China and Japan

Often when understanding culture we rely on Hofstede’s measures that lead students to confuse value similarity with cultural closeness. It is important to understand that simply because cultural values are close, country relations may not be optimal. Two of the greatest Asia economies, Japan and China, are one such case. Watch the 2006 21-minute Frontline World video from PBS titled Japan and China: The Unforgotten War to better understand the historical struggles between Japan and China.

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China and Japan

Often when understanding culture we rely on Hofstede’s measures that lead students to confuse value similarity with cultural closeness. It is important to understand that simply because cultural values are close, country relations may not be optimal. Two of the greatest Asia economies, Japan and China, are one such case. Watch the 2006 21-minute Frontline World video from PBS titled Japan and China: The Unforgotten War to better understand the historical struggles between Japan and China.

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