Japanese Work Ethics Vs American Work Ethics - 2,021 words
Japanese Work Ethics vs American Ethics "For an American to consider the Japanese from any viewpoint for any reason, it is important for us to remember that they are products of a unique civilization, that their standards and values are the results of several thousand years of powerful religious and metaphysical conditioning that were entirely different from those that molded the character, personality and habits of Westerners" ( De Mente, p.19). To understand the Japanese, it is necessary to have an understanding of their religious and philosophical backgrounds. My research suggests that basic ethical values in Japanese business systems are influenced by three philosophical and religious tr ...
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Pearl-harbor - 1,790 words
Reasons that Japan Involved the U.S. in War For more than fifty years, historians and social scientists have been questioning whether or not the United States was already at war prior to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Because of the conflict that already existed regarding Japans expansionist practices, the United States may or may have not needed to have its hand forced in the official designation of war in the Pacific. As the Japanese Empire had grown, so had its control over its territories. For example, in the early 1930s, Japan invaded Manchuria, a clear sign that the Japanese did not intend to lessen their efforts to gain control throughout Asia. The Japanese, who had blocked a n ...
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Japanese History - 623 words
What essential roles did the ubasoku play in the assimilation of the Buddhist religion into the folk culture? Of the most influential people in early Buddhism the ubasoku were the main driving forces in the integration of rural Japan. These traditional shamanistic, Buddhists had come over from China and Korea. In their own country states they had supported the wrong group of politicians or they were just run out of their homelands for other various reasons. They had brought over the ways of Buddhism and superiour technology to help the native Japanese. The ubasoku were exiles, but with their superior technology they had no problem gaining acceptance in the upper class of Japanese society. Th ...
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Body Language - 1,180 words
It's not what you say, it's how you say. Parents have a lot on their mind, and sometimes, it's tough to slow down and focus on how they're communicating. The style you use when speaking is as important as the words you choose. If you speak hurriedly, your listener will most likely come away with an impression that you were preoccupied or in a hurry, regardless of what you said. Most people are unconscious of their body language, but it speaks volumes about what they're really thinking. Watching your body language as well as that of your child can help you learn to modify what you say so that your child hears you. Some things to watch for (in your kids and in Body posture. When you speak, are ...
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Quality Function Deployment - 1,644 words
Product development knits a new technology or novel idea together with specific customer requirements to fill a corporate strategic need. The customer requirements are deployed through the hierarchy of the product and through time as the technology being embodied in the product is refined. The deployment of customer requirements into a product involves numerous decisions at all product hierarchical levels. Some useful concepts in understanding the complexity of decisions in product development are the following: Quality Function Deployment (QFD), teamwork, and designation of static/ dynamic status of parts of the product early in the development process. QFD is one of the many tools existing ...
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Quality Function Deployment - 1,612 words
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Japans Next Generation - 1,852 words
A. Post World War II changes in traditional structure The family is the most important element in Japanese society. Traditionally Japan had large, extended families, with three or four generations living together. Today, although grandparents sometimes live with the family, most people live in small nuclear homes consisting of the parents and one or two children. This change has occurred slowly since the end of World War II. Before the war, Japan was an agricultural society, with most people lived in farming communities where rice was the major crop. Rice growing requires many people working together to plan, harvest and irrigate; therefore, in order to survive, families had to live near eac ...
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Mediaviolence - 1,193 words
American children and adolescents are being exposed to increasing amounts of media violence, especially in television, movies, video games, and youth-oriented music. By age 18, the average young person will have viewed an estimated 200 000 acts of violence on television alone. Video game violence, children's cartoons, and music lyrics have become increasingly graphic. In movies, action films depict anatomically precise murders, rapes, and assaults; with each sequel, the number of deaths increase dramatically. Although media violence is not the only cause of violence in American society, it is the single most easily remediable contributing factor. According to recent Nielsen data, th ...
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Japan Religion - 1,979 words
Buddhism is the Japanese religion that comes closest to paralleling Christianity, because of its concern for the afterlife and salvation of the individual. In this it shows its origin in India, a region that in religious and philosophical terms is more like the West than East Asia. The historical Buddha started with the basic Indian idea of a never-ending cycle of lives, each determining the next, and added to this that life is painful, that its suffering is caused by human desires. However, these desires can be overcome by the Buddhas teaching, freeing the individual for painless merging in Nirvana, or nothingness. As the teaching grew, it came to stress reverence for the Three Treasures, w ...
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Double Identities Of 2nd And 3rd Generation North Koreans In Japan - 1,282 words
Discuss critically the double identities of the 2nd and 3rd generations of the North Many of the North Koreans in Japan associate themselves with Chongryun. Chongryun is a North Korean organization-the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan. Chongryun was founded in 1955 and identifies its members and potential members as overseas nationals of North Korea, with a strict non-involvement policy with Japans internal affairs. For Chongryun Koreans, their Korean identity means a primarily a North Korean political identity, which they adjust according to present political conditions. Chongryun consists of a number of associations that are affiliated with the main organization. They also ...
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Questions On The Tale Of The Heike - 1,760 words
1. Taira no Shigemori and the Emperor Takakura have a great deal in common. They are related, because Kiyomori wife's sister is Takakura's mother. Both are very benevolent towards the people of their country. When Shigemori stopped Kiyomori from attacking the Cloistered Palace and kept the country in peace, the cloistered Emperor said, " It is not the first time that Shigemori has shown his greatness. Even so, what a lordly lord he is! He has repaid my plot against his family with kindness" (116). In addition, Shigemori promises Naritsune that "I will risk my life to save you" (98). Although, Naritsune was involved in plot against the Taira family for the second time. The tale says, "this em ...
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Japanese Women - 1,062 words
Japanese women have made themselves an important part of society, one that allows them to have equal representation with men. Throughout Japanese history, women have had an ever-changing role in society. They have overcome hardships while soaring through the good, yet one thing has not changed; women are an integral part of society. Their opportunities have grown in areas of education, family values, and work. They are now looked upon as the roots of Japanese culture and families. The hardships of Japanese women began at the very beginning of their lives. A boy born into a Japanese family was highly desirable, but a female Japanese baby was not looked upon as an asset to the family. Some fem ...
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Femininity - 581 words
Femininity is not a word that we are encouraged to use these days. A lot of people would argue that femininity is the thing that keeps women obedient to men. However, there is a hidden assumption behind this term. The assumption is that masculinity is superior to femininity; that femininity is not a beautiful and powerful thing in its own right. I believe that women have something men do not have. Women have special qualities that belong to them as women, and they do not intend to suppress those special qualities. I think the world would be a much poorer place without femininity. gWhat means to be a woman?h What first came to my mind was stereotypical. Passive, dependent, altruistic, intuiti ...
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Buddhist Art In Japan - 1,965 words
Buddhism had an important role in the development of Japanese art between the sixth and the sixteenth centuries. Buddhist art and religion came to Japan from China, with the arrival of a bronze Buddhist sculpture alongside the sutras. Buddhist art was encouraged by Crown Prince Taishi in the Suiko period in the sixth century and Emperor Shomu in the Nara period in the eighth century. In the early Heian period Buddhist art and architecture greatly influenced the traditional Shinto arts, and Buddhist painting became fashionable among the wealthy class. The Amida sect of Buddhism provided the basis for many artworks, such as the bronze Great Buddha at Kamakura in the thirteenth century. Many of ...
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America's Decision To Drop The Atomic Bomb - 1,456 words
Perhaps the most controversial and heavily scrutinized issue of the twentieth century was President Harry Trumans decision to unleash atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the summer of 1945. While the sequence of events preceding that fateful summer morning of August 6,1945 are fully understood, the motives behind Trumans actions are shrouded in controversy. Top military officials publicly denounced the use of such a horrendous weapon, while the obvious advantages to the bomb, traditionalists argue, was a shortened Pacific War. Parallactic views between traditional beliefs and revisionist theories suggest that the issue is still very much unresolved. Why is the issue so hotly debated? P ...
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Meiji Restoration - Japan - 440 words
The Meiji Restoration was period in Japan when massive changes in ancient Japan. The goal of the Meiji Restoration was summarized in their motto, A rich country, a strong military. In their quest to do so, the Meiji looked to the western civilizations. The Meiji sent young men to study abroad and learn new traits from the west. Before this drastic move the traditional Japanese society was largely isolated from all other civilizations. By doing this the Japanese managed to strengthen the economy, strengthen the government, and make social reforms. Meiji leaders made the economy a major priority. They encouraged Japans business class to adopt western methods. They Japanese built railroads to a ...
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Visit To An Asian Art Collection - 1,549 words
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the finest Asian art collections that has enlightened and strengthened my understanding in my personal art experience. The Museum itself is an artistic architectural structure that graces the entire block on 82nd Street in Manhattan. Entering inside, I sensed myself going back into an era, into a past where people traded ideas and learned from each other. It is a past, where I still find their works of yesteryears vividly within my grasp, to be remembered and shared as if their reflections of works were cast for the modern devoted learner. Walking into the Hall of the Buddhas, there was a sense of peace and guidance lingering inside me. The seated Bo ...
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Explain The Meanings And Discuss The Concepts And Origins Of Samurai And Bushido Code - 1,245 words
... should display the spirit of cooperation by forgetting themselves for the sake of victory. Every unit should carry out its mission with responsibility, upholding its honour, placing confidence in others and assisting one another, volunteering to face hardships, exerting all its strength in cooperation, and fighting valiantly to achieve its objective. Aggressiveness Aggressiveness should constantly prevail in combat, which must be carried out with bravery and determination. When attacking, be determined and positive, always taking the initiative, fighting vigorously and stubbornly, vowing not to cease until the enemy is crushed. In defence, always retain the spirit of attack and always ma ...
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Understanding The Historic Art Of Judo - 805 words
Judo is different things to different people. Simply translated, Judo means the gentle way. To most people, thats all it means. To some, they know it simply as an Austin Powers lethal maneuver, but to many others around the world, it means so much more. It is a fun sport, an art, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life. Theres an ancient history behind Judo and many misunderstood beliefs about the art, some of which will be addressed. Jujitsu is the source of modern Judo. Medieval Japanese Warriors practiced many forms of unarmed combat, some of which were grouped under the general name "Jujitsu " for "the gentl ...
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Social Change In Japan - 1,597 words
The Japanese culture has allowed for very little diversity. This started very early in their history. The social controls used to eliminate diversity are the family, the power of gender, the poor treatment of minority groups, the corporate Japanese mentality, and the respect required by people in authority. However, due to globalization and the shrinking of the world, Japanese society is starting to make the change to diversity. The individualistic mentality shared by the new technology driven younger generation is putting pressure on the old Japanese status quo. The transformation is happening very slow, but as the population ages and the old conservatives are being replaced by the new libe ...
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