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ID number:667296
Published: 15.01.2006.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Not used

Hello! My presentation is about Japan. I choose it because of difference from other countries. I didn’t know very much about Japan, but it all the time seemed to me very interesting.
I’ve divided my talk into three parts. First is about business dress, what to wear and what is expected of a business person, coming to Japan. Second tells much more about conversation, welcome topics and from which have to avoid. And third, for me the most surprising is public behavior, what to do and how no to became in uncomfortable situations.

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Business Dress

In Japanese business culture, men traditionally wore conservative suits, typically in blue or gray, with a white shirt and dark tie. Suits are still conservative in medium-sized and larger Japanese companies and government offices. Pastel shirts, and some even more colorful versions, are rapidly becoming common in Japan's business world. The foreign businessman in Japan can wear whatever shirt he usually wears...without any negative impact.

Business women should dress conservatively and use jewellery, perfume, and makeup only sparingly. It is now common for many Japanese women to wear slacks, pant suits and high heels at work, depending on the kind of work they do. In factories, they generally wear uniforms. Office workers in many companies dress very much like female employees in Western countries. Some old-line companies continue to dictate a conservative style.

In Japanese you may be expected to take your shoes off in temples and homes, as well as in some ryokan [inn] style restaurants. Consequently, it’s a good idea to wear slip-on shoes, since they can be taken off easily. Since your socks will be seen more than usual, ensure that you pack a supply of clean, conservative socks.

Business meetings are sometimes held in inns [“ryokans”], where you may be expected to wear a yukata (kimono) robe to dinner. The inn provides the yukata. Wrap a yukta [or kimono] left over right. Only corpses wear a kimono wrapped right over left. …

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