Comparing Japanese and American Culture w/ Hofstede..

6 Dimensions US Japan
Power of Distance ·       40 score.

·       Flatter organization.

·       Almost equally between worker & supervisor.

·       54 score.

·       Some hierarchy & gaps in money and respect.

Individualism / Collectivist ·       91 score

·       Respect for privacy.

·       High valuation on people’s time & freedom.

·       46 score.

·       Harmony more important than honesty.

·       Think more about group.

Uncertainty avoidance ·       46 score.

·       Accepting of change and risk.

·       Informal business attitude.

·       92 score.

·       Differences are avoided.

·       Very formal business conduct with roles & politics.

Masculinity versus Femininity ·       46 score.

·       Women can do what men do.

·       Powerful & successful women are respected.

·       92 score.

·       Men are masculine & women are feminine.

·       There is a distinction between men’s and women’s work.

Long-term versus short-term orientation ·       26 score.

·       Self-actualization is sought.

·       Individualism.

·       88 score.

·       The family is the basis of society.

·       Strong work ethic.

Indulgence versus Restraint ·       68 score.

·       Lose social norms.

·       Free to enjoy life & have fun.

 

·       42 score,

·       Strict social form.

·       Self- restrained.

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