Japanese American Social Beliefs

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SOCIAL BELIEFS The social beliefs of Japan differ greatly from those of our own. In order to have a positive interaction with a person of Japanese decent it is important to be aware of their culture and beliefs. In Japan time is an important concept. There are clocks almost everywhere you look. Japanese people are very punctual and precise. It is custom for them to arrive at least 15 minutes early to appointments. To be late, without notifying someone, is a sign of disrespect, and should be avoided at all costs. When interacting with people of Japanese decent it is very important to respect their personal space. Standing too close or touching someone is considered rude and will make them very uncomfortable. Avoid making eye contact as

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