Japanese people Essays

  • The Role Of Origami In Japanese Culture

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    known as Japanese paper folding, is an extremely creative form of art that now very popular around the globe and enjoyed by many people at all ages. In Japanese, “ori” stands for “folding” and “kami” stands for paper so combined they become Origami (Callie & Jeremy 2012). As its name, Origami is an expression used worldwide to describe the action of transforming a sheet of paper into different shape by folding it. After thousand years of history, Origami still play an important role in Japanese culture

  • Japanese Culture: The Shinto Myth

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    different versions of Japanese myth, I am most interested in the Shinto mythology side of the Japanese culture and how it has affected the growth and development of the world to date. The author of the translated version of the Kojiki, Donald L Philippi born in Los Angeles, Philippi studied at the University of Southern California before going to Japan in 1957 on a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Kokugakuin University. In Japan he became an expert in classical Japanese and Ainu. Philippi is

  • Intercultural Experience Paper

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    developed its economy and culture such as Japanese food and anime. I grew up in Shizuoka which has three million seven hundred thousand people, until I graduated from my high school. Then I moved to Osaka which is one of the biggest city in Japan and has population of eight million eight hundred thousand. Although Japanese people only speak Japanese, there are many different dialect each area. Thus, when I moved to Osaka at first, I could not understand what people said because dialect of Osaka is too

  • How Meiji Restoration Changed Japan

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    Tokyo, formerly called Edo.(6) Japan rapidly modernized in a few decades, while it took centuries in the West.(1) Thesis: When you think of Japan, you probably imagine the Akihabara and Shinjuku districts: skyscrapers, countless banners, and crowds of people, but what did it take to make Japan the way it is today? I.Topic:

  • The Artist Of The Floating World Analysis

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    The Artist of the Floating World is a novel set in Japan in the 1950s where traditional Asian values are prevalent. One can assume that given such a traditional setting, this narrative of different generations would reflect one common quality – complete obedience to the senior by the junior. However, this novel seems to reflect the complete opposite. I will argue through different relationships in the novel that while the senior usually assumes the authority, there is a tendency for the junior to

  • John Updike Rabbit Run Themes

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    John Updike`s novel Rabbit, Run (1960) the first of what was to become the Rabbit tetralogy and the fourth novel of his works. It depicts three months in the life of the protagonist Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a young man, a 26-year-old former high school basketball star, who is working now as a demonstrator of a kitchen gadget, the Magi Peel vegetable peeler. He has married young, since more than two years because his girlfriend Janice was pregnant and she is once again seven months pregnant. She is

  • Shinto And China's Influence On Japanese Culture

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    with mountainous terrain. Japanese have always been recognized for their deep cultural ties, notorious for adopting cultures though the environment around them. Historically Japan has accepted new ideals from nature to its neighboring countries. Japan 's alluring landscape has constantly influenced Japanese lifestyle. Shinto, Japan’s original religion was born from nature around them. Japan’s big brother China, has contributed the most to the ever-evolving Japanese culture. Buddhism, architecture

  • The Reflection Of Language In Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

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    function of language is communication by the awkward situation her mother faced but not a sociological tool to evaluate one’s value, which the limitation brought from her mother’s broken English to her revealed. To many people, language was not seen as a form of communication. While people think that language requires every word grammatically correct, Tan shows us that the real function of language is communication which her example of the discrimination her mother faced displayed. For example, she shares

  • The Bonesetter's Daughter Summary

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    into Chang’s family so as to get away from Precious Auntie. LuLing speaks evilly to Precious Auntie. Unfortunately, finally, Precious Auntie committed suicide. LuLing whose engagement is broken off then is sent to an orphan school opened by American people. Later, she is a survival in a war. She goes to America where she remarries an American and gives birth to Ruth. Her American husband died in a car accident so that LuLing lives alone with her daughter. The third part is the view of Ruth who asks

  • Kawaii: Cute In The Japanese Popular Culture

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    normally used as a part of Japanese popular culture these days. It shows up not just in Japanese current melody verses, dramatization arrangement, or motion pictures, also in day by day discussion in the city, especially among Japanese youngsters. The word is commonly translated into English as "adorable or cute." However, English "cute" doesn 't generally interpret the idea of Japanese "kawaii" fully. Cute in English popular culture is not as profoundly admired as kawaii in Japanese culture. In some cases

  • Gardens In The Novel The Samurai's Garden

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    People love serenity (Basic). People love customisable items. People love gardens (Parallel). People around the world keep gardens. Whether their gardens provide them with food, beauty, or a place to hold parties, people keep gardens for many reasons. Japanese gardens are a large part of their culture and represent different aspects of the person who tends it. The beauty of a garden only reflects the diligence of its’ caretaker. In Gail Tsukiyama’s novel The Samurai’s Garden several of her characters

  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Frederik Meijer Garden

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    Japanese Garden On my visit to Frederik Meijer Gardens I was able to see the Japanese Garden and it really was beautiful. This garden really stood out to me, and I was excited to see it. I have always been interested and liked looking at gardens. While walking through this garden there was so many things that stood out to me and I saw a lot of creativity. I have learned a lot about this garden from visiting it and researching it. For this paper I found it very fascinating to write about what I

  • Monkey Bridge Character Analysis

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    Vietnamese-Americans, and Japanese-Canadians. Although the situations have certainly improved since the mid twentieth century, many of the issues and struggles the characters in the novels face are still real and ever-expanding for over five percent of the U.S. population. To

  • Wright In The Cause Of Architecture

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    Wright was also heavily inspired by Japanese Designs. He was first introduced to the Japanese world of design and architecture at the imperial Japanese exhibition that took place in Chicago at the Worlds Columbian Exposition. The characteristics of the Japanese architectures which influenced Wright greatly were the overhanging roofs, fluid and open spaces, and light coming in from every angle. Wright was really fond of the Japanese design’s simplicity while combining nature and geometry, which were

  • Accepting Innovation Analysis

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    about people accepting or rejecting innovations. The first reason is “relative economic advantage compared with existing technology” which means people will accept the innovations when they think they could make money and save money at the same time. The second reason is “social value and prestige, which can override economic benefit” which means social value could influences whether people will accept the innovations. The last reason is “compatibility with vested interest” which means people will

  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi's The Last Samurai

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    As I’ve discovered over the course of my research, this is the image most people have of samurai. Set during a turbulent period in Japan’s history as the country began its uneasy transition from ancient tradition to modern world power, it features 1870s Japan indelibly stamped with Hollywood’s mark. The film is about two men from

  • A Summary Of A Cultural Informant Interview

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    years old, this is his second time studying abroad, however, his first time at Lindsey Wilson College and his first in the U.S. Yuu is set for one whole year at Lindsey. After this time, he will return home. A bilingual speaker, with fluency both in Japanese and English, he claims to know a little Chinese and a little Malay (the national language of Malaysia). Though Yuu didn’t know anything about Christianity before Lindsey, he notes that through on-campus interactions and in-class studies his perspective

  • I Hotel By Karen Tei Yamashita Analysis

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    Asian American movement within his college along with his mentor Chen and his friend Edmund. On page 29, Paul attends the Japanese American Citizens League banquet to protest. During the protest, Paul takes notes and gives them to Edmund so that he could write about it. Literature was one of the key part of the Asian American Movement. It was used to invoke the what the people think and feel about things. We see here that Paul and Edmund uses literature to show

  • Patsy Takemoto Mink Essay

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    admired. He sought out those people who had demonstrated in some way, whether it was on the battlefield or a baseball diamond, in a speech or fighting for a cause, that they had courage, that they would stand up, that they could be counted on (Kennedy ix). Patsy Takemoto Mink was born on December 6th, 1927 in the town of Hamakuapoko on the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Island (YourDictionary 1). Her parents, Suematsu Takemoto and Mitama Tateyama, were both children of Japanese immigrants that moved to

  • World War 2 Propaganda Poster Analysis

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    During World War 2 (1939-1945), Japanese and American governments used media entities, specifically propaganda posters, as an artistic method that influenced their nation by heightening nationalism, and persuading their citizens to overture the opposition. Propaganda, a suggestive device that asserts an idea to an audience, is a major artistic element that alters opinions and attitudes towards a specific topic. Propaganda posters use many techniques that catch the viewer's attention, for example: