The Japanese Way : Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs of the Japanese

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A handy guide to understanding how people from every corner of Japan think, do business, and act in their daily lives

Organized alphabetically for east of use, The Japanese Way is an indispensable reference to the common as well as the divergent cultural traits of the Japanese. Included are 89 key traits, representing the values of a people who have been described as "enigmatic," "mysterious," "inscrutable," and even "unknowable." The Japanese Way provides an explanation of the ...

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Overview

A handy guide to understanding how people from every corner of Japan think, do business, and act in their daily lives

Organized alphabetically for east of use, The Japanese Way is an indispensable reference to the common as well as the divergent cultural traits of the Japanese. Included are 89 key traits, representing the values of a people who have been described as "enigmatic," "mysterious," "inscrutable," and even "unknowable." The Japanese Way provides an explanation of the varied ways in which these people celebrated holidays, interact with one another, resolve daily problems, view and deal with the outside world—-as welll as illuminating the rich and varied historical traditions that have shaped the modern culture of Asia’s most progressive nation.

Complete with a bibliography and index, The Japanese Wayprovides keen insights into the rich variety of customs and attitudes found among the Japanese people. Whether you are interested in Japan as a student, tourist or business traveler, this book will help you break the culture barrier—and appreciate the Japanese way.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780844283777
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/11/1996
  • Series: Way Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction IX Pronunciation and Romanization Xl
1. Abbreviations and contractions
2. Addresses and street names
3. Arts and crafts
4. Asking directions
5. Bathing and bathhouses
6. Body language and gestures
7. Borrowed words and acronyms
8. Bowing
9. Brand names and brand-name goods (burando-hin)
10.Business cards ("",ish.)
11.Calendar
12.Cherry blossoms and /lower viewing
13.Compliments
14.Conversation
15.Crime and safety
16.Dating and marriage
17.Death, funerals, and mourning
18.Dialects
19.Dining out
20.Dinner invitations
21.Directness
22.Discussion and consensus
23.Dress
24.Drinking
25.Driving
26.Earthquakes
27.Education
28.English-language study
29.Family
30.The /lag and the national anthem
31.Flowers and plants
32.Food and eating
33.Footwear
34.Foreigners
35.Gender roles
36.Geography
37.Gifts
38.Government
39.Hellos and good byes
40.Holidays and festivals
41.Honorific speech (keigo)
42.Hotels and inns
43.Housing and furnishings
44.Humor
45.The Imperial Family
46.Individuals and couples
47.Introduct ions and networking
48.Karaoke
49.Leisure (rejii)
50.Letters, greeting cards, and postal services
51.Love and affection
52.Lucky and unlucky numbers
53.Male/Female speech
54.Money
55.Mt. Fuji
56.Music and dance
57.Myths, legends, and folklore
58.Names, titles, and forms of address
59.Numbers and counting
60.Oriental medicine
61.Pinball (pachinko)
62.Politeness and rudeness
63.Population
64.Privacy
65.Reading material
66.Religion
67.The seasons
68.Shopping
69.Shrines and temples
70.Signatures and seals
71.Social structure
72.Sports
73.Table etiquette
74.Telephones
75.Television /radio/movies
76.Thank-yous and regrets
77.Theater
78.Time and punctuality
78.Toilets
81.Travel within Japan
82.Vending machines
83.Visiting private homes
84.Weights, measures, and sizes
85.Working hours
86.The written language
87."Yes" and "no"
88."You first"
89.Zoological calendar Sources and related readings Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2001

    This Book is GREAT!!

    THis book is great! It helped me understand coustoms that Japanese people did. I recommend it for people who are planing to go to Japan and if your just interested in it!!!

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