within Japanese culture...
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  • The Problem of Tōkōkyohi in Japanese Middle Schools
    Introduction Tōkōkyohi (登校拒否) has become an increasingly prominent issue in Japan since the 1980s. Official figures showed that there were 84,026, or 1.9% of Japanese middle school students suffering from tōkōkyohi in 1997 . However, tōkōkyohi, which is classified as form of “school non-attendance”, does not appear to be a problem that is unique to Japan. A similar form of “school non-attendance” affects less than 1% of the student population in Britain, which has the situation under control...
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  • Samurai's Garden - 519 Words
    In Gail Tsukiyama's The Samurai's Garden Stephen is sent from his homeland in China to Japan to recover from tuberculosis. In his journey to recovery he begins to learn from the culture of the Japanese. Stephen soon discovers that Matsu, the family's servant, shows quintessential characteristics of Japanese culture. Matsu's traits can often be compared to those of medieval Japanese warriors. Throughout Samurai's Garden, Matsu shows characteristics of a true samurai. One of the characteristics...
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  • The Japanese Negotiation - 414 Words
    Japanese Negotiation When Japanese companies negotiatie, there are barriers in their cultural understanding. Conversely, when the negotiations are with someone who have really different cultural background, cultural misunderstanding certainly exist. To understand the Japanese negotiation style, some knowledge of Japanese cultural tradition is necessary. Japanese society is ethnically homogenous and high-context. Order and harmony are highly respected and regarded as prime virtues of the...
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  • Anime Otaku - 253 Words
    What is an otaku? According to the Wikipedia, it literally means someone who always stays at home (お宅, otaku) with no social life. In Japan, they are being called a nerd or geek with nothing better else to do than watch anime. This is an extremely negative thing to say to a Japanese person, being called an “otaku” is an insult to them. In English, it is usually used to refer to an obsessive fan of anime/manga, Japanese video games, and Japanese culture. But no matter what they say or what they...
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  • John Higgins - 611 Words
    Case: John Higgins 1. How would you describe Higgins's and Prescott's attitudes toward implementing U.S. personnel policies in the Japanese operations? Higgins and Prescott both have different opinions toward implementing U.S. personnel policies in the Japanese operations. I would describe Higgins's attitude more against the U.S. personnel policies and more toward the Japanese ways of doing things, considering he would rather spend his time in Japan. I would describe Prescott's attitude...
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  • Fear and trembling - 2044 Words
    Marie Vilsange COMM 2312 September 24, 2013 Dr. Corinne Weisgerber Interpersonal Communication Fear and Trembling Coming to St. Edward’s was my dream. Who would have guess that the little girl I was at 5 would ever have the opportunity to move there one day. But the truth was that moving from France to Texas hasn’t been an easy task to do especially after all the French cultural background I’ve been use to my whole life. Everything is different when you come from Europe. But the thing I was...
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  • Wabi Sabi - 782 Words
    Wabi-Sabi Wabi-Sabi(侘寂) is a Japanese understanding of beauty or worldview that is widely used for describing art, places, people, and other kind situations. Wabi-Sabi aesthetic includes simplicity, plainness, quietness, harmony and intimacy. Wabi-Sabi comes from two different words. Wabi comes from the word Wabishii(侘しい), which means deprived, empty, or drearily. Wabi originally meant something discouraging. However, it changed to aesthetic when Japanese was strongly influenced by the idea...
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  • The Aesthetics of the Japanese Bento Box
    It was just a week ago when I last had my meal at McDonald's, eating my food without even thinking about the way it was sloppily presented at me, with my ice cream sundae dripping off the sides of the cup. Without much care about the way my food looks, I was just like everyone else in my table, very hurriedly taking my sandwich, and once in awhile criticizing the way the food tastes ("ang alat ng fries ngayon a"). This is such a stark contrast to the way food is appreciated outside urban...
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  • The Uncanny Valley - 1772 Words
    Anthropomorphism in Japanese Visual Culture What is Anthropomorphism? The process of giving animals or inanimate objects human characteristics to make humans feel empathy is called ‘Anthropomorphism’ The term anthropomorphism was first used by the Greek philosopher Xenophanes. The word is derived from the Greek word Anthrōpomorphos. ‘Anthrōpos’ meaning, “man” or "human", and ‘Morphē’, "shape" or "form". He used it when he criticized the Greek conception of gods and deities with human...
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  • Oscmgroupibenihanacaseanalysisdraftv2 141011084656 Conversion Gate01
    Case Study Analysis Benihana of Tokyo Binus Business School, MM Executive Batch 20 Presented by Group I Alexander Christian Dina Sandri Fani Jenna Widyawati Ridwan Martawidjaja The Story of Benihana 2 The 70’s Benihana Facing Issues 3 Detailed Analysis 4 Conclusion & Recommendation 5 Key Takeaways Case Analysis – Benihana of Tokyo 1 7/28/2014 Table of Contents 2 The Story of Benihana 2 The 70’s Benihana Facing Issues 3 Detailed Analysis 4 Conclusion & Recommendation 5...
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  • Gung Ho Movie Analysis
    Gung Ho, Movie Analysis – Group 6 LLSMS2065B Cross-Cultural Competences and Management Group project – Film analysis Gung Ho (1986) Professors Marie-Thérèse Claes Ina Ehnert Louvain School of Management ‐ Academic year 2012‐2013 1 Gung Ho, Movie Analysis – Group 6 Table of Content Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 3 1. Presentation of the movie, “Gung Ho”...
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  • Int Lost in Translation - 1073 Words
    Cross-cultural Management Culture could be defined as all the ways of life including traditions, religion, language, behaviors, arts and everything that creates identity to a country. In such a globalized world, where in most organizations we have people from the entire world, it is very important to know about cross-cultural management in order to understand people’s behavior and needs in order to avoid problems and have a pleasant and successful workplace. I chose to watch the movie ‘Lost...
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  • Mother-Daughter Relationship in "Seventeen Syllables" and "Everyday Use"
    In “Seventeen Syllables”, written by Hisaye Yamamoto, and “Everyday Use”, written by Alice Walker, the relationship between the mother and the daughter is portrayed. In “Seventeen Syllables”, the protagonist, Rosie is an American born Japanese (Nisei) who does not understand well about the Japanese culture, whereas her Issei mother, Mrs. Hayashi was born and raised in Japan and married to America. Mrs. Hayashi loves writing haiku, a traditional Japanese poetry, to escape from the reality of her...
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  • Teaching Material for Production Management
    Teaching Material for Production Management Used at a trainers' training for Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Centre of Armenia: SMEDNC July 2006 Written by Kazuchika SATO JICA Expert in Production Management Preface of the training course Production management includes all aspects of management techniques in manufacturing, which is necessary to understand for any engineers working in any enterprises. It is closely related with business and has been...
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  • Superflat - 5789 Words
    Word List Bijutsu Fine art Kindai Bijutsu Modern art Manga Manga are comics and print cartoons, in Japanese and conforming to the style developed in Japan in the late 20th century. Otaku Known as a mass media product presenting Japanese Culture, anime, has gained an increasing exposure and acceptance overseas during the 1990s. The term otaku, which was coined in 1982 and came into popular usage by 1989, is usually translated as ‘geek’ or ‘aficionado,’ and refers to a group of people...
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  • Navigating the Global - Lost in Translation Review
    ‘Lost in Translation’ navigates global spaces ★ ★ ★ ★ Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’ surrounds the experiences of Bob Harris and Charlotte, American tourists in Tokyo. Transcending the expectations of its romantic comedy genre, it delves into something much deeper; the overwhelming impact of globalisation on both the local and individuals. Bob Harris is a Hollywood actor whose faltering career has led him to accept an offer to shoot a commercial for Suntory Whiskey while Charlotte is...
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  • John Higgins - 353 Words
    2.0 Problems, Symptoms and Problem Statement 2.1 List of Problems 2.2.1 Firstly, the problem in this case study is that both Prescott and Higgins are good leaders but unfortunately they have a very diverse management style. Prescott wanted to implement the American management style that they use back in the Headquarters because he thinks that the company’s real contribution to Japanese society was in introducing new ideas and innovations. Whereas, Higgins on the other hand is...
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  • A Discussion of the Impact of Individualism and Collectivism on Employee Performance
    CHAPTER І A DISCUSSION OF THE IMPACT OF INDIVIDUALISM AND COLLECTIVISM ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE Over the last 30 years there have been many comparisons of Japanese and American business practices. There has been much research done on the positive and negative effects of both practices and the root of such differences. Typically the Japanese culture is known as a collectivist culture that places higher value on harmony and group continuity rather than individual...
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  • Oral Discussion - 324 Words
    Through the interactive oral, my understanding of Japanese culture and the behavior of the characters became better. In turn, this understanding shed light on the significance of the sexual and violent scenes in Kafka on the Shore, and now I see these scenes through a more intricate and meaningful lens. During the discussion of differences in Japanese traditional culture and western culture, it was mentioned that our society is very technological based, logic and reason based. People are...
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  • Matsushita Case 12 - 1379 Words
    Matsushita Case Phacharakamol Kumpinyo ID: 5529161 Case NO.1: Matsushita 1. Triggers of cultural change in Japan during the 1990s were traditional ways of doing business. In 1990s, Japan was encounter with bubble burst of financial crisis (economic slump) then every business unit which were get the problem with crisis must change their business ways as fast as they can to make their business moving on with not crush. Businesses start to lay off worker and reduce business size to smaller and...
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  • John Higgins - 1630 Words
    Leonard Prescott, vice president and general manager of Weaver-Yamazaki Pharmaceutical of Japan, believed that John Higgins, his executive assistant, was losing effectiveness in representing the U.S. parent company because of an extraordinary identification with the Japanese culture, (Japan is shown in Map 2.5.) The parent company, Weaver Pharmaceutical, had extensive international operations and was one of the largest U.S. drug firms. Its competitive position depended heavily on research and...
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  • Persuasive Speech: Japanese fiction works are better than Western ones
    Q:What kind of Japanese fiction works? A:This presentation is mostly about comics and animation produced in Japan, but it covers also TV Shows and movies Topic: Japanese fiction General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade you that Japanese fiction is better than western fiction regarding comics, animation, movies and TV shows Thesis statement: Although Western people see Japan as a calculating land with brutally efficient workers, they are in fact individualistic, expressive...
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  • John Higgins - 2117 Words
    How would you describe Higgins's and Prescott's attitudes toward implementing U.S. personnel policies in the Japanese operations? Higgins and Prescott both have different opinions toward implementing U.S. personnel policies in the Japanese operations. I would describe Higgins's attitude more against the U.S. personnel policies and more toward the Japanese ways of doing things, considering he would rather spend his time in Japan. I would describe Prescott's attitude more for the U.S. way of...
    2,117 Words | 6 Pages
  • Japanese Women's Identity in Cyberspace and Anime
    SEXUALITY, POWER AND RESISTANCE: IDENTITY PRODUCTION AND REPRODUCTION IN CYBERSPACE ANIME By Alfred James A. Ellar Graduate Student, Department Of Philosophy De La Salle University – Manila April 2011 ABSTRACT Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality Vol. 1 provides a contemporary feminist analysis of Japanese women and anime in terms of the relationship of identity with fundamental feminists’ themes such as sexuality, power and resistance. As such, I will argue that there is indeed a...
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  • Cross-cultural Communication and Power Distance
    Executive Summary This assignment is to analyze the U.S. culture and Japanese culture by using Hofstede’s 5 cultural dimensions and Trompenaars’s cultural dimensions. According to the Wal-Mart’s Japanese strategy case to distinguish the difference culture in Japan compare with U.S. There are some problems that Wal-Mart may encounter which are Japan's current distribution system, people’s traditional thinking of low price equate low quality and people would not going big shopping. The...
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  • Women in Global Business - 7252 Words
    Journal of Comprehensive Research, Page 56 Take a bow: culturally preparing expatriates for doing business in Japan Giuliana Scagliotti Nova Southeastern University Bahaudin Mujtaba Nova Southeastern University Abstract There are many cultural dimensions that firms should always consider and implement in their expatriate training programs. Insufficient cultural training can lead to business disasters for the multinational and the expatriate. Appropriate cultural training for expatriates can...
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  • Japanese Literature - 1050 Words
    Vernon McCalla Japanese Literature Question #2 2. Individualism has been seen as a characteristic feature of the modern world. How do we see the issue of individualism being dealt with in the works we have read? Discuss examples of individualism in both modern and pre-modern texts. In the works we have read, the characteristic of individualism has played a strong role in the lives and decisions of three characters in particular. The characters Basho, Chockichi, and Okada all display...
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  • john higgins - 2034 Words
    1.1 SUMMARY Pharmaceutical is one of the largest U.S drug firms and Yamazaki pharmaceutical is one of a major producer of drugs and chemicals in Japan that distribute also distribute Weaver’s product which is one of the largest U.S drug firms. Leonard Prescott is the vice president and general manager of Weaver Pharmaceutical. He thinks that his executive assistant John Higgins has lost control over his effectiveness representing the U.S parent company and has an extraordinary identification...
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  • Eye Contact with Japanese Businessmen
    Eye Contact with Japanese Businessmen Alexis Dinsbach Colorado Technical University Online Professor Justine James May 27, 2013 Abstract In Japan, the businessmen avoid eye contact. The businessmen would rather not waste their time and distract other men, especially their senior officers. Distractions may be embarrassing, especially when one should be focusing on the task at hand. In this research paper, comparisons among America and its culture will be...
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  • The Japanese Religion and Community - 1979 Words
    In societies across the world, religion has always had the ability to unite the people into communities through its rituals and celebrations. Japanese society is a major example of how people can join together as a community to celebrate their unique beliefs. However, this would then often raise the question of which came first; the close-knit community who started the religion, or the religion that jumpstarted everything and brought people together. The truth of the matter is, if one were to...
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  • Analysis Of An Ethical Dilemma - 564 Words
    Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma There are several key players involved in the Japanese culture dilemma. The first major player is Ryan McNamara who has been called into the office by his manager, Natalie Berman of Pryor Sterling Inc. She informs him of a “crucial project with ties to three of the firm’s major international accounts” in Tokyo (Nelson & Quick, p.66). Natalie provides Ryan with information “on the specifics of the project and timetable for completion” (p. 66). The other key...
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  • Japanese Cultural Paper - 3822 Words
    1. Describe methods to evaluate and enhance a QAPI program for hospice. The Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a data driven program improves quality care and safety for patients under hospice care. The QAPI program enables and enhances quality in hospice clinics in order to self evaluate themselves determining whether patient care in up to par (Tecca, Merriman, & Wilson, 2007). The methods to self examination enables hospice clinics to improve performance and quality...
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  • Evolution of Japanese Values After 1945
    The Evolution of Japanese Values after 1945 Presented To: Matthew Penney Professor HIST263 Concordia University Presented By: Antoine Nguyen ID: 9263039 Student Concordia University December 10th, 2010 Nationalism can be defined as “the complex network of ideas and philosophies that defines what constitutes a nation and what it means to be a citizen”. In other words, it can be described as the sense of identity as well as pride that not only distinguish the country from...
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  • How Groups Can Influence People in a Positive and Negative Way
    How groups can influence people in a positive and negative way. In this essay I am going to describe how groups can influence people in a positive and negative ways. I will provide a breakdown on what was positive and negative in each example of evidence given. I will also show how people usually conform to behave in a similar way to other members of a group. In my first example is from the Zimbardo experiment, Haney et al, 1973. In this experiment two groups of men were given roles to...
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