Lesson 9: Socializing

Communication Tips

Japanese people have a group-oriented mentality. People tend to value the benefit and the harmony of the whole group, rather than the benefit of oneself.

For example, when people decide which restaurant they go, minority happily give up their desire and follow the will of majority. Nobody starts to say "Then, I don't go.".

Self-oriented attitude is not welcomed in Japan. Compromise and "after you" attitude are the keys to get along with a group of people.

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