Culture, tradition and conformity traditionally make up the Japanese business etiquette, although things are changing among the younger generation, particularly as the ‘job for life’ concept slowly fades. Nonetheless, the Japanese mindset is influenced by a desire for harmony, for saving of public ‘face’, and for consensus.
Japanese society is strictly governed by protocol. People lead ordered lives, taking little holiday and working hard. The success of the company is very important in business circles sometimes more than individual success. Everything from office life to meetings to after-work drinking is governed by formal etiquette and visitors must be aware of this.
Our infographic on Japan will provide you with a snapshot of the most essential things you need to know in order to foster better working relationships with the Japanese, as well as key data and some fun facts about the country.
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