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Panama: Communication Styles

Because of its diversity of ethnicities and cultures, it is always a good idea to follow the host’s lead when it comes to acceptable behavior. What is acceptable to one culture in Panama might not be to another. Generally speaking, Panamanian culture is formal, and it is important to show respect and consideration to others.

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Japan: Communication Styles

The Japanese communication style reflects the value placed on maintaining harmony.

The Japanese are non-confrontational and will rarely directly decline requests. Instead, they will reply, “It is inconvenient,” or “It is under consideration.” They do not criticize, insult, put people on the spot or do anything that might cause embarrassment and thus loss of face.

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Australia: Communication Styles

Australia is a multicultural, amicable society, so it is important to be sensitive to different cultures and lifestyles when interacting with locals who may come from a wide range of traditions.

In general, Australians feel they are an unpretentious people and are proud of this.

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Netherlands: Communication Styles

You may have heard that the Dutch tend to give off the impression of being rude or crude, but the more accurate way to describe their communication style is direct and informal with a strong sense of humor.

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