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World War Ii Junior High School
1,918 wordsA. 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 liv...
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Acts Per Hour Violence On Television
1,335 wordsAmerican 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. [ 1 ] 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 in...
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Kim Il Sung Second And Third
1,288 wordsDiscuss critically the double identities of the 2 nd and 3 rd 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...
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World War Ii Japanese Military
1,252 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...
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Younger Generations Cultural Influences
1,603 wordsThe 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 y...
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Sparsely Populated Vast Majority
1,879 wordsJapan has a population of about 126 million (the eighth largest in the world), 75 % of whom live in urban areas where population density is very high. In the industrial areas there is no discernible gap between cities. Yokohama and Tokyo, although separate in name, really make up a single urban metropolis - the largest in the world. Much of Japan however is very sparsely populated; there are large national parks and vast mountainous regions where the people's way of life is unrecognizable from u...
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World War Ii Japanese Culture
1,134 wordsYukio Mishima is great and unique author. His books were full of beauty contrasted to reality, which helped the writer to understand better what real beauty is; the beauty that is so beautiful that is sometimes even hard to explain. That is my impression of Mishima's revolutionary writing Spring Snow. Many people agree that paintings of Van Gough are beautiful, however Van Gough depicted things that we see around almost everyday. The question rises: what is so beautiful about these masterpieces?...
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Corporate Culture Japanese Society
744 wordsSociology P 2 DB 2 (1) It would be wrong to suggest that the biggest difference between Japanese and American understanding of concept of corporate culture can only be discussed within a context of salary. We cannot argue with the fact that in Japan, the difference between workers and executives salaries is not quite as drastic as in U. S. However, it is not the main reason why Japanese companies comercial efficiency is much higher. We need to understand that Japanese society is based on the pri...
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Role Of Religion In Pre Modern Japan
1,021 wordsRole of Religion in Pre-Modern Japan. The role of religion in the Asian countries and in Japan is historically very significant. The Japanese religion of the pre modern times can be viewed applying to different communities. The religion is a part of the natural culture of the country. Japan is a traditionally multi religious country. The variety of religions is explained by the specific historic development of the Japanese society. One of the dominating religions of Japan is Shinto. Shinto share...
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Education In Japan Since World War Part 1
2,371 wordsEducation in Japan since World War II Japan is one of those countries that an average European or American person will never be able to understand thoroughly. It has its own unique culture and traditions; Japanese people have attitudes and values that are sometimes different from those of all other people. Thus, it is not surprising that the educational system in Japan is also different from the educational systems deployed worldwide. Certainly, there are some similarities, and some aspects of t...
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Spheres Of Influence Courses Of Action
2,927 wordsJapan s imperial experience was different from that of the West in Asia and Africa in several fundamental ways. (Bruce Cummings) Is it a valid categorisation of Japanese rule in Korea? Identify some of the main differences between Japanese colonialism and Western colonialism. Illustrate your answer with examples. Imperialism has existed for many years and has displayed many differing forms. It is a naturally occurring event that has a vast and complex history. Major world powers have been strivi...
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Thousands Of Years Social Status
1,431 wordsThe small island country of Japan is rich in a culture that has developed over thousands of years. It is very difficult to analyze another culture without some knowledge of that culture first. During my two year residency in Japan, my eyes were opened to the culture of Japan and its people and I grew to love it as much as my own. (The ideas expressed in this essay mainly consist of my own knowledge and observations of Japan). The Japanese are a very traditional people. But this should not be con...
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Japanese Society Western World
912 wordsMegan Saliva Alternative Calendars 9 November 1999 Existence in a World Divided Lurking in the? mystery of the Orient? (Tanizaki 20) lies the images and beauty created by shadows. It is this traditional essence which is being replaced and forgotten as westernized culture and morality sprout their roots in the Japanese society. Tanizaki? s specifically examines this idea of clashing cultures in the essay In the Praise of Shadows, and indirectly and symbolically reveals this concept through the ch...
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Feudal Japan Catholic Church
1,100 wordsFeudalism Feudalism is a type of social, political, and military system in which when rich aristocrats or nobles give money, land, or a place to live to the members of lower social classes. In return, these peasants had to provide goods or services to the aristocrat. The system of feudalism, which lasted in Europe between 400 and the 1200 s and Japan from around 710 to 1500 was mainly used in Europe and Japan. However, European and Japanese feudalism varied greatly. Although the basic idea of fe...
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Worlds Largest Japanese Society
1,971 wordsJapan has performed a miracle. The countrys economic performance following its crushing defeat in World War II is nothing short of astounding. The economic expansion of Japan is second to none. All of the elements are in place for Japan to continue increasing its share of the worlds wealth as Americas gradually declines. The country is on track to becoming the worlds largest economy. How did Japan do it? There are many theories and studies that have traced the Japanese miracle without success. T...
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Spheres Of Influence Courses Of Action
2,875 wordsImperialism has existed for many years and has displayed many differing forms. It is a naturally occurring event that has a vast and complex history. Major world powers have been striving to expand their relative power and at the same time provide for their people. From the earliest civilizations groups of individuals set out to improve their well being at the expense of others. When examining more modern imperialism there is little variation from this view. Countries all over the world depend o...
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Chronicles Of Japan Seventeen Clauses Japanese
827 wordsChronicles of Japan Japan is one of the worlds leading industrial and trading nation and the first Asian nation to develop economy. Japan is the East Asian mainland to receive the stimulation of foreign ideas. There were chronicles of Japan in ancient time. One of the ruler, Shotoku, introduced to Japan various cultural element borrowed from the Chinese. He ruled briefly. Knowledge of Shotoku's constitution came from the Nibongi and it was one of Japans two oldest collections of legend and histo...
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World War Ii Standardized Tests
1,258 wordsEducation Japan Education in Japan Education is very important to the success of any country. Japan is a country that has an effective educational system. Through selective borrowing and reforms from the American occupation after World War II, Japans educational system has created one of the most highly educated society in the world. In this essay, I will describe the evolution of the Japanese educational system and compare modern Japans system with the United States. Japan always had a strong e...
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Cultural Identity Japanese Society
3,674 wordsJapan has always been considered a monolingual / monocultural country (cf. Grosjean, 1982). Although we have always had non-Japanese populations among us, there has never been any official policy to accept these peoples as Japanese. Lambert and Taylor (1990) note that in the United States, the majority of the population at least accept multilingualism and multiculturalism to be a positive phenomenon. However, although no statistical data exist to verify it, the Japanese are still a very homogene...
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Liberal Democratic Negative Impacts
4,863 wordsThe Economy of Japan had experience a tremendous growth since the end of the Korean war. The growth of GNP in 1967 and 1968 was above 10 % (double digit growth period) which exceed countries such as Britain, France and Germany. The economy experienced a boost is due to many reasons, such as: enlargement of industrial facilities, massive adaptation of western technology and education, lower the military expense to 1 % of GNP, relation with power nation, human resources and their spirit to achieve...
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