Doing Business in Japan

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Doing Business in Japan Abstract This report will highlight the various aspects of Japanese culture important to understanding how the average Japanese man or woman goes about his or her day. This report will also analyze various aspects of Japanese culture which would be useful for a Canadian business person to have a successful and safe business stay in Canada, and very briefly highlight some differences between the Canadian and Japanese culture. TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Abstract................................................................................................................................1…show more content…
Conclusion.........................................................................................................................14 References..........................................................................................................................15 Introduction Brief Overview One of the most important facets for a successful business in the twenty-first century is how it communicates with their customers, partners, suppliers and governments from different countries and cultures from around the world. For a business to operate with any modicum of success in Japan, you must possess a basic understand of how their society functions. As a result of learning about the geography, climate, history, religion, cultural rituals, politics, education system, and the role of the family; it will allow a business or business person the insight needed to understand how society functions and the method in which business is conducted. Geography & Climate Japan is an island nation that is located across the Japanese Sea. Japan consists of the islands of Hokkaiodo, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu (Yamada & Kurashige, 2003). The landscape of Japan is seventy-one percent mountainous ("Population Demographics," 2007). Japan is a small country that is situated in the northern temperate zone. Japan experiences the four seasons similar to that of North America. Japan experiences typhoons which are a lot stronger than their sister hurricanes in the Atlantic (Yamada &
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