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    Openness In Japan

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    In a Eurocentric point of view, Japan was seen as a relatively “closed” country throughout the Tokugawa Period in comparison to the new technologies of the West that increased the possibilities of overseas contact and trade. Although the main island of Jama, Honshu, was surrounded by different groups of people (the Ainu, Chinese, Korean and Ryukyus) the dominant ethnic group known as the Wajin, were not particularly fond of anything foreign. They were also extremely suspicious of religions besides

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    Homosexuality In Japan

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    Homosexuality has a long history in Japan, of at least a thousand years. Yet it was only in more modern timew that lesbianism was more visible. Indeed, todays Japan mixes elements of the indigenous traditions with Western opinions about the sexual identity while at the same time being home to one of the most diverse and dynamic holebi-cultures in Asia. The Japanese world of entertainment has long supported or tolerated overt gay, transgender and transsexual amusement within the context of an enormous

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    Confucianism In Japan

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    Donald W. Katzner, it was mostly the religious dogmas of Buddhism and Confucianism that determined the central values of the society in Japan. The fulfillment of obligations as well as the “furtherance of group harmony” rather than the pursuit of self-interest always determined the Japanese workers’ behavior. As it is explained by the Japanese academic of

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    Hafu Essay In Japan

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    Hafu is the term used in Japan to describe children of half Japanese descent. This term is derived from the english “ Half “ which indicates that a person is only half of the Japanese culture. According to hafujapanese.org this term originated in the 1970's and is now the most commonly used label for half Japanese children. Being called half might seem like an insult to some people, in Japan it is not really meant this way. In a YouTube video where Japanese got asked about what image they have about

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    Pestel Analysis Japan

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    Japan was the leading country in Asia for a long time as it was the first in to get industrialized, whereas people were motivated to strengthen their country after the hardships that they have encountered after World War II. The citizens with the strong collectivism had the willingness to sacrifice themselves for the development of the country and company. Eventually Japan was able to develop itself as the second strongest country in the world. Japan is strong and influential in the world, but the

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    Japan and its Globalization For the recent years, globalization and Japan appear as two binary terms. While several nations take advantage of the benefits resulting from globalization, take for example China and its foreign direct investment (Yu, 2002), Japan views globalization more of a problem due to the compromising effects it caused to its national identity. The country formulated seemingly practical solutions to mitigate this pseudo-problem while continuing to beat foreign competitors in the

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    TRAVELLING FOR THE CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON IN JAPAN Travelling is fun, it is the best way to see the world in a new light end experience different cultures and establish new bonds as well as strengthen existing relationships. There are several parts of the world to explore especially with the unique natural beauty each part of the world has to offer. No wonder people prefer to visit and explore different parts of the world during the holiday. While travelling has its own charms, it is best to know

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    Imperialism In Japan

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    government reform. Because of Japan opening its borders and signing a treaty with the U.S, a trade route was opened and modern technologies were introduced to Japan. “It invested in education, technology, and research and development activities…start building world-class products” (Odagiri, 1996). The U.S input into trade and technology allowed them to start building products. This helped them advance themselves and put them on the map for other countries to approach Japan with similar requests. The

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    Japan Informative Speech

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    I am Timothy Hui and I am here to tell you what not to do in Japan. Japan is located in Asia, east of China. The population of Japan is 127 million people which are around 5 times larger than the population of Australia. Japan has the lowest obesity rate in the world. Last year, Tokyo was the 13th most visited city in the world. Before I’ll tell you what not to do in Japan, I will tell you why you should go to Japan. Firstly, Japan has the lowest crime rate in the world which makes it a safe country

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    Beer Influence On Japan

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    also greatly influenced Asian countries--specifically Japan. Even though Japan has a culture known for drinking tea, beer has been a large part since it was introduced in the 1800s, and is still a large part of Japanese society today. However, it had a majority of its impact leading up to the interwar period in Japan (the time between World War One and World War Two). From the time is was introduced in the 1800's up to the interwar period in Japan, beer has been a profound symbol of Japan’s desire to

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    Gender Disparity In Japan

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    children and an increasing number of workers reaching the retiring age will be detrimental to Japan as its total population is forecast to shrink by over 30% from 127mn in 2013 to just 87 mn by 2060, causing its work force is go from a peak of 87 million in the mid-1990s to 55 million by the middle of the 21st century with the proportion of the elderly going from 25% to nearly 40%. The birth rate in Japan has been steadily declining; the birth rate in 2014 was 1.4 children per woman, well below the

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    Currently, Japan is often known for having a very distinct culture, cultivated due to their relative isolation as an Island country. Indeed, many people reference the Tokugawa Edicts as the reason for this perception. However, while Japanese civilization is certainly a highly distinctive society, it also has strong ties to Chinese culture that began long before the Tokugawa era. In fact, as early as the first century A.D., the people of Japan were sending missions to China; they established a trade

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    door of freedom.” Many people in Japan study abroad to learn another language, to meet people from diversified cultures, or to broaden one’s perspective; however, some people experience reverse culture shock after coming back from another country. Returnees, in particular, have a hard time getting used to Japan because of the social, educational, and environmental reasons. The strict social rules of Japanese society are one reason why returning to Japan can be so difficult. Returnees have

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    Elena De Angelis Multiethnic Japan Prof. David Uva Koreans in Japan – Post Second World War (1945~present) Repatriation After the war ended in 1945, the Japanese lost control of the Korean peninsula. The Koreans residing in Japan were free to go back to their homeland. The defeat of the Japanese meant liberation from Japanese colonial rule, and so the rebirth of national independence. Many Koreans went back with anticipation and expectation of a better life and future in Korea. Although it’s difficult

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    culture and beauty, Japan. Japan is very distinct from anywhere else and has a certain charm to it that exist nowhere else. Technology is a valuable part of day to day living, created to establish a more efficient life. No other country gets that statement quite as much as Japan. The technological advancements of Japan are incredible and very innovative for a society. With inventions like the Bullet train which has become a prevalent method of transportation for Japanese citizens. Japan has created a

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    Social Changes In Japan

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    Japan went through many major changes since, it opens its doors to foreigners, during the end of the Edo period and the Tokugawa shogunate. It has experienced many social, economic, and political changes. The most dramatically change of Japan that is still affected to this day is after the end and conclusion of World War Two or more specifically, The Pacific War. After its complete surrender to the allied forces, Japan went under major reforms under the guidance/control by the General Headquarters

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    Lost Japan Summary

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    the backbone to Japanese society. Alex Kerr reflects on his experiences of travelling throughout Japan, from school as a teenager to exploring the vast Iya Valley in Shikoku. Through his journey, he is able to gain perspective on how different each sub-culture is within Japan, while also noticing the similarities that have been established in the Japanese cultures for thousands of years. In Lost Japan, Alex Kerr discovers the beauty of Japan’s people and the culture they live in, while also recognizing

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    I. INTRODUCTION Japan is an island nation in East Asia with a small population of approximately 127 million people. As a developed and industrialized country, Japan is known for its tradition and its deeply rich culture; however, it is also known as a country with one of the strictest laws in the world. This includes the Human Rights law. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview on the human rights conditions in Japan based on how the country is maintaining 5 articles chosen from “The

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    Earthquake resistance of buildings in Japan and risk of earthquake depending on the area In Japan, Building Standard Act has been strictly reviewed every time we experienced a large earthquake. All buildings are strictly required to have an earthquake resistance structure. Without rigorous compliance to earthquake proof standard set by a low, one can never get an approval of construction of a building from a public administration office in Japan. It is said that the collapse ratio of the building

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    Occupation Of Japan

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    After Japan defeating in World War II, Japanese people had to start over building the economy since everything they had had before the war were completely destroyed. The U.S. Occupation of Japan provided reform policies in order to recover and reconstruct dilapidated country to the economic superpower. The three major reform policies deployed by the American government were detachment of the zaibatsu, labor democratization, and land reform. In my opinion, the reasons why Japan was successfully reconstructed

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