Japanese popular culture has obtained followers around the world to consider that the cultural characteristics of this country are attractive to the public. This is demonstrated by two factors: the increase in the Otaku culture and the massive commercialization of anime and manga. The artistic and thematic styles of Manga have transcended cultural barriers, causing an important and lasting impression in the public. As a gateway to Japanese culture, it has attracted a global fan base and has fed interest in Japanese culture. It remains one of the most economically and socially profitable exports in the country and has helped Japan become one of the largest exporters of cultural products in the
Globalization is defined as the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets (Merriam-Webster). It also can be looked at as how organizations have an impact internationally. When money is involved, so are politics. Due to the implementation of globalization around the world, developing economies saw a great increase in exporting cheaper goods, because they were opened to new markets (Collins). While these foreign nations benefited, much of the American population was at a disadvantage.
Body GDP is an international measure of a nation’s wealth, and demonstrates the importance of industrialization in Japan’s economy. Much of the revenue has been targeted into improving the quality of living, with 3.3% of GDP invested in research, and development, 3.5% in education, and 10.2% in health services (OECD, 2015). Needless to say, these facilities have brought about a higher quality of life (QOL) for
The world system theory is capitalistic in origin and it 's main purpose is to accumulate wealth for a few core nations at the expense of the rest of the world. For it to function properly it has to integrate with other nations, through agreements of trade, for it 's purpose to be accomplished. This system is currently portraying early signs of demise, and is in transition to a system of the new world order. The world culture theory is primarily focused on integrating the world into one super system. If you take into account the historical happenings of the tower of Babel, you can see that it was tried before, but failed tremendously.
Because Korea and China had far greater abundancies of resources, it was inevitable that Japan would have to interact with them in one way or another. The success of these interactions is seen through the adoption of Korean-style art forms and Chinese Neo-Confucianism. Although the Japanese invasion was ruthless in the eyes of the Koreans, the renowned Japanese pottery in Imari was actually heavily influenced by Korean labourers and artisans who were captured during this time. The influence of Neo-Confucianism also played a significant role in Japanese society, as it was adopted by Tokugawa Ieyasu and Fujiwara Seika to be the “cultural and educational policy of the new shogunate”. Because Neo-Confucianism became the dominant ideology of the three greater Asian countries (Japan, Korea, and China), it served “as a moral basis for international dealings”, thus increasing the efficiency of intra-Asian trade.
Due to globalization, the economic borders between countries have vanished around the world since the 1990s and primarily in developed countries the capital accumulation has risen. Thus, the countries can no longer isolate themselves from the rest of the world. After the large scale globalization, all countries had an effect on each other in political, economic, financial, social, cultural, and many other fields. When regional combinations were getting increasingly common together with globalization, the circulation of capital has drastically increased in synchrony with the increase in capital accumulation (Rubio, 2001). During this process while the free flow of capital has risen, trade has transformed into a more liberalized version and consumer habits have gotten to be like each other.
In order to examine the effect of gender on the intercultural interaction, it is necessary to consider countries with high levels of masculinity and femininity. This chapter it will be considered masculine society on the example of Japan. Conducting cross-cultural research, Hofstede identified Japan as the country with the highest rate of masculinity (95 of 100). The high rate of “masculinity” in this country is related to the domination of values such as achievement, success, perseverance, persistence, work overtime (Hofstede, 1998). Probably, such peculiarities of Japanese culture can be associated with common in this region of Confucianism, which has formed tendency to traditionalism.
Apparently, it involves the cooperation of nations in social, cultural, political, economic, industrial, technological and other institutional exchange. Japan’s automotive industry can be the best example of this phenomenon. One cannot deny the fact that Japan’s automobiles are the answers to the German’s expensive and efficient cars. Japanese automobile’s cost-effective and powerful engines are its best characteristics that lure the attention of most car consumers, whether local or overseas (Yeo, n.d.). One best example is the automobile company Toyota.
Although the process of globalisation may have started as early as the colonial period, the discourse of globalisation and development is a recent phenomenon. Several political, economic and social factors have occurred since the 1980s that have shaped the current form of globalisation and it is viewed as an inescapable feature of the world today (Agenor, 2004). The main agents of globalisation are transnational corporations whose search for profit pushes them to bring down trade barriers, offshore manufacturing processes and reduce regulations (Agenor). The response to globalisation varies depending on different people’s interests
I believe that globalisation has changed the nature and scope of cultural and economic power more than it has the nature and scope of political power. Lukes defines power as having “three faces” – decision-making power, nondecision-making power and idealogical power over political agendas, and that if one party has power over another, they are able to influence that party to do something they would otherwise not do (Lukes, 2004.) Scholte defines globalisation as internationalization (a “growth of transactions and interdependence between countries”), liberalization (“a process of removing officially imposed restrictions on movements of resources between countries in order to form an ‘open’ and ‘borderless’ world economy”), universalization
The effects of structural changes in the economy and wage competition from foreign workers were already noticeable over a quarter of a century ago. See Abner J. Mikva, The Changing Role of the Wagner Act in the American Labor Movement, 38 STAN. L. REV. 1131-–32 (1986). Bednarek, supra note 246, at 217 (stating that structural changes resulting from globalization usher in a more flexible workforce with reduced labor regulations and costs that ultimately devalue labor).