Privacy. An Intercultural Perspective
ABSTRACT This paper deals with intercultural aspects of privacy, particularly with regard to differences between Japanese and Western
conceptions. It starts with a reconstruction of the genealogy of Western subjectivity and human dignity as the basic assumptions
underlying Western views on privacy. An analysis of the Western concept of informational privacy is presented. The Japanese
topic of ‘‘denial of self” (Musi) as well as the concepts of Seken, Shakai and Ikai (as analyzed by the authors of the companion piece on privacy in Japan) give rise to intercultural comparisons. The paper
addresses the question of privacy in cyberspace and mass media. Finally the question of freedom of speech is related to the
Japanese concepts of Ohyake and Watakusi.
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ABSTRACT: This article investigates the effects of job involvement, affective organizational commitment, and collectivism on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) using data collected from 131 professors and clerical workers in a private Japanese university. Results show that job involvement had a significantly positive relationship on civic virtue and helping behavior, and affective organizational commitment had a significantly positive effect on helping behavior and sportsmanship. Collectivism also positively influenced civic virtue and helping behavior. In addition, the effect of affective organizational commitment on civic virtue was moderated by collectivism so that affective organizational commitment had a stronger effect when collectivism was weak than when collectivism was strong.
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ABSTRACT: This paper explores a cultural curiosity–Japanese "love ho-tels." These have historical sociological roots deep in the culture. But even with a religious and cultural acceptance of sex in Japan, privacy is still an important aspect of the love hotel business. The ways in which love hotels protect patrons' privacy is shown here to be a primary part of the service encounter. The importance of privacy poses that the need for sexual privacy may be rooted deep in our evolutionary biology. This is an important lesson for the field of marketing, especially for those in the sex-related industries.
Conference Paper: Ethical Issues of Cloud Computing Use by SMEsConference Proceedings of AiCE 2013 Seventh AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ETHICS CONFERENCE; 12/2013