Looking to take tech job in Japan

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Looking to take tech job in Japan
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I just finished a certification program and passed a very hard and expensive test for a tech job and managed to land a job that requires me to travel back and forth between the U.S. where I live and Japan.

 

I'm Caucasian and in my early 30s. I am on the short side and understand that the Japanese are quite short on average. How will my height work against me in business relationships abroad. I don't mean to be insensitive or anything, but I hear that Asians in general are quite brutal, honest and never bit their tongues. 

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Re: Looking to take tech job in Japan
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I don't think they're on average really short, I think that's a stereotype. There are short Japanese men and women, but there's also tall Japanese people as well.

As for you fitting in, I can't say for sure. I hear they're very tough on people who don't understand their ways or culture. I know some things shouldn't be done around them, like certain gestures that are accepted here may offend them, so read up on that sort of stuff before you go over there.

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The average man in Japan is 5'7. That's still a lot taller than me. I don't know anyone who is Japanese. I'd love to get some insight on heightism as it applies to Japan. Thanks for your advice. I will look into some books and articles on their culture.

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Many of the younger generation Japanese males are in the 5'10 range as many switch to American Diet staples.