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Power Distance:In any social level, Japanese are very conscious and act accordingly to their hierarchical position,each Hierarchical layer confirms the decisions, and the final decision is approved by topmanagement. Contrary to Japan, Germany with a score of 35, is among the low power distancecountries (Hofstede n.d. B). Decision-making rights are taken by the management fulfilling all therequirements of participation and direct communication for a teamwork. Individual’s control is notpromoted rather leadership is promoted for best expertise and outcomes (Hofstede n.d. B).IndividualismJapan with a score of 46 depicts collectivistic social behaviour (Hofstede n.d. A). Being a paternalisticsociety, Japan does not possess a full grip of individual opinions. Japanese show loyalty to their localcommunities, their extended families, and their companies. (Hofstede n.d. A). On the other hand,Germany with a strong belief in self-loyalty is individualist society, scoring 67 (Hofstede n.d. B).Although some families have strong parent children relationship but the strong belief of self-actualization, sense of duty and personal preference is dominant. “Be honest, even if it hurts” is thekey rule followed by the employee and the employer providing counterpart a better chance to avoidmistakes in the future (Hofstede n.d. B).Masculinity:Germany is a Masculine society with a score of 66 (Hofstede n.d. B). High value is given toperformance to develop self-esteem from their assignments and tasks, living just to work. Managersare ambitious and decisive, pushing the self-confidence of employees for best outcomes. People areconscious about their status (Hofstede n.d. B). Japan is relatively more Masculine with a high scoreof 95. But you do not see competitive and assertive behaviours which are commonly associated withMasculine cultureUncertainty:With a score of 92, Japan is considered the most uncertainty avoiding country of the world. Japanesehave learned to plan, prepare and take precautionary measures for any sudden situation. ). In Japanone must attend many ceremonies in his entire life, for example, every year schools arrange opening
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