Essay on Japanese Business Etiquette

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Japanese Business Etiquette

Content:
I. Introduction
II. History
a. What is the country¡¦s political tradition?
b. Is there a dictatorship or other form of the government which means that the government will be closely involved in your efforts?
c. Is there a history of colonization or occupation by another state?
d. Are there any tensions with neighbors?
e. Is the country secular or not?
f. Religion?
III. Concepts for doing business
a. How does this culture see time?
b. How does this culture gather information?
c. How does this culture fit into the other models presented in class?
d. What are the important values in this culture; is there understanding of these values the
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Though the king or queen may be regarded as the government's symbolic head, it is the Prime Minister, who actually governs the country.
Japan has a royal family led by an Emperor, Akihito (born December 23, 1933) is the current and 125th Emperor of Japan, but under the current constitution he holds no power at all, not even emergency reserve powers.
Sovereignty, which was previously embodied in the Emperor, is now the domain of the people. The Emperor is defined as the symbol of the state.
Japan has a parliamentary government, which consists of three branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch.
This system is comparable to that in the United Kingdom.

b. Is there a dictatorship or other form of the government which means that the government will be closely involved in your efforts?
The first Imperial Diet was established in 1890 and made Japan the first country in Asia, which was ruled by parliamentary politics. The Diet was the legislative organ of the state and had the highest power, for example initiating constitutional revisions or designating a prime minister.
The upper house of the Imperial Diet consisted of the privileged class, for example the peerage, monarchs and the sovereignty ruled by the emperor.
Today the emperor does not have any effective power but is only the symbol of the state.
In 1946, during the occupation by the Allied powers the present…