In this case we are first going to write about the basic facts in the two countries, Japan and Norway. Then we are going to try to get a deeper understanding in the Japanese business culture by using “The model of culture”. After that we are going to look further into Japanese business culture, and then we are going to compare the Japanese business culture with the Norwegian business culture. At last we are going to write a summary about the the topic we have chosen.
Our topic question is to clarify the differences between Japanese business culture and Norwegian business culture.
Basic facts about Japan
The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers. Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan.The terrain is mostly rugged and mountainous. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.The climate varies widely from one region to region. It varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north. Most parts of the country have four distinct seasons just like in Norway.
Japan's population is over 126 million. Most Japanese reside in densely populated urban areas, with this we mean that most of them lives in big cities like Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka.
There is only one official language spoken in Japan, which is Japanese. However, many Japanese are able to understand English to a certain extent since English is the foreign language that everyone must learn as part of the education.
The natural resources in Japan is small deposits of coal, oil, iron and minerals. They are also know by their major fishing industry. Buddhism and Shinto are the two most popular religions in Japan.
Basic facts about Norway
The area of Norway is 385 186 square kilometers, and the population just passed 5 million (5 017 518) people, which is, compared to Japan, very low compared to density.
Other facts such as the discovery of oil and gas in the 1960’s boosted Norways...