The Unspoken Way
The key to success in Japan is a thorough understanding of the workings of haragei - an idea affecting language, social interaction, and business dealings in particular. This volume examines the idea of haragei.
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Glossary of Japanese Terms
WHERE DOES HARAGEI COME FROM?
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accept according amae American answer becomes beginning believe boss breathing called circle circular comes communication considered corporate critical culture debate decision definition demands develop effective emotional employee English example executive expect experience explain face fact feel forces foreign friends give hara hara-logical haragei hear heart honne human identity inside interpreting Japan Japanese keep kobun language leader listen logic look lose male master means mind moral nature negotiations nemawashi never one's hara oyabun performed person play political practice principle problem prove question reason remains risk rules sense situation society speak stage stomach successful Taj Mahal takes talk tatemae thing thought tion translated truth understand usually verbal West Western woman