Camparing Japanese and American Culture w/ Hofstede

Demination

JAPAN

USA
POWER DISTANCE High – 54%

Ø  More strong

Ø  Centralizen structure

Ø  Large gap compenstion

Low – 40%

Ø  More flatter

Ø  More flat society

Ø  people are equals

INDIVIDUALISM

VERSE

COLLECTiVISM

Low – 46%

Ø  More useful

Ø  Bulding skills

Ø  More value placed in group

High – 91%

Ø  Individual privacy

Ø  Individual freedom

Ø  More value placed in induviduals

UNCERTAINTY

AVOIDANCE

High- 92%

Ø  Formal

Ø  Aviod differences

Ø  More rules & policites

Low- 46%

Ø  Informal

Ø  Accepting to risks

Ø  Accepting to changes

MASCULINITY

VERSE

FEMININITY

High- 92%

Ø  Men = masuline, women = feminine

Ø  Distinction between men & women

Low- 46%

Ø  Women = men, can do anything

Ø  Powerful, successfual and leadership

LONG TERM

VERSE

SHORT TERM

ORIENTATION

High- 88%

Ø  Strong work ethic

Ø  Educarion and training

Ø  Family is the basis of society

Low- 26%

Ø  More short term goals

Ø  Promotion of equality

Ø  More creativity & individulism

INDULGENCE

VERSE

RESTRAINT

Low- 42%

Ø  Self restrained

Ø  Curb gratification

Ø  Social norms more strict

High-68%

Ø  Lose social norms

Ø  Instant gratification

Ø  Enjoying life & having fun

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