Japanese collectivism: cultural heritage and gateway to the future

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Juan Fernando Quintero Franco


Japan, Colombia, Society, Culture, History, Multiculturalism


The conjunctural situations in terms of culture and society at a global scale could be analyzed by framing two pre-established psychological concepts: The Individualism and the Collectivism. For the purpose of comparing two different cultures, as are the Japanese and the Colombian, the main goal of this article is to understand, the cultural shocks that many Japanese citizens experience when visiting Colombia and those that the great majority of Colombians struggle when arriving Japan.


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