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    • 1.0 IntroductionWe are given a task to find about “Nation and Culture”, most of the information is obtainfrom the internet. This paper will include the definition, influences, problem arise of culturein a nation. We are focusing in a communication to describe this task.2.0 Definition: Nation Culture Community or race of people with Structure that gives form to behaviour shared culture, traditions, history and and fixes the framework of exchanges language. between the people of the group.Eg: United Kingdom consists of four nations- Way of life.English, Scot, Irish, and Welsh. A set of historically evolved, learned In international relations, nation can and shared values, attitudes and refer to a country or sovereign state. meanings, and has an influence on Others meaning of Nations is, it don’t organizations at both macro and have physical borders, country is micro level. clash divide with country borders. (People)3.0 Cultural can influence the Nation 3.1 Health and medicine Traditional Asian concepts and practices in health and medicine have attracted greater acceptance and are more widely adopted by American doctors. a) Chinese medicine which is acupuncture
    • In the early 1970s the US medical did not believe the usefulness of acupuncture. After they study the therapy system, it has proven the efficacy of acupuncture especially for treatment of chronic pain. b) Herbals, massage, meditation and yoga from India It is widely adopted by spas across America. They are adopted meditation as a practice recommended for patients such as heart disease and cancer. 3.2. Religious trends Many Asians Americans are also Muslim with ancestry from Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and China among others. Eight per cent of Asian Americans are Muslim and they represent 33% of the American Muslim population. American Buddhist groups established and have built temple and taught generations of new practitioners. Buddhist concepts and practices such as mindfulness have penetrated mainstream culture.4.0 Europe country, European Union and its cultureWe choose Europe because, most of the Europe country share same history its meet thedefinition of Nation. But only 27 of the country form European Union, the union isestablished as to easy movement of people of Europe. Besides that is our concern about theirculture in the context of communications.The Culture of Europe might better be described as a series of overlapping cultures ofEurope. Whether it is a question of West as opposed to East, Catholicism and Protestantismas opposed to Eastern Orthodoxy, Christianity as opposed to Islam, many have claimed toidentify cultural faultiness across the continent. Non-verbal Communication (Hand Gesture )In Greek, the five means number in others people, but its mean insulting for them, known as“Moutza” but this gesture is not a problem in other Europe country, such as German andItaly.
    • In Greece also the V sign is a symbol of insulting, in others country its means peace. Otherssign in Europe is: Europe= Two Britain, Australia, New Zealand= One USA= Waiter! Japan= An insult5.0 Asian and its cultureThe culture of Asia is human civilization in Asia. It features different kinds of culturalheritage of many nationalities, societies, and ethnic groups in the region. They are CentralAsia, East Asia, South Asia (the "Indian subcontinent"), North Asia, West Asia and SoutheastAsia. Geographically, Asia is not a distinct continent; culturally, there has been little unity orcommon history for many of the cultures and peoples of Asia.Some of country in Asia is:Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China, Indonesia and etc.Most Asian like spicy food, and consume noodles and rice base. 1. LanguageMalaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Singapore share some similar language, eg: Malay. And thelanguage is influences from their history, religious and neighbour countryJapanJapan is one of the countries in Asia, the japan is well known for their culture. Some of themis:
    • Japanese Tea CeremonyThe Japanese tea ceremony (cha-no-yu, chado, or sado) is a traditional ritual influenced byZen Buddhism in which powdered green tea, or matcha, is ceremonially prepared by a skilledpractitioner and served to a small group of guests in a tranquil setting. Usually Japanesepeople having a tea as ice breaking or introduction with the client to having a business But inEurope or American it’s such a waste of time for them, because they are directly say whatthey want. Non-verbal Communication ( Hand Gesture )Japan bow to show some respect, and its hand gesture olso different from Europe, eg: OKsign for Europe means money to Japan and its mean something bad inBrazil. Used when calling someone towards you, this gesture resembles a Western-style good-bye, often confusing foreigners. With a somewhat limp wrist, flap four fingers in the direction of the person you want to attract. Generally not .recommended for superiors, it is still considered preferable to yelling. *This gesture has the same meaning in Malaysia. In Europe, waving hand side by side means no, but in Japan it’s mean of something smelly.
    • 6.0 Other’s hand gesture that can cause misunderstanding DA. B. C. Europe and North Western countries= One; Britain, Australia, New America:= OK Excuse me!; As God is my Zealand, Malta= Insult! Mediterranean region, witness; No! (to children) Russia, Brazil, Turkey USA= Two =sexual insult Germany=Victory Tunisia, France, France=Peace Belgium=Zero, worthless Japan= Money/coinsD.In most of LatinAmerica and West Africa, aswellasGreece, Russia, Sardinia andthe south of Italy. Its means“Middle Finger”
    • 7.0 IssuesWe focus on communication, which is gesture, issue arise because of misunderstanding aboutsomething we do, for example, if we travel to Australia, me use V sign to show our peace, butit may insult the citizen of the foreign and may get caught if we do the sign while thepresident of the country make a speech. If the culture, in terms of communications not beexposed, it will lessen the easy movement of peoples. People who travel might feel they arenot safe and afraid that they might insult peoples accidently, because there is nounderstanding of culture in one and another’sTo overcome or avoid the issue: Learn about the culture using internet or others source. Be aware of our actions which may lead to unwanted situations. Understand others culture and not to think its means to insult. Media must expose the variety of culture8.0 ConclusionNation is has no physical borders and it’s the different from country. Nation may refer peopleall over the world. The culture of nations is shared from the history, the language and otherpurpose that have the same ideology over the globe. Worlds today is different from beforedue to the effect of globalization, the exposure of others culture in internet, the product offoreign. But from our research, hand gesture or spontaneous act may be differs to otherNations, Communication is being important role for doing business and to learn oversculture, this is important to avoid misunderstanding among the nations. Even a innocencehand gesture might lead us to troubles. The diversity of culture is something that we have tolearn, to understand to build a good network, and may lead a business ahead.
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