Their mind frame of emotional expressions is the

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more on the tone of the voice than on facial expressions. Their mind frame of emotional expressions is the complete opposite. The Japanese culture hides its sad emotions by introducing a smiling face, but it is difficult to hide the emotion in its voice. When talking to a Japanese person, the Netherlands culture may believe that everything is fine because they see a smiling face, but they fail to hear the tone in their voices. The Japanese culture listens to the emotional hints and looks to the eyes of a person. The Netherlands culture looks in the mouth and voice for its emotional hint. Japanese people can shy away from expressive emotional delays. They hardly smile or have their mouths frowned. This form of emotional suppression is a worldwide demonstration of the humility and conformity of the Japanese culture (Tanaka, 2010). Emotional suppression is a type of emotional regulation that studies show no change in cultures concerning emotional forms that people suppress (Soto, 2011). The Netherlands culture
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Running Head: REGULATION OF EMOTIONS 4 represents a more positive emotional suppression than the Japanese culture. Japanese parents try to reduce their children's emotions when they get upset by distracting them or by letting the child suppress their emotions. When a Japanese parent appears modestly, they are regarded as haji (Tanaka, 2010). Emotional suppression occurs in Japanese culture due to dialectical cultural customs, where the Netherlands suppresses its feelings on a more personal social level.
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