Responsibility, respect, honour, civility, morality and ethics are qualities sorely needed in our modern world. In Japan, the concept of bushido has adapted over centuries and remains a cornerstone of business and communal life.
“However there is the concept of ‘face’, or the appearance of things, and Japan is all about keeping up appearances. For example, it is bad to allow yourself to lose your temper or lose control. So if someone behaves wrongly and offends you, you can inform them of that – but you should do it in a gentle and instructive way. If you let your temper take over, YOU have actually committed a bigger offense than the first offense.”