Japanese customs vital for success of the American businessman : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Patel, Akil
Tomizawa, Sadatoshi
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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It is a well-known fact that the United States and Japan are quite dependent on one another in today's business world. In order to maintain a successful relationship, each country must have a sound knowledge of the other country's background. The information presented here identifies the major Japanese customs that will help the American businessman in future interactions with the Japanese. An explanation for which the customs are based on along with examples of the customs are presented. These customs fall into three main categories which are business customs, social customs, and cultural customs. Furthermore, the information identifies how the three types of customs are intertwined and how an understanding of all three types is essential for success. Finally, the present status and improvements on awareness to this issue are presented.