Japanese working culture and its effects on health


Presentation slides, 2014
10 Pages, Grade: 1,0

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List of contents

1. Japanese Health System - Particularities

2. Japanese Life

3. Japanese Culture Basics

4. Japanese Company Culture

5. Solutions

Japanese Health System - Particularities

- very high life expectancy
- oldest population in world „silver tsunami"
- high average education
- 8.5%of GDPspent onHealth care
- government covers 70 -100% of costs per household

Japanese Health System - Particularities

- hospitals must be NGOs & owned by doctors
- prices for treatment negotiated every 2 years by doctors & government
- see doctor twice as much as 0 OECD
- family doctors = uncommon
- long hospital stay (3 times longer than 0 OECD)

Japanese Health System - Particularities

Sources: OECD Better Life Index

(https://www.oecd-ilibrarv.org/docserver/health glance-2017- en.pdf?expires=1543228613&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=10D53B39B6 ECB2B8AA51FC571E599F61)

Japanese Health System - Particularities

Problems:

- no quality requirements
- doctor shortage
- higher costs in future

Japanese Life

- Kindergarden (3-6)
- Elementaryschool(6-12)
- Middle school(12-15)
- High school (15-18)
- University (18-22)
- Work
- Marriage, children & stay at home for women (24) - Retirement (55)

Sources: Book Culture shock Japan (Martin Lutterjohann), The Economist article Japanese Women at work - holding back half a nation"

Japanese culture basics

- High context culture
- Collectivism
- Conformity
- Social reference groups
- Amae (Family & Friends)
- School, club, company
- „Shame culture"(NewYorkTimes)

Sources: BookCulture shock Japan (Martin Lutterjohann), New York Times article Jntroducing a Child to the Culture of Shame"

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Title
Japanese working culture and its effects on health
College
University of Applied Sciences Dresden
Grade
1,0
Author
Year
2014
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V450805
ISBN (eBook)
9783668842434
Language
English
Tags
Working Culture, Arbeitskultur, Karoshi, Japanese Health, Gesundheitssystem, Japan
Quote paper
Paula Müller (Author), 2014, Japanese working culture and its effects on health, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/450805

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