FINAL ASSIGMENT OF CCU
Compare and Contrast of Non-Verbal Communication Lombok with Japan Culture
One culture is different from another culture, expecially in non verbal communication as one culture may have some similarities with the other culture. Since the culture are important to studies , non verbal comunication becomes apart of it. Japaness culture and lombok culture have some similarities and differenciation in non verbal communication. Non verbal communication are so vital that japaness often trust non verbal massage more than the spoken words that can have several meanings. The context in which something is said afferts the meaning of the work .
The japaness enjoy a wide array of kinestetic activities, especially gestures ( candil and weinstein, 1969 : March, 1990, seward , 1983, sherman,1987) usage , however is situational and often limities to make ( Richie 1987) The similarities that’s are, when invited to someone’s house, the guest bring the foods to the host house, bowing someone, eye contact and frowning. The differenciation when the eye contact is used.
If we are limited to come to japaness house, it’s very common to bring a gift usually food. It shows the apreciatioin of the guest to the host. It’s same with lombok culture when a host invited guests to come to wedding party, expecially it calls” begawe” it’s an important for the guest to bring a gift to host house, for example: rice and suggar. It means thatthe guests trying to repay the kindness in a small way. Same with “ ommiyage” Ommiyage are souvenirs that brought after a trip, and ussually people quite a bit of money on it. And get omiyage just for people relative people, friend family for example, the japaness went to lombok. They brought souvenir like tea of just hand gift like shirt. It means they tell the person that we appreciate things they did for us in the past and also sorry she /he couldn’t come with us. It can be a simple gift it same with lombok culture when some one come to other place that’s a way from home, for instead mecca, they tend to buy gifts from Mecca and give it to someone’s close like family friends of boy friend
If they japaness serve a food that we dont’t like we don’t need to come and say “ i don’t like this food” we can be gracious enough to accept it , and just not te eat it. If they are a good hosts or hostes they probably catch on if we want more tea or beer we don’t need to ask for it. The host will notice an empty glass and refill it.
In lombok culture, commonly the host will point the foods with fire finger hand open up and nod the head if the host want the guest to start eat thefood and wanta the guest to add some more.The guest will the head if they want the food they nod the head with five finger horizontal opened out of the face which means is no thanks.
Bowing ( also called stooping) us tge act of lowering the body and the head as a social gesture in direction to another person or symbol. Bowing is a gesture of respect. Different bows have different meaning. There are bows of apology and thanks, bows of greeting bowing in tea ceremony. The meaning of a bow totally depends on the sittuation, dept and length of time it held. If they come from higher ranking is really important thing in japan. If they come from higher ranking, the japaness will talk more plitely, bow more deeply, and they may order sme food like the guest ordered. It kinds of politely bow are the only one of many way to show the respect to the other person.
Depends on the degree of bow, It has different meaning the nod bow’s degrees . it just a small bow of the head. Just let the head forward. Means for good friends and it’s me mosts casual bow of then all. There are different using to tenis bow when someone come from the higher rank. They ussually use this bow to the person that bowing to him. The second is greeting bow, eshaku, it’s abaout is degrees thisd bow is similar with this buk . this is used when we know someone alot better. The third is respect , bow kindly 30 degrees. This is for bowing gets respectful. For example this is used for boss / other people who are higher ranking than the people who bow first. This is not use with good friend
The fourth is highest respect bow aikeirei, as degrees for example when we use the car , we hit someones car. This bow is used here. The last is kneeling bow. Touch the head to the floor. If some one flipping out at something terrible he did really terrible this bow is used so . it’s very important to guess how old the people are. If they are older. The yhounger should tream them respectfully. The more formal the occasion the deeper and slower the bow. The age play an important part in bowing.
In this case, the people ussualy fry to get the bussiness card to identifity the position, profession or rank, so they know to show the respeck to another. When the people give the bussiness card, they hare to give with the two of hands. It shows a respect to other.
If we compare it witch Lombok culture, it has a litlle bit similarities in how do the people respect to the older or from the highher rank from them. In lombok culture, ussually pwoplw are use the hand/shaking hand with the other. Sometimes, the younger nod the head about less that 5 egress in count of second tho the older to show the respect. They use smile here. In sasak culture, the younger ussualy kiss the older’s hand when thwy are shaking,they put the hand to house. This is commonly used for horority to the older for some one that really important for her/him Like : parent’r, older brother, older sister, teacher and people from high rank. To show the respect, ussualy younger people use the hand close and let the mother finger stand alone. This is used when the people wqant to say “ yes please, with pleasure” or permit tho other to do some thing. Without words, the peopele use this way, nodding they had, and smiling to the other. It shows a big respect the younger or some one from lower rank to some one from higher rank.
The use of right and the left hand are also same with japansse culture. The righ hand indicate the politeness wher das the left hand is for unpoliteness.
As with non verbal thehariours, the eye behariours and facial expression are really cracial in japaness society. The japaness lessin eye contact. Stare thew lister eyes are rude way. In presentation, then the listeners close their eyes, it doesn’t mean that they don’t listen the speaker. It kinds politeness the colssing eyes means agree with the speaker words. Direct eye contant is avoided in japan. Prologed eye contact5 is considered rude , threating and disrespectful. The ussualy look down of look someones’s thoat.
In lombok culture the uses of eyes are work too, the younger should respect the other expecially parents when they are talking. When the parent’s are angry the children shouldn’t look at parents eyes. If the children shouldn’t look at parents eyes . if the children stare to parents eyes , means that the children are impolite to their parents. So it’s a good way to look down when they are angry. They direct eye contact can used every where. If it doesn’t in bad sittuation.
In conclusion, the body language hold an important way for politeness in lombok and japaness colture, it’s a good way to study the body language to avoid a bad thinking to other culture expecially in lombok and japaness culture. They have lots of simmilarities and differenciates with in the non verbal communication.