New PDF release: Behind the Japanese Mask: How to Understand the Japanese

By Jonathan Rice

ISBN-10: 1848030096

ISBN-13: 9781848030091

ISBN-10: 1857039688

ISBN-13: 9781857039689

This identify matters the Farnham fort Centre for foreign Briefing, greatly said because the world's top supplier of intercultural administration education and briefing. It has an unequalled recognition for supporting members, companions and their households to arrange to dwell and paintings successfully wherever on this planet.
1. the japanese Mask
2. the japanese Archipelago
3. Japan Past
4. The Cultural Values of Japan
5. the japanese Language
6. the japanese Economy
7. The company World
8. Negotiating with the Japanese
9. Experiencing Japan

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Patience and persistence achieved their ends again. The Forty-Seven Ronin (who as noble failures were proud to commit ritual suicide after killing Lord Asano) are thought of as great heroes even today, because they represent virtues of loyalty, self-discipline and patience that are still highly valued. Japanese management style, for example, is one of continuous strategic thinking, of putting oneself into the position one would like to be in the future and working out how one would have got there, and the impact its achievement will have on all other aspects of the company's operation.

Certainly there is a law against murder in Japan, and as a general rule it is best to follow the philosophy of not killing one's neighbours. But everything is relative - there are circumstances in which it is better to kill than not to kill. Moral absolutes are intransigent and wrong to Japanese ways of thinking. 3 Japan Past Japan's history defines its people and their actions today. As with any nation, there are certain key events in their history that still exert a significant effect on the national psyche.

It is renowned as a beautiful island in Japanese legend and song, but is now little more than a pretty outpost of Japanese culture in the cold and inhospitable Japan Sea. The islands of Iki and Tsushima, in the straits between Japan and the Korean peninsula, have been the subject of disputes over the centuries, and Tanegashima, just south of Kyushu, owes its fame to the fact that this is where the first Europeans landed when they came to conquer or convert (whichever was the easier) in the sixteenth century.

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