S: Breana Allison -global business etiquette
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1: I selected Japan is because Japan just seems like a great country that I would like to visit. All the pretty streets & traditions, I'd just have to learn the language. | Why I Selected this country
2: Facts & Statistics | Location: Eastern Asia, the island is chained between the north pacific ocean and the sea of japan. (east sea) east of the Korean Peninsula. Capital: Tokyo.
4: Ethnic Make-up: Japanese is 99% and others 1% -Korean 511,262. -Chinese 244,241. -Brazilian 182, 232. -Filipino 89,851. -Other 237,914 Religions: Shinto & Buddhist population: 127,333,002 (July 2004 est.) Climate: Japan has four normal seasons, just like the US. Winter, fall, summer, & spring
5: Facts & statistics
6: The Japanese official language is Japanese. It is the 6th most spoken language. The Japanese will never do anything to lose the face. They will never insult or criticize.
7: Lang. & culture Society
8: 1. Greetings in Japan are very formal and ritualized. 2. Gift-giving is highly ritualistic and meaningful. 3. You Wait to be told where to sit. There is a protocol to be followed. 4. The honored guest or the eldest is the first person to begin eating. 5. Never eve point your chop sticks. | Etiquette and Customs
10: Business Etiquette and protocol
11: 1. Mistakes are allowed as long as genuine respect is shown at all times. 2. One way to build and maintain relationships is with greetings / seasonal cards. 3. Appointments are required and, whenever possible, should be made several weeks in advance. 4. The Japanese are non-confrontational. 5. Business attire is conservative.
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