Which of the following examples most accurately portrays research on cultural differences in communication style?

Which of the following examples most accurately portrays research on cultural differences in communication style?
A) Hamada and Matsumoto, who are both Japanese, communicate with each other only by complimenting each other and do not criticize each other.
B) Endo, who is Japanese, cannot reach his friend Tanaka because Tanaka’s cell phone is off, but Endo has great difficulty leaving messages on Tanaka’s voice mail.
C) Yamazaki, who is Japanese, much prefers to communicate with his friends by writing, more so than his American friend Claudia.
D) Eric, who is American, is more likely to speak in an indirect, roundabout way with his friends than is Itao, who is Japanese.
E) Tetsuya, who is Japanese, focuses more on the meaning of a speaker’s words, whereas his American friend Mike focuses more on the speaker’s tone of voice.

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