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Japan<br />       Jacob Babcock<br />
Where in the world is Japan?<br />
Overview<br />Capital – Tokyo <br />8 regions<br />47 Prefectures <br />Bodies larger than cities, towns, and villages<br ...
History<br />Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1945<br />Atomic Bomb -  Hiroshima August 7th, 1945<br />Occupied until...
Geography<br />4 main Islands<br />Over 3,000 smaller ones<br />Earthquakes – August 6.7<br />8 main areas<br />65 % Fores...
Natural Resources<br />Access to ocean			<br />Rice<br />Wood<br />Wheat<br />Barley<br />Oats<br />Apples<br />
Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Ports
128 Major, 951 Local</li></ul>Japan is known to have some of the most highly developed transportation systems in the world...
People<br />
Religion<br />2 % Christian<br />Most consider themselves Buddhist, Shinto, or both.<br />Does not play big role in everyd...
Education<br />Elementary – 6 years <br />Junior High – 3 years<br />High school – 3 years<br />College<br />Public school...
Language<br />Primarily Japanese<br />Konichiwa!  Good day, or Good afternoon<br />Do people in Japan speak English?<br />...
Values and Attitudes<br />Saving Face <br />Harmony – Work together<br />Non verbal Communications<br />Hierarachy<br />Sc...
Public Behavior<br />Meeting Etiquette<br />Wait to get introduced, bow head slightly<br />Gift Giving<br />Very ritualist...
Business Dress<br /><ul><li>Be conservative!
Men – Business Suits
Women – No pants, little or no accessories </li></li></ul><li>Business Practices<br />Low expectations<br />Impress them!<...
Hofstede’s Dimensions<br />High Masculinity<br />Low Individualism<br />High Uncertainty Avoidance<br />Collective culture...
Major Industries<br />Motor Vehicles<br />Toyota, Nissan, Honda<br />Electronic Equipment<br />Machine tools<br />Ships<br...
Labor Force<br />20 % of Japanese 65 +…40 % by 2055<br />Big concern for future<br />Will reduce number of workers<br />
Government<br />Monarchy – Emperor (Akihito)<br />(Power very limited) -Symbol of the state and unity of the people.<br />...
Economic Indicators<br />World’s 2nd largest economy & GDP<br />Strive on relationship with U.S.<br />Recession in 2008 – ...
Economic  Alliances<br />ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)<br />WTO (World Trade Organization)<br />APEC (Asi...
Intellectual property protection<br />Very strong<br />The Patent Law of Japan<br />Protection of Trade Secrets<br />Unfai...
Import Relations<br />Global Imports by Japan<br />Market Value:  543,884,000<br />
Export Relations<br />Global Exports by Japan <br />Market Value: 567,403,000<br />
Reccomendations<br />Risk Rating – A2; Can still improve<br />Industries with potential growth<br />Robotics<br />Tremendo...
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  1. 1. Japan<br /> Jacob Babcock<br />
  2. 2. Where in the world is Japan?<br />
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  4. 4. Overview<br />Capital – Tokyo <br />8 regions<br />47 Prefectures <br />Bodies larger than cities, towns, and villages<br />Currency<br />1 Dollar = 90.6 Yen<br />3rd most traded after Euro and Dollar<br />Global Edge.msu.edu<br />
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  7. 7. History<br />Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1945<br />Atomic Bomb - Hiroshima August 7th, 1945<br />Occupied until 1951 under General Macarthur<br />Peace treaty –45 Nations; 1951<br />Ally with U.S. today<br />Globaledge.msu.edu<br />
  8. 8. Geography<br />4 main Islands<br />Over 3,000 smaller ones<br />Earthquakes – August 6.7<br />8 main areas<br />65 % Forests<br />Mountains<br />Mount Fuji<br />Coastlines<br />
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  10. 10. Natural Resources<br />Access to ocean <br />Rice<br />Wood<br />Wheat<br />Barley<br />Oats<br />Apples<br />
  11. 11. Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Ports
  12. 12. 128 Major, 951 Local</li></ul>Japan is known to have some of the most highly developed transportation systems in the world.<br />
  13. 13. People<br />
  14. 14. Religion<br />2 % Christian<br />Most consider themselves Buddhist, Shinto, or both.<br />Does not play big role in everyday life.<br />
  15. 15. Education<br />Elementary – 6 years <br />Junior High – 3 years<br />High school – 3 years<br />College<br />Public school until Middle School<br />Private very popular<br />Played big part in economic growth and recovery from WWII<br />
  16. 16. Language<br />Primarily Japanese<br />Konichiwa! Good day, or Good afternoon<br />Do people in Japan speak English?<br />It is a problem - Trying to increase English fluency<br />
  17. 17. Values and Attitudes<br />Saving Face <br />Harmony – Work together<br />Non verbal Communications<br />Hierarachy<br />Schools – Address as senior (senpai) or junior (kohai)<br />
  18. 18. Public Behavior<br />Meeting Etiquette<br />Wait to get introduced, bow head slightly<br />Gift Giving<br />Very ritualistic<br />Dining<br />Shoes off, Show on time – Toilet slippers!<br />Table manners<br />Wait to be seated, Chopsticks<br />
  19. 19. Business Dress<br /><ul><li>Be conservative!
  20. 20. Men – Business Suits
  21. 21. Women – No pants, little or no accessories </li></li></ul><li>Business Practices<br />Low expectations<br />Impress them!<br />Appointments Required<br />Listen – eyes closed<br />Non – confrontational<br />Yes or no answers<br />Business Cards<br />Addresses <br />Prefecture, Municipal, City District , City Block, House Number<br />
  22. 22. Hofstede’s Dimensions<br />High Masculinity<br />Low Individualism<br />High Uncertainty Avoidance<br />Collective culture that avoids risks and have little personal freedom.<br />
  23. 23. Major Industries<br />Motor Vehicles<br />Toyota, Nissan, Honda<br />Electronic Equipment<br />Machine tools<br />Ships<br />Textiles<br />Telecommunications <br />Construction<br />
  24. 24. Labor Force<br />20 % of Japanese 65 +…40 % by 2055<br />Big concern for future<br />Will reduce number of workers<br />
  25. 25. Government<br />Monarchy – Emperor (Akihito)<br />(Power very limited) -Symbol of the state and unity of the people.<br />Next in line – Prince Naruhito<br />Prime Minister of Japan - Yukio Hatoyama<br />House of Representatives (480 )<br />Prime Minister appointed by Emperor after being designated by the House.<br />
  26. 26. Economic Indicators<br />World’s 2nd largest economy & GDP<br />Strive on relationship with U.S.<br />Recession in 2008 – 2 % GDP<br />Japan<br />GDP (per capita) <br />$34,200<br />Inflation Rate<br />1.4% <br />Ease of Doing Business<br />12/181 <br />Global Competitiveness<br />5/134<br />United States<br />GDP (per capita) <br />$46,900<br />Inflation Rate<br />3.8% <br />Ease of Doing Business<br />3/181 <br />Global Competitiveness<br />1/134<br />
  27. 27. Economic Alliances<br />ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)<br />WTO (World Trade Organization)<br />APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation)<br />WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization<br />
  28. 28. Intellectual property protection<br />Very strong<br />The Patent Law of Japan<br />Protection of Trade Secrets<br />Unfair Competition<br />Copyrights<br />Utility Model<br />Design<br />
  29. 29. Import Relations<br />Global Imports by Japan<br />Market Value: 543,884,000<br />
  30. 30. Export Relations<br />Global Exports by Japan <br />Market Value: 567,403,000<br />
  31. 31. Reccomendations<br />Risk Rating – A2; Can still improve<br />Industries with potential growth<br />Robotics<br />Tremendous technology<br />Hospitals<br />Old age will eventually need more health care<br />Workforce<br />Immigrants<br />Coastlines<br />Maximize use<br />
  32. 32. Marketing<br />Advertising / Marketing<br />QR Recording <br />Advantages – New way of marketing <br />Will reach a huge market<br />Disadvantages- Many debates about it<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxFR6r-Dqk4<br />
  33. 33. Sources<br />http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/g101ilec/Japan/jpe/res/jperesfr.htm<br />http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/japan/<br />http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/japan.htm<br />https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ja.html<br />http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/japan-country-profiles.html<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxFR6r-Dqk4<br />http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/japan/statistics/<br />http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/japan/economy/<br />http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/japan/history/<br />http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/japan/government/<br />
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