Many adults reached out to eachother, to be able to open up and to create a community for themselves and their kids, who would grow up in a respectful, loving community. One girl in the documentary went to Japan after having lived in Austrialia for most of her life. The change of culture, and being treated as a foreigner all the time made her feel like she was not a part of Japan, even though she is half Japanese. The same thing could probably be said for foreigners living in Japan. Because no matter how long you live in Japan and how well you speak Japanese, you will always be treated like a foreigner (Hafu,
Also, a government was called bakufu, going along with the military leader. The society was very torn by the warfare, some people had seeked solace. The personal loyalty in Japan was the Japanese cultural tradition over many centuries. During the 794 and 1185, it was the best time of art in Japan. In Heian, there were great Japanese nobles created.
Unlike Korea, Japan at this point has been heavily modernized and really started viewing and embracing western ideals as practical, applying it to their nation as a whole. Already holding negative views toward the west, and by signing a treaty with Japan who is a nation that has embraced their ideals and way of life is distressing to Ikhyon. It is no better than creating relationships with the western nations that Korea has isolated themselves from for so long. Viewing from this perspective, it would allow the Japanese to eventually have power over Korean society. Their western-taught ways could heavily affect many Koreans, especially through their products, and possibly other western things such as religion could leak in.
Religion in Japan is difficult to define because, like most religions, so many factors go into the makeup of the Japanese religiousness. Shinto, Buddhism and Christianity are the three main religions in Japan. Folk religions and New Developed Religions also play an influential role in the makeup of Japanese religiousness. One of the reasons it is so difficult to separate out a dominant religion in Japan is because of syncretism. Syncretism is the process of simultaneous practice of multiple religions.
The Japanese mainly relied on imported ideals during restoration in order emulate Western nations who, in the Japanese eyes were advanced and powerful. Due to the fact that Western nations were involved in Imperialism prior to and during the same time as the Meiji period, the wealth and power the European nations gained stood out to the Japanese.
we can see that for Japanese people, being in love means attracting loved ones on the one hand and being unable to stay with them on the other hand would make them full of loneliness and sadness. The image represented by Man'yōshū , with depression, sadness, sorrow, coincides with the Japanese aesthetic tradition at some level. The introverted character of love consciousness has also become an important feature of Japanese love consciousness in later generations. For example, the samurai warrior in the spirit of 忍ぶ恋 is a pursuit of emotional internalized tolerance, from which to complete the experience of love and aesthetic beyond. If the love of westerners like oil paintings, gorgeous and unrestrained, then Japanese love more like woodcut, subtle but yet deep
Youssef Marakby ID:900130817 Instructor: Richard Byford Rhet 1020 The Samurai’s affect on Japan’s culture For many years, the legendary Japanese samurai warriors showed that they are the most well known class of ancient Japan and also known with their supremacy of honor, service, and duty which the Japanese society still have today. The samurai helped lay the foundations of Japan 's culture. They held values and morals that have held up for so many years; it is wonderful that they have held on to them for so long. If it were not for the samurai influence Japan may not have the same exact views on how to live there life. Samurai 's are a very important part of Japanese’s culture.
In response, he writes “Goodbye Asia.” Fukuzawa starts with a reason to subtly imply that imperialism is the only way to get China and Korea to start their own restoration. He states, “In my view, these two countries cannot survive as independent nations with the onslaught of Western civilization to the East.” Fukuzawa is assuming that Western civilization is superior to any other civilization. For this reason he is able to implicate that Japan should take actions against China and Korea similarly to the west as stated, “We simply follow the manner of the Westerners in knowing how to treat them” Since the first encounter of Japan with the West, Japan had been treated with inferiority with unfair treaties and taking their taxes. Black ships would come on their harbor and Westerners would demand to open up to the rest of the world. Fukuzawa suggests using the same force that the Westerners had used on them on China and Korea.
Deans comes to the conclusion that the issue might be one of how Japan’s history should be portrayed and how should it be remembered; thereby opening another doorway to be examined. Fukuoka, K. (2013). Memory, nation, and national commemoration of war dead: A study of japanese public opinion on the yasukuni controversy. Asian Politics & Policy, 5(1), 27-49. doi:10.1111/aspp.12015 Fukuoka argues that the differences in public opinion stem from the gap between the elite and the general population. In his paper, he attempts to determine what the true domestic public opinion is which will prove helpful when considering the relationship between Japan and its neighboring countries such as South Korea and
Many countries had bad impression about Japan and there was an anti-Japan perception occurred at that time. ( Iwabuchi 419). This means that Japan can no longer uses any kinds of hard power to persuade other countries to do what they want at that time. Therefore, Japanese government then seek to the use of soft power in order to return its dominant and its popularity not only among Asia’s countries but also among western’s countries. Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) start to participate in the development of cultural diplomacy: public diplomacy and soft power, in order to enhance the better understanding of Japan’s position to the foreign countries.