The Cultural Aspects of Doing Business in Japan

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The Cultural Aspects of Doing Business in Japan
Jane Doe
Saint Leo University

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………3
Introduction……………………………………………………….………………………….4
Why do businesses globalize?.....……………………………………………………………4
Doing Business in Japan……………………………………………………………………..5
Understanding Japan’s business culture……………………………..………………………5
Setting up in Japan…………………………………………………………………………..6
Meeting and Greeting……………………………………………………………………….7
Religious Considerations……………………………………………………………………8
Customs and Courtesies……………………………………………………………………..8
Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………...9
References………………………………………………………………………………….10

Abstract
Many business owners today have been making their way abroad in hopes to expand their production and keeping up with recent trends of globalization. The differed cultural aspects of a foreign country should be greatly considered when trying to build a strong professional relationship with business associates from the host country. Doing extensive research and understanding their different business cultures are the first step a company should take before taking a major leap in a foreign soil. Japan has recently been the country of choice for Western entrepreneurs to invest and expand their business ventures. The Japanese economy has become more diverse because of their size and structure of companies, producing a complex web of inter-locking relationships between small and large businesses. Trying to adapt to a new culture can pose many challenges however, learning the customs and traditions of Japan can ensure a smooth transition for both the American business owner and the host nation country.

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