Jouke van der Woude | 小関•ヤオカ
“What do you consider to be the ‘typical’ Japanese characteristics that you use to solve problems?”
Please share your answer to Jouke’s question in the comment area below.
|Born in||the Netherlands|
|Lived in||the Netherlands - Japan|
|Reading and Writing||⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪|
|Speaks||Dutch - English - Japanese|
Apologizing, when you did a mistake or even you are not responsible for this issue. This is not a solution, but it can defuse the situation.
Sometimes Japanese deal in indirect way to solve a difficult problems. It can succeed sometimes, and fail other times too. More direct western approach isn’t always successful either.
Oh yes! As you said, I am one of those. For example, I tend to solve the problem in an “indirect way” so I would not be involved in a fight or some trouble. Japanese even have the terms “tatemae and honne” that describe how they deal with problems.
On the other hand, I think that another Japanese feature that I have is being a detail-oriented person. I am not saying that non-Japanese people aren’t like that, it is just that I think that that feature characterizes Japanese people (generally speaking)
These characteristics may be stereotypes, but I think that these define the majority of the Japanese population.