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Pictures of How Different People from Different Countries Understand the Meaning of “Being On Time”

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1. South Korea

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Understood around the world, South Korea is one of the well-ordered countries. They apply the Confucian principles to their everyday life which makes them disciplined. People from South Korea avoid not being on time, all the time. They treat being late as a sign of disrespect and not to mention, and they highly value punctuality.

2. Malaysia

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In this country, 5 minutes late will also mean an hour late, and they don’t treat being late as an essential thing. Most people say that Malaysians has less punctuality than others. However, they are a patient and practical person, and they can adjust to heavy traffics and malfunctioning transport vehicles.

3. China

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Chinese people don’t consider it late if you arrive within 10 minutes. Still, they don’t want people being late; they only give an allocated time. With this said, Chinese people are also considered well-disciplined people.

4. Japan

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Japan has a different definition and a keen idea of being late. A great example is when a train arrives more than a minute after its schedule; it’s considerable as late. That’s how highly disciplined Japanese are; they don’t gamble with time, even they are considered high-profile gamblers. It is the reason why Japan is a wealthy country; their people practice this kind of attitude.

5. Mexico

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Mexicans are also considerable people; they don’t mind if you’ll be late 30 minutes for a meeting. They don’t like things personally and are less strict people. They are also punctual people, and if you went too early, you’d be the one to adjust.

6. Germany

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Germans are different as well; they’ll expect anyone to arrive 10 minutes early on any meetings. They are also highly disciplined, and they don’t like tardy people. For them, not being on-time is a complete disgrace to the person waiting.

7. Russia

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