A Critical Overview for Problems of Cross-cultural Communication : From the Standpoint of the “Haji” and “Amae” Culture
Tang, Huanu Qingdao University of Technology
Ohashi, Makoto Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Departmental Bulletin Paper
The problem of the cross-cultural communication should be clarified for resolving the problems for global society. One of the problems would be the understanding of the cultural difference of communication. In the present study, we analyzed the feature of daily communications of Japanese people from the stand point of the “Haji” and Amae” culture. At present, the number of people in the traditional local society is decreasing in parallel with shrinking the space of “Seken” where “Haji” and Amae” culture seems to be developed. In such a situation, most of university students have been grown up in the shrunk “Seken”. This likely lead to the development of “Sasshi” and “Enryo” communication culture. Taking the passive role in the daily communications in Japanese seems to be the major problems for difficulty of cross-cultural communications in English. Thus, the understanding of the difference of daily communication style in foreign culture would be essential for resolving the problems of the cross-cultural communication in local communities.
Regional Science Research
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