Whaling In Japanese Culture Essay

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When we think of globalization we often times think of it in terms of interaction economically and politically between people, businesses, and nations. However, globalization also has a cultural interaction aspect which results in the transmission of ideas and values. With this interaction, therefore, societies are not static so cultures are always changing and culture being what it is, the knowledge and characteristic of a group of people, then consists of learned practices of behavior and beliefs. In this submission, I will discuss how globalization is thought to impact culture and this case, the historical culture of whaling in Norway and Japan.
The nations of Norway and Japan have been whaling for a long time with both countries primarily whaling for commercial purposes whilst Japan does it not
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Culture is seen to be a heritage that signifies who people are and these include language, religion, beliefs, norms, behaviors, and attitudes including social structures that guide everyday interactions. When moral standard and culture are in conflict, an amicable solution must be reached upon with tact and commitment. The party calling the other to accountability should be seen to be interested in resolving the conflict. I would think that just as workplace conflict is resolved by placing interests ahead of rights and power, so goes with whaling conflict. By placing emphasis on cultural heritage, people are seeking identity and mutual recognition, however; cultural distinctiveness can increase divisiveness and foster conflict. To best resolve the whaling conflict, the World trade Organisation should still be a part of the process of resolving conflict especially that in the case of Japan and Norway they were facing sanctions that not only related to whaling but trading as a whole. Another area of international trade was at stake and assistance was required to decide a
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