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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

SEMESTER 2011/1

UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT
POBLADO
2011-2012

Key words

Jinja: are Shinto shrines, they are called like this for tradition.
Kami’s: is the essence of Shinto religion, is the god. There are many kami’s (gods) on Shinto.
Torii: a wooden gate, its part of the traditions of Shintoism.
Talmud: Talmud means “instruction, learning”, there are embodiedthe principal laws, ethics, history and legends of Judaism.
B'emunah: Means in God faith.
Torah: Is a sacred text from Judaism there are the 5 Moses book´s.

All around the world there are many different types of religions and it is very important to know a lot of them. In this paper we are going to tell you a lot about 2 religions, Shinto that is an ancient Japanese religion and Judaism thatis one of the oldest monotheistic religions.
Over the years the Jewish people had been developing a very radical business ethic, the perspective that Jews have for the business is that business are nothing more than a necessary evil.
To understand more the way that Jews and Shinto practitioners act in a business sphere we need to explore their beliefs and other cultural affairs.

Inthis paper are captured some aspects of 2 religions in order to understand the way that they act when they´re doing something that has to do with business.
To understand we explore aspects like beliefs, worship, to know what are this religions about, how do they act in different spheres, their traditions for example holy days. And finally to know which are their ethics or protocol in order todevelop some business activity.

SHINTO
In Japan there are 2 religions that are the most practice, they are Shintoism and Buddhism. Shinto is a Japanese religion; it comes from kami-no-michi, which means “way of the Gods”. Starting 500 BCE (or earlier) Shinto was a mix of divination techniques, fertility cults, and a lot of other things. Shinto is one of the oldest religions and is very particular,is very different from the other religions because it focus it beliefs and traditions in other types of things. The essence of Shinto is kami and kami is a divine spirit that is found in all the things(gods), the most important Kami is amaterasu that is the Kami of the sun(the god of the sun). Shinto doesn’t have any holy book such as the Bible, Coran, Torah, etc. In Shinto they are veryoptimistic, and for them nobody is perfect. They think that the evil is cause by the evil spirits, they offer things to the Kami’s so the evil spirits stay away and never come. Men and Woman can become Shinto priests, they can be married and have sons. Shinto people use special clothing they said that the cloth are part of everyday life, the clothes they use are the joe(priests), fundoshi(men) and hakama(men and women). Shinto is about living in harmony with nature and society, is about getting along in this life and be in peace and be happy, Shintoism focuses more in this life rather than in dead like almost all religions in the actually does.
Japanese emperor establish Shinto as the japan religion. But then Buddhism was allow for all the people that wanted to practice it. After the world war2 Shinto was abolish as the religion of the Japanese people, the state of Shinto no longer came by the control of the government.
Shinto has four affirmations and 3 principles they are:
“Affirmations:
1) Tradition and the Family- the family is the main way that traditions are preserved.
2) Love of nature- being in contact with the nature is being in contact with the Gods.
3) Physicalcleanliness – The followers of Shintoism take baths, wash their mouth, hands, teeth, etc.
4) Matsuri - the worship and honor given to kami.
Principles:
1. To be grateful for the blessings of the kami and the benefits of the ancestors; and to be diligent in the observance of the Shinto rites, applying oneself to them with sincerity, brightness, and a pure heart.
2. To be helpful to...
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