Japanese and American Cross Cultural/Cultural Awareness Training

Knowing what to look out for when working in a cross-cultural environment can make it less confusing and can help to avoid unintended or accidental misunderstandings! Understanding similarities and differences is the theme of this half-day introductory course that covers the key differences and similarities between typical American culture and typical Japanese culture, and how these cultural differences and similarities play out in the daily business world.Note: This course is focused on working effectively within a large Japanese owned or controlled organization versus doing business with a Japanese organization as a vendor or customer.
There are no prerequisites for the class.
1/2 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is ideal for anyone working in a North American cross cultural environment who wants to better understand Japanese culture, and the Japanese way of working and doing business.
  • An introduction to Japan; the Japanese; and Japanese beliefs, culture, values, ethics, customs and national character
  • A review of general cross-cultural (mis)perceptions
  • A review of fey differences between Japanese and American Communication Styles
  • Breaking cross cultural stereotypes
  • General Japanese social etiquette and protocol
  • Key Japanese cultural expressions in a business context

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