The historical perceptions and the development of certain traits resulted in creating different environments in which the behaviors were shaped accordingly. China has suffered from the existence of dynasties and governments which had their own agendas and conflicts while on the other hand Japan was a nation which had qualities of an enriched civilization. Chinese culture was much more diverse and varied than the Japanese.
The Chinese perception of themselves was that of being sovereign and an unassuming authority not allowing foreign influence to take place. While on the other hand, the Japanese were taken as more open to external influences.
Therefore, due to the basic cultural differences that have had their roots in history itself, the management structures that came about were quite different and the mindsets of each nation were not suitable for the other’ working environment. (Moore 1967)