Japan Business Culture Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Japan Meeting allows you to be late.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      I don't Know

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Japan Meeting does not allow you to be late. This statement implies that it is acceptable to be late for meetings in Japan, which is incorrect. In Japanese culture, punctuality is highly valued, and being late for a meeting is considered disrespectful. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 2. 

    What are the numbers that Japanese people hate?

    • A.

      3 and 6

    • B.

      1 and 2

    • C.

      4 and 9

    • D.

      5 and 8

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 and 9
    Explanation
    In Japanese culture, the numbers 4 and 9 are considered unlucky or inauspicious. This is because the pronunciation of the number 4, "shi," is similar to the word for death in Japanese. Similarly, the number 9, pronounced as "ku," sounds like the word for suffering or agony. Due to these associations, many Japanese people try to avoid these numbers in their daily lives, especially in settings like hospitals or hotels where they are considered particularly unlucky.

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  • 3. 

    In Japan, relationships are very important in doing business.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Japan, relationships play a crucial role in conducting business. Building strong personal connections and trust is highly valued in Japanese culture. The emphasis on relationships helps establish long-term partnerships and fosters loyalty among business partners. This cultural norm influences various aspects of business dealings, including decision-making processes, negotiations, and overall business strategies. Therefore, the statement "In Japan, relationships are very important in doing business" is true.

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  • 4. 

    What must you do when you first meet a person?

    • A.

      Bow

    • B.

      Shake hands

    • C.

      Kiss on cheek

    Correct Answer
    A. Bow
    Explanation
    When you first meet a person, it is customary in some cultures to bow as a sign of respect. Bowing is a common greeting gesture in countries like Japan, Korea, and China. It signifies politeness, humility, and acknowledgement of the other person's presence. Bowing can vary in depth and duration depending on the formality of the situation and the relationship between the individuals. It is important to be aware of cultural norms and practices when meeting someone for the first time in order to show respect and avoid causing offense.

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  • 5. 

    You must always agree with the leader's choice.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is necessary to always agree with the leader's choice. This implies that dissent or disagreement is not allowed and that the leader's decisions are always correct and should be unquestioned. This type of thinking promotes an authoritarian or autocratic leadership style where the leader's authority is absolute and unquestionable. However, it is important to note that this statement may not hold true in all situations as it is essential to foster open dialogue, diverse perspectives, and critical thinking within a team or organization for effective decision-making.

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  • 6. 

    Are Japanese traditional?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Japanese traditional refers to something that is related to or originates from the customs, practices, or beliefs of Japan. The answer "yes" suggests that Japanese traditional elements exist or are present in some form.

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  • 7. 

    Japanese base their work according to their past and tradition. Ex. like how they sit on their knees.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    • C.

      I don't Know

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    Japanese culture is deeply rooted in tradition and past practices, including how they work. One example of this is the traditional way of sitting on their knees, known as seiza. This practice is commonly seen in formal settings, such as during tea ceremonies or when attending traditional events. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement is true, as the Japanese do base their work and other aspects of their lives on their past and traditions.

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  • 8. 

    Must always have eye contact with a person that you are talking to.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Maintaining eye contact is not always necessary when talking to someone. Cultural differences, personal preferences, and social norms can influence whether or not eye contact is expected or appropriate. In some cultures, avoiding direct eye contact is a sign of respect, while in others, it may be seen as a sign of dishonesty or disrespect. Additionally, individuals with certain social or psychological conditions may find it uncomfortable or difficult to maintain eye contact. Therefore, it is not accurate to say that one must always have eye contact when talking to someone.

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  • 9. 

    Describe a Typical Japanese meeting.

  • 10. 

    When you present your presentation present it in What language and why?

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