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Things we can learn from the Japanese: 1. Honesty * The single most important thing we could learn from the Japanese people is honesty. Very little theft occurs in Japan and for the most part, most lost items are either always returned to their rightful owners or brought to police stations where said items could be claimed. Only 6.6 bikes are stolen for every 100,000 people in Japan. In wake of the tsunami and past catastrophic events you see that the people of Japan were not looting. Instead they were helping each other out in finding their belongings instead of taking advantage of other individuals, unlike what we’ve seen here in the United States after Hurricane Katrina. 2. Indebtedness * Japanese parents give so much to their children when they raise them. For giving life to the child and nurturing them, the child is indebted to their parents, and does whatever it takes to please them. A lot of Americans take what their parents have done for them for granted. I know I don’t, but many do. I wish more of my peers fully appreciate the many sacrifices that were made to fulfill their wants and needs. My siblings and I have been a financial burden on my parents and I see their struggle to this day, but I have high hopes of making it up to them once I attain my degree and provide for them so that they can retire. 3. Group Orientation * Americans are not the greatest when it comes to group-oriented work. The Japanese focus on the good of the whole collectively where Americans have strong individual mentality. One thing I learned from a past management course is that decision making in groups is not an easy thing. At the same time however, it can be highly effective in reaching established goals as many differing ideas can be better than just one. 4. Moral Development * Neo-Confucianism had such a...

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