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  • Hai everyone, in the business world, communication is imperative for the successful execution of daily operations.

  • Understanding cultural differences and overcoming language barriers are some

  • of the considerations people should have when dealing with a business with people of

  • various cultures. If you are interested to do a business globally or learn about cultural differences,

  • here is a good example of the negotiation between

  • French and Japanese businessman.

  • Let's take a look

  • Punctuality is treated very casually in

  • France but not in japan, Japanese people

  • are always on time

  • Sorry guys, I am late

  • French always shake hands when meeting someone,

  • as well as when leaving. While the customary greeting in Japan

  • is the bow.

  • In Japan, business cards are called meishi. Meishi should be printed in Japanese

  • on one side and English on the other.

  • Japanese examine the card carefully

  • as a show of respect.

  • In a business situation, business cannot begin until the meishi exchange process

  • is complete.

  • For some French people, small talk usually takes place

  • at the beginning of a conversation with a new partner

  • they have just met.

  • Never interrupt the French directly in the middle of their

  • presentation, it is better to wait until the end of presentation to talk.

  • After dealing with Japanese, signing manifested by ceremonial meetings or

  • exchange of gifts.

  • That is an example video about business negotiation between

  • French and Japan. As you can see there are a lot of cultural differences presented in this video.

  • So make sure to learn about the country's background and culture before you meet them

  • to show respect to the business partners.

  • Often business deals are lost because the

  • partners involved did not take the time to learn about each others' cultures

  • prior to interact. By knowing and understands about their culture, the business deals will hopefully run

  • smoothly and well.

  • Well I hope you enjoy the video

  • and see you soon.

Hai everyone, in the business world, communication is imperative for the successful execution of daily operations.

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Japan & France: Cultural Differences in Business

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    Laura Hung   posted on 2014/07/02
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