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Getting to Know Japanese Culture
Traveling to Japan, or planning to do business there? Learn more about the Japanese people—their beliefs, values, customs, lifestyles, and mind-sets. Explore what has influenced the way the Japanese think and act. Japan remains an enigma—an economic and industrial powerhouse, it has few rivals for technological sophistication. And yet, just below the surface of the frenetic pace and Western gloss, there is a unique Asian culture that's centuries old with deeply ingrained traditions and a complex social hierarchy that dictates social and business relationships.