negotiate 交渉する

June 17, 2016  =========
☆ negotiate 交渉する
If people negotiate with each other, they talk about the problem or situation in order to solve it and come up with an arrangement that suits everybody. Actually, maybe that’s not true! Some people do like to negotiate with the idea of win-win in mind, however, a lot of people only think of win-lose situations, so they are negotiating to find an arrangement that suits them, not necessarily anybody else.
Negotiating is quite common in western culture. Many people try to negotiate better prices and conditions when they are buying things, so in order to really succeed in getting what you want you need to be good at negotiating. Is negotiating an important skill in Japanese culture?