Ojigi: The Ethics of Japanese Community's Nonverbal Language
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- ojigi; eshaku; saikeirei; nonverbal language
This paper discusses about Ojigi: the ethics of Japanese community nonverbal language. Bowing (Ojigi) is the ethics to greet each other Japanese culture which is part of nonverbal communication by respecting the other person during the interaction. The interaction can be mean directly facing the interlucotor or vise versa, such as during phone call. Ojigi almost always done everyday by kids to adults. Therefore, learning Ojigi is a must for Japanese language learners. In other words, this ethic has popularized in almost all of Japanese community. Even forigners who are learning Japanese will not be separated from Ojigi when interacting with others. The methodology used to achieve the target was trough data collection by document study. The specific target in this study is cultivating Ojigi as a target language culture for Japanese language learners. Ojigi has life’s values since a long time ago which is believes by Japanese as one of the effective nonverbal communication. The result of this study is obtained information about the values contained in Ojigi and that is the Ojigi’s secret which was explored in depth in this research. Ojigi consists of several types namely simple Ojigi (Eshaku), common Ojigi (Futsuu no Ojigi), and the Ojigi's innermost actions (Saikeirei). In Japan, there are two kind of Ojigi commonly found in Japanese daily life, namely Eshaku and Futsuu no Ojigi which use levels of bow depth as a rule.
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TY - CONF AU - Miftachul Amri PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Ojigi: The Ethics of Japanese Community's Nonverbal Language BT - Proceedings of the Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference (SoSHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 305 EP - 308 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-19.2019.9 DO - 10.2991/soshec-19.2019.9 ID - Amri2019/12 ER -