This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Analysis Of The Famous Mitsubishi Case Under The Light Of Men Women And Japanese American Intercultural Communication

2485 words - 10 pages

IntroductionIt was my first day in high school. Standing alone in the middle of the play ground looking for anyone I know or can talk to, my eyes was searching all over the place. A pretty blond girl standing alone was a scene that, for sure, attracted my attention then. The moment my eyes saw her, my mind started thinking of ways to talk to her. After some time wasted thinking, I saw a girl I know approaching the blond. Not willing to waste such opportunity, I marched forward toward them. We had a nice chat through which I got to know the blond girl. She turned out to be a very nice and friendly French girl who just arrived to Egypt few days ago. Not being able to forget her for the rest of the day even before I sleep, I kept thinking how I would ask her out the next day. After long night hours, morning finally came and I was off to school. Although I though the lines I would open my conversation with her many times, I kept hesitating whether to approach her or not when I saw her the next morning. To my surprise, the moment she saw me, she actually called on me, walked towards me saying hi while giving me a kiss on the cheek. With this, I understood that she actually likes me too and she wouldn't reject my invitation for going out together. However, I was astonished when she replied "I have a boyfriend". That was just confusing. To me, the kiss on the cheek was a clear message that I adore you. It was only years later that I understood that for the French, a kiss on the cheek is just saying hi. This kiss just meant totally different things for both of us.Unfortunately, this intercultural miscommunication does not only happen in personal relationships; it also occurs in many international deals with millions of dollars on stack. One such example is the famous case of Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing in America. In this paper, I will try to analyze the Mitsubishi case as a consequence of intercultural miscommunication between American men and American women cultures, and the Japanese and American cultures.Mitsubishi Case SummaryMitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America (MMMA) started in 1985 as a $500 million 50-50 joint venture, called Diamond-Star, between Chrysler Corporation of the United States and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) of Japan. According to the case, MMMA purpose was "to produce subcompact cars at a plant that would be located in Normal, Illinois." In October 1991, MMC bought Chrysler 50% and assumed full responsibility for the Diamond -Star Company whose name changed to MMMA later in 1995.In April 1996, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought a suit seeking damages of as much as $300 thousands per women on behalf of 300 female plant employees. The suit came after 15-month investigations of several sexual harassments complaints at MMMA.Men vs. WomenThe idea of different subcultures for males and females, although they live in the same country, taught the same values, and eat the same food, is not new....

Find Another Essay On Analysis of the famous Mitsubishi case under the light of Men-Women and Japanese-American Intercultural communication

Men and Women, Perspectives on Communication

1383 words - 6 pages past and head for new beginnings. Maybe some men and women do see something’s in a similar light. In “True Love”, Judith Viorst expresses the situations that define her perception of true love in her marriage. There is obviously great two way communication between Judith and her husband. Men, being creatures of action, feel the only way to express love is through their actions. “It is true love because… If his mother was drowning and I was drowning

Communication Differences Between Men and Women

993 words - 4 pages Communication Differences Between Men and Women *No Works Cited "Womanspeak and Manspeak" is the article that I chose to read. The article mainly talked about the differences of sociological behavior of men and women. Not just only on how they act, but mostly on how society views them to be. Basically, I had learned the how few differences man and women have. The only true difference is how we are perceived. Men have always been looked

Communication Crisis: Men vs. Women

966 words - 4 pages of us can start looking at men and women and acknowledge the differences and working with the differences in our communication styles, we'll all work a lot better together in the future. Communication between men and women in the workplace often breaks down or has an effect that is not intended.Girls are taught that they must relate to others in order to survive, while boys are taught that they must compete with others to survive. That basic

Compare and Contrast: Communication Between Men and Women/Self explanatory

731 words - 3 pages Comparison and Contrast: Communication Between Men and WomenCommunication is a very important factor in human life. Without communication our lives would be dull because we wouldn't learn from each other or keep up with what is occurring around us every day. Men and women communicate in the same form, but each of them oppose in certain aspects of communication that may cause interference between both sexes. Why do we differ so much to often

Diverse Communication within Men and Women as Students

1415 words - 6 pages Diverse Communication within Men and Women as Students Noted linguist and scholar Deborah Tannen in her essay “How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently” discloses the differences between men and women’s informal styles in classroom conversations. She argues that different forms of teaching can open interaction between both genders. She says young men and young women use verbal communication in dissimilar groups for

The Intercultural Communication of American and British in Saving Mr Banks

1425 words - 6 pages ., and George R. Rodman. Understanding human communication. 8th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Aldridge, M. Gene. "What is the Basis of American Culture." What is the Basis of American Culture. (accessed April 7, 2014). Deutscher, Guy. Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages. Excerpt ‘Does Your Language Shape How You Think?’ Fox, Kate. Watching the English

Women and Men of the Victorian Era

1772 words - 7 pages withstand the poor treatment of men toward women was a significant force in designing many legislative practices in English and American law. However, not all women during the Victorian era had such a dogmatic approach in opposing male mistreatment of them. In fact, female authors such as Sarah Stickney Ellis encouraged women to accept society's ranking of them as inferior beings and only seek to fulfill duties as housewives in support of their

The Differences of Men and Women

3514 words - 14 pages of theories and explanations. John Gray has written several books addressing gender communication. Perhaps the most wellknown and widely quoted is Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. John Gottman, author of Why Marriages Succeed or Fail has thoroughly researched the topic in the past decade. With all the bright and experienced minds in this world, it would seem that we could get definitive answers. Of course, we do

The Role of Men and Women

981 words - 4 pages that men and women play in society and how they have been conformed to occupy certain positions. No Exit and Night Flight are two stories that explore the roles of men and women in society. However, a literary analysis and comparison of these two works reveals two very different sides of the notions regarding gender roles, as Night Flight defends the traditional roles occupied by the two sexes and how people inadvertently assent to them, while

Men and Women of the Heian Court

2060 words - 8 pages avoided using the Japanese language or creating resembling fiction. This meant that the literature of the supreme period of Japanese civilization was left by default to the women, who were at liberty both to write in Japanese and to express themselves in the genre of fiction” (Hume 115). The Tale of Genji is about an almost perfect man in the court and has many affairs with not only women, but with men as well. While reading The Tale of Genji

"On The Equality Of Men And Women"

584 words - 2 pages As I read the first paragraph of On the Equality of Men and Women by Marie Le Jars de Gournay, I had to go back a page to see when de Gournay lived. This writing seemed like something that would typically have been published in the 1990s. During the Enlightenment, women did not speak their opinion about their equality (or lack there of) with their male counterparts. It was not considered proper. It would even raise eyebrows is a man voiced his

Similar Essays

Communication: The Difference Bewtween Men And Women

1108 words - 4 pages Communication is the basic way for human beings to connect with each other. In our daily lives tons of information are exchanging from one another. If you have notice, there are some differences during communication between men and women. Because of these differences, a nature-versus-nurture debate on the cause of these communicate differences had been occurred. In my point of view, both sides can cause these differences. Some expects propose

Communication Differences Between Men And Women In The Workplace

2250 words - 9 pages the genders. Simma Lieberman addresses these differences in her article, “Better Communication Between Men and Women in the Workplace: Some Useful Tips”. Men tend to think that women take things too seriously, are slow in getting down to business, and try to be “one of the boys”. A complaint that women give about men is that they are being labeled names such as: “girls”, “honey”, and “darlin”. Other complaints are that men make women into objects

Communication Between Men And Women Essay

1358 words - 5 pages Communication Between Men and Women Communication is a crucial part of our daily lives which can be interpreted in various ways. Although, many couples think they have no problems communicating with each other; however, the issue among genders still exists. Learning to talk and listen can improve relationships in many ways. Therefore, Deborah Tannen, John Gray, Susan Page, and John Gottman focused on improving communication skills between

Communication Between Men And Women Essay

863 words - 3 pages differences of male and female conversations. In the essay, “Sex, Lies and Conversation” she writes on the many distinctions of the style of conversations on both men and women. The author’s main belief in “Sex, Lies and Conversation”, is that both men and women come from two different cultures and that during a simple a conversation it would seem as if it was “cross-cultural communication”. Tannen states that in a research video, she noticed that