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  • Japanese Anime And Manga
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    Pocky, Anime, manga, kanji. Have you heard of any of these? If not... where have you been? All around us teenagers, children, and even adults are being drawn into Japanese culture through TV, books, and even food. Japanese comics, called manga, take up more and more space on American bookshelves, and they " ve infused new life into the publishing industry. Japanese animation, anime, is on more and more movies and TV screens and influencing popular toys and games. Before the 80's when people thou...
  • Japanese Festivals Traditions
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    Throughout history different cultures have let astronomy shape their beliefs and customs. One such culture that has traditions rich in astronomy is the Japanese culture. Since I am half Japanese, I thought I would discuss some of the traditions found in Japanese culture. Further, I will explain how these ancient traditions and beliefs are still present in modern day society in Japan. I found some really great websites which I will use to write my essay. The first website focuses primarily on Jap...
  • Japanese Culture To American Culture
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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 con...
  • Fight Between The Americans And The Japanese
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    The Last Samurai-Scene 11 - 17 The scene started off with a man by the name of Capt. Nathan Al gren (Tom Cruise) laying on a floor wearing dirty garments and yelling out the name of a man that he had just killed before his capture. The Captain was captured during a fight between the Americans and the Japanese, but instead of killing the American, the Samurai leader Katsumoto (Ken Wantanobe) wanted him alive so that he could learn from his enemy's ways. The Captain was staying in Katsumoto's ex b...
  • Japanese Education System
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    Individuality and Interdependence: a Comparison of the North American and Japanese Educational Systems The comparison between Japanese and North American educational systems is often used. The Japanese system, along with other Asian cultures, places importance on the group and the interdependence of its members (Cole & Cole, 2001, p. 541). The North American model, in contrast, focuses on the ideals of individuality and independence (Cole & Cole, 2001, p. 541). This contrast is due to a conflict...
  • Samurai In The Feudal Period
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    Almost one million people die in Japan every year. In other words, people die every 31 seconds. Some people die because of illness. Some people die because of car accident. Some people commit suicide. There are many kinds of death in this world. I believe most of those deaths are disconsolate and absurd. However, the honorable but unbelievable death existed in Japan in the middle ages. We call that hara-kiri. Hara-kiri is basically an act of killing your self by cutting open your stomach with a ...
  • Japanese Immigrant
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    HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS This book is a story about 4 sisters who tell their stories about living on an island in the Dominican Republic, and then moving to New York. What is different about this book is the fact that you have different narrators telling you the story, jumping back and forth from past to present. This is effective because it gives you different view point's from each of the sisters. It may also detract from the narrative because of the fact that it's confusing to ...
  • Wife Of Sugiyama
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    Reflection paper regarding "Shall We Dance?" Dancing is regarded with suspicion in Japan because public display of affection and intimacy is considered indecent and outright scandalous. Even married couples had to restrain from temperate public display of affections, such as holding of hands, saying "I love you", or even dancing, because it was thought to be "beyond embarrassing". Thus it would be safe to say that dancing with someone else other than one's wife is even more disreputable and appa...
  • Japanese Americans Issei And Nisei
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    "Even with all the mental anguish and struggle, an elemental instinct bound us to this soil. Here we were born; here we wanted to live. We had tasted of its freedom and learned of its brave hopes for democracy. It was too late, much too late for us to turn back". (Sone 124). This statement is key to understanding much of the novel, Nisei Daughter, written by Monica Sone. From one perspective, this novel is an autobiographical account of a Japanese American girl and the ways in which she construc...
  • Average Japanese Home
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    The Japanese culture is unlike any other in the world. It has long been known for it's excellence in education and it's strong background of family and religion. The Japanese way of life is an assortment of art, literature, music and more; it is nothing short of spectacular. I will explain about some of the different aspects of the Japanese life style as well as take a cultural look into the life of the Japanese. Finding a place to live in Japan isn't easy. Limited supply and high demand result ...
  • Japanese And Uk Workers
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    The question states the transferability of business methods from one country to another, via Japanese techniques. However, in order to answer, we must define the term culture, as the term culture encompasses business methods, i.e. in order to adopt foreign business methods we must adopt its culture. In Needle's (1994) definition of culture he states, 'A particular interest in business is the extent to which we can learn from the business experiences of other cultures and transplant ideas d eve l...
  • Most Popular Sport In The World
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    Reaction Paper on Culture, Personality, or Social Structure Article: Snyder, Eldon E. and Spreitzer, Elmer A. "Baseball in Japan". Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology. Edited by D. Stanley Eit zen. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989, 46-49. Many things are affected by the culture that they lye in. One thing that I chose to write about is sports. Sports are greatly affected the culture. A matter of fact, one sport was invented because of different cultures clashing. Soccer was played by c...
  • Fred's Lack Of Japanese Culture
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    Staffing, Organization and Procedures: Fred Bailey did not apply for the foreign position as managing director in Japan. He was however approached by Dave Steiner, and offered promotions, pay increase and possibilities for partnership for taking the position. The speed at which the decision was made was too quickly. The family (Bailey's) made the choice to move to Japan in two days, and worse, they were sent in without pre-departure training, they did not know the Japanese culture, and did not k...
  • Differences Between The Japanese And Westerners
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    Negotiating with the japanese american corporations wishing to enter into virtually any type of relationship-ground leases, sales or transfer of ownership of facilities-with a japanese company must overcome several formidable barriers in their dealings with the japanese. This article will acquaint the american reader with the vast differences in management thinking between westerners and japanese that occur as a result of basic cultural differences. Business visitors to japan are easily misled b...
  • Japanese Regulations Of The Korean Language
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    Lost Names, by Richard E. Kim, is a novel about a young boy growing up during the Japanese occupation of Korea during the period of 1932 to 1945. Japan gained complete political control of Korea in 1906 after the assassination of Ito Hirobumi by a Korean nationalist. By this time of narrative the occupation had become deeply entrenched in the Korean culture, affecting aspects of everyday life such as education and access to goods. A nation's identity is composed of distinctive elements of cultur...
  • Japanese Industry
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    SHORT ESSAY - MEIJI RESTORATION The Meiji restoration reshaped the way of Japanese living, culture and industry. Clothes, buildings, labour, speech and military were all modernised due to the adapted Western influence. The vision of hope in war was given to the neighbouring Asian countries. In the time of the Meiji revolution, Japanese culture was reformed to a large extent. The cultural ways of the Japanese society were completely changed when the country of Japan was forced to open its walls t...
  • Japanese And The West
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    Visit modern day Japan and it is easy to be attracted to the flashing lights, and futuristic-looking cities. But stroll through a traditional Japanese garden, with its tranquil atmosphere and closeness to nature, and one can walk into the past. It is easy to imagine kimono-clad men, their heads shaven bald except for a queue on the top of their heads, two swords hanging by their sides, shuffling around in wooden sandals. This is feudal Japan, where everyone and anyone live by bushido, the way of...
  • Australian Culture And The Learner's Cultural Background
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    Pr 5 - Cultural Application Interview and assessment of a student of ESL and compile a student profile. 1. Describe the learner's cultural background. 2. Differentiate between Australian culture and the learner's cultural background. 3. Use cultural analysis to identify possible cultural barriers to learning. 4. Describe the syntactic features of the student's mother tongue. 5. Compare the syntactic features of English with the student's mother tongue. 6. Devise strategies to identify the first ...
  • Differences Between American Culture And Japanese Culture
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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 employe...
  • Sumo And Other Sports
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    The topic I chose is Japanese sports and games, especially sumo and other sports. I chose Japan because I went to a camp where some Japanese tourists were staying and I met some great people. They were so friendly and kind that I want to find out more about their culture. I chose sports because I like to play sports and I'm interested in what kinds of things they like to do in their free time. I took a Japanese odyssey class in elementary school and I learned some interesting facts about the Jap...

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