8 Secrets of Successful Japanese

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1. Hard Work

Japan is known for hard work and It is common knowledge that the Japanese are hard workers. Average hours of worked by employees in Japan is 2450 hours per year, very high compared to the US 1957 hours /or year, UK ''1911 hours or year'', Germany ''1870 hours or year'', and France ''1680 hours or year'' . An employee in Japan could produce a car in 9 days, while workers in other countries require 47 days to make a car that is worth the same.

2. Shame

Shame is a hereditary ancestral culture and the Japanese nation. Harakiri ''suicide by sticking a knife into the stomach'' becomes a ritual since the era of the samurai, when they lost and battles. Log in to the modern world, discourse slightly changed to the phenomenon of "resign" for officials ''ministers, politicians''. involved in the problem of corruption or feel failure of their duties. Possible negative effects are children of elementary, junior who sometimes commit suicide, because its value is bad or not the class. Embarrassed Japanese people prefer to choose a detour rather than interfere with the driver behind the cut line in the middle of the road.

3. Life Saving

The Japanese has zest for life-saving in everyday life. Excessive anti-consumerist attitude is evident in many areas of life. In the early days of the start of life in Japan, I was amazed with the number of Japanese people busy shopping in a supermarket at about 19:30 hours. apparently it has become commonplace that the supermarket in Japan will cut the price by half in about half an hour before closing. As it is known that the supermarket in Japan average closed at 20:00. Another example is the housewife who would ride a bike to the grocery store a little far from home, just because it's cheap 20 or 30 yen.


Loyalty makes Careers system in a company running and neatly arranged. Slightly different from the system in the United States and Europe, is very rare Japanese who moved jobs. They usually stay in one or two companies until retirement. It might be the implications of Industry in Japan that most would only accept fresh graduate, who then train and educate themselves according to their field (core business) company. Hofu city probably an real example.

5. Innovation

Japan is not the inventor, but the Japanese has the advantage in preparing the findings and then market it in the form of interest by the public. Interesting to read the story of Akio Morita, who developed the legendary Sony Walkman. Cassette Tape was not invented by Sony, the patent is owned by the company Phillip Electronics. But that successfully develop and bundling portable model as a product that is booming for decades, Akio Morita, founder and CEO of Sony at that time. Until 1995, there were more than 300 models of Walkman was born and the total production reached 150 million products.

6.Never give up

History proves that the Japanese including a resilient nation and unyielding. Decades under the Tokugawa empire close all access to other countries, Japan is very behind in technology. When the Meiji Restoration (Meiji Ishin) came, the Japanese quickly adapted and become a fast-learner. Poverty natural resources also make Japan surrender. Not only is the importer of petroleum, coal, iron ore and timber, even 85% of Japan's energy sources come from other countries

7. Reading culture

If you visit Japan you will see along the road in a bus, train people reading. Densha (electric train), most of the passengers both children and adults are reading a book or newspaper. No matter sitting or standing, many of which utilize Densha time to read. Many publishers are beginning to make man-ga (comics) presented with interesting which makes the higher the reading public interest. Read the Japanese culture is also supported by the speed of the process of translation of foreign books (English, French, German, etc.). The legend says that the legend translation of foreign books has been started in the year 1684, as the construction of the institute of translation and continue to grow until the modern era.

8. Independent

From an early age children are trained to be independent. Ershad, most big my son had felt entering kindergarten (Yochien) in Japan. He had to carry three large bags containing clothes, bento (lunch package), dressing shoes, books, towels and a large drink bottle that hangs around his neck. In Yochien every child be trained to bring their own equipment, and are responsible for their own goods.

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