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Title: CULTURE SHOCK! Japan


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CULTURE SHOCK! Japan
  • Socializing with the Japanese

2
Definition of Terms
  • Gaijin - foreigner
  • O-furo - ritual community bath
  • Expatriate - foreigner living in another country
  • Faux pas - social blunder
  • Wa - harmony

3
  • Omoiyari - empathy
  • Hierarchy - classification of a group of people
    according to ability, or economic, social, or
    professional standing
  • Uchi - inside
  • Soto - outside
  • Kao - face

4
Bowing
  • Formal and first time meetings - 45
  • Second meeting - 15

5
Name Cards
  • A man without a card is like a fish without a
    tail.
  • Cards respect
  • Presenting cards

6
Basic Concepts of Personal Behavior
  • Wa - harmony. Cardinal value of interpersonal
    relationships
  • Omoiyari - empathy. Feelings are important.
    Empathy is valued more than ability to be
    rational and practical.

7
Two Faces of the Ego
  • The inner person is the honne
  • The outer person (mask) is the tatemae

8
Hierarchy
  • Confucius says
  • Japanese are very conscious of status and age
    differences.
  • School - senior students are senpai junior
    students are kohai.
  • Still part of social fabric

9
Social Responsibility
  • kashi - a loan
  • Kari - a debt

10
Whos in, whos not?
  • Uchi - inside
  • Soto - outside

11
Kao - Face
  • The Japanese are always concerned about what
    others think of them.
  • And, they dont ever want to lose face, or the
    face they present to others,

12
Table Manners
  • Where are your shoes?
  • How do you use your chopsticks?
  • Eating, drinking, and conversation?

13
CULTURE SHOCK! Japan
  • Rex Shelley (1993)
  • Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
  • Portland, Oregon
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