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Differences in American and Asian Culture

The family and cultural values of Asian countries and the United States are very different. However, those values in Asia differ dramatically among different countries. Therefore, it would be difficult to explain the values of Asia as whole, but rather, it would be easier to explain the values based in one country. Some of the most common countries people mention as part of Asia are Japan and China. These two countries are considered the most dominant in the Asian Continent. However, their values differ from one another. Therefore, you would have to choose between these two cultures and differing it with the United States culture. Beings a lot of business is done between the United States and Japan, it would seem most fittingly to differ these two countries in regards to their cultures. Many Americans travel to Japan each year for business related purposes, whether for a corporation or for the Armed Forces, whatever the case, Americans would spend part of their life in Japan. Americans must know that their cultures are different of those in Japan. For example, the family in Japan is considered closer than that compared to families in the United States, and marriages are also different from those in America. Also, certain behaviors that are of everyday use differ between these two countries. Weddings in America are different from those in Japan in some forms and comparable in others. In Japan, the groom’s family is to send a formal letter to the bride’s family, requesting for the hand of the bride. Also, a letter is prepared and presented to the bride’s family on the day of the wedding to confirm and commemorate the official acceptance of the bride into the groom’s family. In picking the wedding date, an astrologer is used to select an auspicious date for the wedding. On the wedding day, the groom’s family sends out a whole bridal procession of musicians, servants, and relatives to fetch the bride during th...

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