A member of my social media seminar analyzed the tweets of Japanese and American politicians and herea re the findings:
•Japanese values are not necessarily reflected in Japanese politicians’ tweets. (Or ) Japanese politicians who actively use Twitter may not be mainstream politicians.
•Although Japanese people tend to criticize others less and state their own opinion less (Gudykunts & Nishida, 1994) compared to Americans, our results indicate that on Twitter Japanese politicians are more outspoken than their American counterparts.
•Self-promotion and promotion of another person or group because of doing a good job was way more common in the US as this may be related with the group oriented nature of Asian societies where groups but not individuals are the main focus.