IE3 ICC Seminar: Lesson 8
Over the next few weeks, we'll be busy preparing for our presentations and learning two main theories to compare cultures.
Over the next two weeks, we'll be learning two main theories that are used to compare cultures. In this week's lesson, we looked at Hofstede's research that outlines five dimensions to culture:
1. individualism vs. collectivism
2. masculinity vs. femininity
3. power distance
4. uncertainty avoidance
5. long-term vs. short-term orientation
In next week's lesson, we'll review these dimensions, and then move onto Value Orientation.
1. Research your presentation topic
3. Reading pp. 187-212 (ch. 8) and worksheet
Blog Question #7:
Japan is ranked at the world's most "masculine" country.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Monday, June 8 by 6:00pm.
6/6/2015 09:56:29 am
The first one is the role of couple in their households.In Japan,there is a stereotype that "men should work,women should do housework."These days,this kind of stereotype is decreasing,but it still exists.It can cause a dilemma for women that we do not divorce because we cannot live our own lives.The second one is the number of women in managerial posts.In America,it is about 30%,however in Japan,it is only abou 5%.The last one is the opinion about women.If a man makes some mistakes,he is said that "He is useless."On the other hand,a woman makes some mistakes,people tend to say "Women are useless."I think muscline countries deny whole women.These musclinity affect gender equality in some ways.For example,it prevents women from advancing to the higher society.
6/7/2015 01:57:45 pm
The first example is that in Japan, inside houses, there is a strict role to men and women. Men should work outside to raise your family, and women should stay inside an be a good wife. Although this phenomena is improving, I think this still remains.
6/7/2015 02:25:48 pm
Japan is one of the world’s most economically developed countries, but, on the contrary, our rank of gender equality is consistently worse than other world richest countries. As Japan has a high standard of education system equally for both woman and man, there are few woman company executives. And the number of the statesman or bureaucrat is also less. These threes have enough power to be able to occupy a nation. That is, the less number of the woman of these three, executives, statesman and bureaucrat can work against woman unequally. Yet, in fact, there are no obstacles for woman to become an executive, statesman or bureaucrat in law. I think that this is largely because of a Japanese culture. In japan, we have a tradition that divide labor between man working outside and woman bringing up their children inside. This tradition is deeply rooted in Japanese society and makes Japanese society a masculine country. Unfortunately, the Japanese economy has faced and suffered from a long economic stagnation. And the population is aging and birth rate is decreasing. At the same time, labor population is also declining. I think now is the best, last chance for Japan to change.
6/7/2015 04:37:21 pm
6/7/2015 05:15:48 pm
One of the examples is the roles. The stereotype is that men should work and women should stay home. Another example can be seen when it comes to the job huntting. The government asks companies to hire as many girl as they hire boys. The other example is also about jobs. Many women stay outside the house and work these days. However it is still hard to get a better position. Most women never become CEO.
6/7/2015 05:18:52 pm
The equality of the genders is clearly stated in the Japanese constitution. However there are still lots of inequalities.
6/7/2015 05:51:37 pm
One example that shows Japan is a masculine country is that the greatest importance in life is achievement. In
6/7/2015 06:47:08 pm
First of all, there have been a kind of prejudice that men work and women do housework since a long time ago in Japan. And women could not get the right to vote until the end of the second World War. Also, there have been no women prime minister chosen before, so that can be one of the causes why Japan is called masculinity country.
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