How does Japan compare to the United States in the following categories?

The heart of the project should be the Hofstede comparisons.

How does Japan compare to the United States in the following categories?

*Is your country individualist or collectivist in orientation?

*Is your country high-context or low-context?
-emphasis on information is in the person
-collectivist or individualist

* Is your country a masculine or a feminine culture?
Masculine Culture
-men valued for aggressiveness, strength or marital status
-clear distinction of gender roles
-ambition, assertiveness, competitive
-win /lose conflict strategies

Feminine Culture
-women valued for modesty, focus on quality of life, or tenderness
-less distraction between the gender roles
-focus on interpersonal relationships
-win/win conflict strategies

* Is your country a high power or low power distance culture?

* Are you a High-Ambiguity-Tolerant Culture or Low-Ambiguity-Tolerant Culture?

* Are you a Long-Term or Short-Term Orientation Cultures?

* Are you known for being an Indulgence Culture or a Restraint Culture (or, and this is for all of these, somewhere in-between)?

Also please summarize any notable differences in how Japans populous deals with relationships differently. Consider family dynamics, social relationships, display rules, etc., and also note the differences in workplace relationships and how your country might do business similarly or differently than the US. You might also consider differences in the educational system and whether all citizens have equal opportunities at success. And though we cant enjoy Japans cuisine live, if you want to discuss food differences (including, perhaps, differences in family or public eating) and to summarize what the foods like, feel free, as well as your countrys notoriety with libations. The project, though, should primarily focus on how interpersonal communication is similar or different in Japan than in the United States.