• Japan 2 Japanese Society
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    Chronicles of Japan Japan is one of the world's leading industrial and trading nation and the first Asian nation to develop economy. Japan is the East Asian mainland to receive the stimulation of foreign ideas. There were chronicles of Japan in ancient time. One of the ruler, Shotoku, introduced to Japan various cultural element borrowed from the Chinese. He ruled briefly. Knowledge of Shotoku's constitution came from the Nibongi and it was one of Japan's two oldest collections of legend and his...
  • Japanese The Law Of Inverse Returns
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    Japanese: The Law of Inverse Returns Scott Barlow December 6, 1996 Shoji A zuma Japan 355 - 1 The law of inverse returns states that the better the foreign learner's Japanese is, the worse the reaction of the Japanese native population will be to the learner's use of Japanese. In this paper, I argue that the better the learner " japanese is, the better the treatment to the learner of Japanese from native Japanese. I will argue this point by making three statements and then provide opinions and r...
  • Japan United States
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    During the 1980 s, Japan had one of the most profitable and efficient economies in the world. But a recent recession has forced Japan to make changes and pushed them back, out of the realm of being an economic superpower. This leaves just one question; when analyzing Japan s strengths and weakness, is it likely for them to return to the economic status they enjoyed during the 1980 s The answer is no. Because of Japanese false illusions, increasing national debt and deflation, combined with other...
  • Japan Japanese Language
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    Introduction Japan is a country located in the southeast region of Asia. It lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan. The current population is estimated at 126. 6 million people. The capital city, Tokyo, houses 7. 9 million people. Other major cities include Kobe, No goya, and Yokohama. The city of Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics. The only atomic bombs used in war fell upon the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Mt. Fuji, with an altitude of 12, 388 feet, lies i...
  • Greek And Japanese Architecture
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    Greek and Japanese Architecture For a great many years, architecture has been a breaking point for different artistic eras in history. Some of the most famous works of art have been chapels, temples, and tombs. Among the most dominant and influential eras of great architecture are the sophisticated, stoic Greece-Roman periods and the more mystical, elemental Japanese eras. These two very distinct and very different eras have more in common than you may realize. When work began on the Parthenon ...
  • Japanese Culture Hard Work
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    The small island country of Japan is rich in a culture that has developed over thousands of years. It is very difficult to analyze another culture without some knowledge of that culture first. During my two year residency in Japan, my eyes were opened to the culture of Japan and its people and I grew to love it as much as my own. (The ideas expressed in this essay mainly consist of my own knowledge and observations of Japan). The Japanese are a very traditional people. But this should not be co...
  • Shintoism Sun Goddess
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    SHINTOISM The Religion of Nature Worship, Emperor Worship, and Purity Shinto (the way of the gods), traditionally dating back to 660 B. C. , is a loosely organized religion of the Japanese people embracing a wide variety of beliefs and practices. In its most basic sense Shinto is a religious form of Japanese patriotism. The mythology of Shintoism teaches that Japan and the Japanese people were brought into being by special divine creation and that their emperors were literally descendants of the...
  • The Necessity Of Japanese Internment
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    FYI (This is a biased written paper written if one were to defend Japanese Internment) The Necessity of Japanese Internment Much controversy has been sparked due to the internment of the Japanese people. Many ask whether it was justified to internment them. It is a very delicate issue that has two sides, those who are against the internment of the Japanese-Americans and those who are for it. With World War II raging in the East, America was still, for the most part, very inactive in the war. Wh...
  • Japanese Involvement In The War
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    Modern Asia Japanese Involvement in the War War changes people's lives; it changes the way people act, the way they think, and what they believe in. The people of Japan hold tradition and honor above everything else, this is something that did not change throughout the war. Though the world is changing right before the Japanese peoples' eyes, they keep honor and tradition locked into their minds as well as their hearts. Frank Gibney's statement, "There is no question that the Japanese people had...
  • Effects Of World War Ii On Jap
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    Effects of World War II on Japan World War II drastically affected the Japanese culture, economics, and politics. Japan is considered one of the most important and powerful countries in the modern world but this accomplishment has been reached by a lot of work and changes made in the Japanese society. During World War II the destruction of Japanese cities and the death of a lot of Japanese people caused them to change their in their system of politics and foreign policy. The changes made in Japa...
  • Japan An Independent Dependant Nation
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    Japan: An Independent Dependant Nation The main element of Japanese culture is their idea of a "family" oriented nation. There is no focus on the individual. In the Japanese culture your job comes before your wife and children, your wife and children come before you, and you come before nothing. There is no individual separation; there is only group separation. There is also the idea of others' benefit for your benefit. Along with these two ideas, creativity of the individual is very discourage...
  • Rights And Freedoms People Individual Government
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    Freedom and Rights How would you feel if your individual rights and freedoms were stripped from you during a national crisis? In many countries, the people's individual rights and freedoms are supposed to be protected by the government. But, in some cases, those individual rights and freedoms were taken away from the people during a national crisis. Some examples of these actions are Hitler overtaking complete control over Germany and outlying country's, the Japanese internment during WWII, and ...
  • United State Japanese People Camps
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    "Herd 'em up, pack 'em off, and give 'em the inside room in the badlands" (Hearst newspaper column). Many Americans were feeling this way toward people of Japanese descent after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The feelings Americans were enduring were motivated largely by wartime hysteria, racial prejudice, and a failure of political leadership. The Japanese-Americans were being denied their constitutional rights, they were provided poor living conditions in these relocation camps, and by the time a...
  • Farewell To Manzanar Terminal Island
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    In the novel Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne tells the whole story through her own eyes as she saw it. She is a Japanese American who was born in the states and happens to be the main character and author of this novel. Her father, Ko, had fled from Japan to restore his families lost honor by making a fortune in America. This plan however, did not work out. Instead Ko worked a number of jobs in the states including farming, translating Japanese into English for the Government and doing around hand...
  • Frustrations With Japan Monica Sone
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    December 8, 1941 was a solemn day. The day after Japan dropped the bomb on Pearl Harbor, the people of the United States mourned. If ever there was a time when Americans wanted to enter World War II, it was then. The United Sates had been deceived by the Empire of Japan, with whom they thought they were at peace. Franklin Roosevelt's speech to Congress, asking for permission to declare war on Japan, shows the resentment and despair of the American people. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, many...
  • Class System Japan Tokugawa Japanese
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    In 1968, Japanese society went through a rapid change, a change quite unlike anything any other country has ever been through. Before 1868 the Japanese people were forced to live by harsh class systems that ensured that they could never be anything more than what was determined even before they were born. Essentially, they had no freedom and could only live by the strict rules forced upon them. After 1868 Japan had opened up trade relations with the rest of the world, their economy flourished an...
  • The Divine Wind Hart And Mitsy
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    The Divine Wind Shows That the Casualties of War can be felt at Home 'In the final weeks of 1941, when I was adrift in life and my sister was missing in a war zone... .' the war was happened in Broome, small town in North-West Australia on 1939. It was World War II. Japanese was invading Australia at the time. The war has affected people in Broome, especially to Hart and Mitsy's family and also brings many casualties that can be felt at home. War has changed everything. It changed the way peopl...
  • Why The Japanese Civil War Was Important
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    The Japanese Civil War was important for many reasons. It was important because without it, the Japanese people wouldn't have been able to gain freedom from dictatorship rule. Also very importantly, the Japanese would not have been able to get rid of the class system. If the war had not have happened, there would probably still be samurai. Soon after the war, a law was made prohibiting the use of or even carrying around a sword. And lastly, speaking on a personal interest of mine, I have enjoye...
  • Japanese Culture People American Rice
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    The United States is based on a various subcultures. Among these, Japanese culture is one of the most influent ones. I've been a member of Japanese culture in the United States for two years. As I see it, there are differences between American culture and Japanese culture. The example as a difference in a sense of values is how to treat people. In Japanese culture, they respect all people mostly. It's because they think it courtesy to respect people. If you go to Japanese restaurant, the employ...
  • Law Of Inverse Returns
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    The Law of Inverse Returns Scott Barlow December 6, 1996 Shoji A zuma Japan 355 – 1 The law of inverse returns states that the better the foreign learner's Japanese is, the worse the reaction of the Japanese native population will be to the learner's use of Japanese. In this paper, I argue that the better the learner's Japanese is, the better the treatment to the learner of Japanese from native Japanese. I will argue this point by making three statements and then provide opinions and react...