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Use of Animals in Japanese Fables - Japanese Fables The influence from within and everywhere else. Think back to when you were a child and to when your parents read you stories. Chances are pretty good that some of the stories you encountered were fables. For those people who do not know what a fable is, it is a story that uses animals in the place of using human beings. In researching Japanese tales, I did not have a hard time finding an abundance of fables. In relating fables to the Japanese life, I discovered that animals play an important role in Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Fables] 1468 words
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Overview of Japanese Manga - To the Western world, Japan, its’ people and culture included, is an intimidating mystery. Yet, the intimidation that Westerners associate with the Japanese comes not from Japan’s foreignness (relative to Westerners), but rather from the image of Japan and its’ people that Westerners have grown up with. Focused solely on their work and success, the Japanese people turn their backs on their personal pleasures and emotions; the romantic and passionate does not apply to the Japanese. That is the picture that Westerners have created of Japan and her people....   [tags: japanese culture]
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Japanese Society and Culture - Many of us, if not everyone, has heard of the country of Japan through various means. Possibly through popular films such as Godzilla or the renowned horror films which the country produces. Perhaps through the various anime TV shows that have been dubbed in English creating a massive fan base here in the United States, or the massive franchise Nintendo that has filled our child memories with countless hours spent in front of a screen playing Mario or Pokémon. One way or another the Japanese have shared their culture with a huge audience but thats only scratching the surface of the Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Essays]
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Modern Japanese Literature and Theater: Betsuyaku Minoru Japanese - Japanese modern theater has gone through several changes during the years. From the early attempts of 1870 to reform the Kabuki, which resulted in the new form of shin-kabuki to the creation in the 1960s of shugekijo undo (Little theatre movement). One of the individuals that made an impact in Japanese modern theater is Betsuyaku Minoru. The following essay would be talking about Betsuyaku and his contribution to modern theater in Japan. In the Japanese state of Manchukuo on April 6, 1937 Betsuyaku Minoru was born....   [tags: japanese modern theater]
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Depiction of Japanese Culture in Anime and Manga - Japanese well-known product, anime and manga, have become increasingly popular throughout the whole world. Alverson (2013) have noted that in New York Comic Cons (New York Comic Convention), the amount of people attending the event has been increasing since 2000 (p. 23). Exner (2012) also appreciate the fact that anime has become mainstream form of entertainment (p. 28). So, what are they. In many people’s understanding, anime are Japanese cartoons and manga are Japanese comics. This belief is not wrong, but there are some fundamental differences that differentiate anime and manga from American comics and cartoon....   [tags: Japanese Animation]
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Influence of the Samurai on Modern Japanese Society - Introduction Throughout History, there have been many different groups or events that are still widely known today. Groups of people such as the Indians or Vikings are popular groups which are referenced constantly in today’s society. However, none of these groups is more known or referenced than the Japanese Samurai. Originating in 646 AD, these Japanese warriors developed from a loose organization of farmers to the dominant social class in Feudal Japan. Along with their dominant military and political standing, the samurai brought with them a unique code or moral belief that became the core of Samurai culture....   [tags: Japanese Culture] 1723 words
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Traditional Shinto & Modern Japanese Business - The nation of Japan, even more so than other countries, has a long, long history behind it. It's a country dating back as far as the B.C. Era, and that has experienced various powerful events that has shaped the country since its birth. As with other nations, an important part of their past lies in their religion. Before they were introduced to Buddhism and other outside religions, which had a large impact on their society, the Japanese followed something known as Shinto. As the one religion that can truly be called “Japanese,” it follows that its influences would still remain in the eyes of the people and only aided by a traditionally xenophobic view of the world....   [tags: Japanese History ]
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Overview Of The Japanese Society - Japan represents a country with the same amount of land area as the state of Montana, but contains a unique culture richer than the vast oil fields of the Middle East. The culture of Japan has been growing, changing, and evolving ever since the first signs of civilization nearly 12,000 years ago (“Japan”). The Japanese culture of today stresses the necessity of proper etiquette in order to earn respect, one of the most important aspects of their society (“Japan – Language”). Knowing the proper etiquette is like memorizing a new language, due to the fact that you must use different behaviors and actions depending on the location or the people involved....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Customs, Traditions]
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Shintoism and the Japanese Nation - Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan. Founded in 660 B.C., it traces back to the very first people to settle in Japan. Shinto focuses on ancestral worship and is deeply immersed in Japanese culture. Even though it is as ancient as Japan itself, Shinto is still very widely practiced by Japanese people today. However, over the years, it gained some influence from Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Over 50 percent of the Japanese population still practice Shinto. Shinto defined the Japanese’ lifestyle, however, there is no authoritative text of what or why exactly Shinto is around....   [tags: Shinto, Japanese, Takamagahara]
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Japanese American Internment Camps - Was the internment of Japanese Americans a compulsory act of justice or was it an unwarranted, redundant act of tyranny which breached upon the rights of Japanese Americans. During World War II thousands of Japanese Americans were told by government officials that they had twenty-four hours to pack their things, get rid of any belongings of theirs, and to sell their businesses away for less than retail value. Although many people thought the Japanese American internment was needed to ensure U.S....   [tags: japanese american rights]
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Japanese Culture Analysis - When most people think about Japan they come up with two opposing images. One image reflects the busy day life of this island; filled with salary man and companies. While the second image features an explosion of colorful LED lights and clubs that are common within the nightlife. Today in present day, Japan has evolved and flourished to become one of the top growing economies and industries in the world. Making Japan a prime and excellent area for jobs to prosper. One of these modern jobs that have flourished is the Hostess lifestyle....   [tags: Japanese Society]
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Japanese Earthquake Aftermath - Introduction Words simply cannot appropriately depict the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. Japan is a developed country with the third largest economy in the world, behind the United States and China. The northeast border of Japan encountered an overwhelming natural disaster in the form of an earthquake that also created a massive tsunami and many strong aftershocks, which has affected Japan domestically and internationally. The aftershocks continually delayed recovery and have increased difficulty for search and rescue teams combing the disaster area for the deceased and wounded....   [tags: Japanese Earthquake]
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Japanese Fables: The Influences - Think back to when you were a child, and when your parents read you stories. Do you recall any of these stories being about animals. Chances are good that you heard fables as a child. For those who don’t know what a fable is, a fable is a story that uses animals in the place of humans. In relating fables to the Japanese culture, I discovered that animals play an important role in Japanese culture. And as in most cultures, stories play a big role also. So by using common sense, any person could assume, and be accurate, that there are many fables in Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Fables, Japan, Fables, ] 1100 words
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Tosa Nikki and Oku no Hoso Michi: Japanese Literature - With many forms of literary work, there is bound to be similarities among them. The Japanese in particular are no exception. For example, they honor past literary works by commissioning literary pieces in their name. To the Japanese, imitation is regarded as a form of flattery. In particular, it is no surprise that Matsuo Basho’s traveling diary, Oku no Hoso Michi, shows any resemblance to Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa Nikki. Unlike any other works of its time, Tosa Nikki is a fictional travel diary written by Ki no Tsurayuki’s point of view as a woman....   [tags: Japanese Literature]
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Changes and Innovations in Japanese Literature in the Medieval Era - There is a vast difference between the courtly airs of the Heian Period and the overall feeling of the following Kamakura Period that makes the younger of the two periods more appealing. The changes in Japanese literature during the Kamakura Period can be readily observed in many works, including the innovation in poet devices found in the Shinkokinshu, as well as the subject matters of different stories. We have the introduction of another ancient Japanese classic in Heike Monogatari, where the reader is assaulted with battlefield stories and upfront political warfare not seen to that extent before....   [tags: Japanese Literature] 952 words
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Internment of Japanese Canadians - World War Two had a significant impact on Canadian history as the Canadian government revoked many rights and changed the lives of Japanese-Canadians that were interred. Between 1941 and 1945, over 21,000 Japanese-Canadians (in which over two thirds were born in Canada) were limited of their rights and freedom and were forced into internment camps "for their own good". The Japanese-Canadians were considered as enemy aliens by the Canadian government the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbour. They lost many rights along with it and their property was confiscated as well even though the Canadian government promised that they would receive their property back after the war was over....   [tags: world war II, japanese-canadian]
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Japanese Internment After Pearl Harbor - On December 7,1941 Japan raided the airbases across the islands of Pearl Harbour. The “sneak attack” targeted the United States Navy. It left 2400 army personnel dead and over a thousand Americans wounded. U.S. Navy termed it as “one of the great defining moments in history”1 President Roosevelt called it as “A Day of Infamy”. 2 As this attack shook the nation and the Japanese Americans became the immediate ‘focal point’. At that moment approximately 112,000 Persons of Japanese descent resided in coastal areas of Oregon, Washington and also in California and Arizona.3 A large number of Japanese initially migrated to Hawaii in the late 18th and early 19th century as a result of enormous boom...   [tags: Japanese Internment Camps]
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Onnagata: The Art of Woman in Japanese Kabuki - The grace of a swan, subtle graceful movements, beauty, and finesse, these are all aspects of the Japanese Onnagata 1.The Onnagata (male actors portraying women) in Japan is viewed as the ideal women, according to the revered Misaki Isaka, their conduct “offstage is made responsible for artistry onstage, such as singing (ka), dancing (bu), and acting (ki)” 2. This is how Japanese society has come to view them over the years, but in reality, the Onnagata is a repressed individual that is not allowed to express their masculinity in any facet in society....   [tags: Japanese Society, Onnagata]
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Japanese Americans - In the late 1860’s Japan was transitioning from feudalism to urbanization and industrialization. It changed from the Tokugawa-Meiji transition as the first Asian industrialized nation. At its peak, the Tokugawa period had the maximum for their required materials with the aid of foreign trade. Domestic commercial activities and limited foreign trade had met the demands for material culture in the Tokugawa period; the Meiji era had changed all of this with its development. Unlike the Tokugawa rulers, the Meiji rulers embraced the English and American notion of a market economy and adopted British and North American forms of free enterprise capitalism....   [tags: Japanese Immigrants]
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The Carnage and the Catastrophe: The Japanese Militarization of Zen - Throughout Buddhist scripture there is a great amount of articulation against violence. The Buddha actively speaks against violence, but at the same time Buddhism promotes the spread of the dharma. Within Zen at War Victoria highlights the Buddha’s words, “until all sentient beings are united together through the exercise of infinite compassion, there will never be peace” (29). This quote became incorporated into the Japanese military and the inevitable nature of war was molded into this normally peaceful message....   [tags: buddhists, violence, japanese military]
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Japanese Poetry: The Roles of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - The ninth century was one of major turning points of Japanese literature history, in which the kana syllabary was developed, along with abolishment of the legation to China (Handout 8). Moreover, the invention of the Japanese native writing systems served as a stimulus to the creation of a prose literature, as well as the births of prominent female writers (Handout 8). Two types of the prose went mainstream in the Heian literature: monogatari (tale) and nikki (diary) (Handout 8). Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) is probably the most famous work from the era and therefore I will focus on it as an example in the monogatari genre in this paper; as for the second genre, I will...   [tags: japanese studies, japanese history]
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Japanese Internment Camps - World War II was a time of deliberate hate among groups of innocent people who were used as scapegoats. Japanese-Americans were persecuted due to the fact that they looked like citizens of Japan, who had attacked the United States on December 7th, 1941 at the naval base, Pearl Harbor. This hatred toward the group was due to newspapers creating a scare for the American people, as well as the government restricting the rights of Japanese-Americans. The Japanese-Americans were mistreated during World War II for no other reason than being different....   [tags: Japanese-Americans in WWII] 878 words
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Japanese Summer Festivals - Summer is the time for renewal and a chance to start over. Summer is the time when Japanese go all out in their festivals. You’ll see fireworks and beautifully colored paper mache floats. When you think of summer in Japan, you might imagine all the young girls wearing a yukata, or a summer kimono. You will see masses of people eating shaved ice-cream in the hot, humid weather. Not only are there winter and spring festivals, but there are summer festivals as well. Some festivals that occur during this season are: Sendai Tanabata Matsuri, O-bon, Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival, Nebuta Festival and the Dai-Chochin Matsuri....   [tags: japanese festivals, yamakasa]
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The True Artisans of Japanese Artifact Swords - Technology has steadily evolved to develop more innovative and productive techniques in the making of various crafts. In addition to enhancing the quality of products, the ability to create them at a higher rate has been discovered. However, quality and quantity are usually inversely proportional to each other. In more recent times consumers have begun to desire Japanese artifacts. Most producers attempt to sate this desire through mass production. While this alternative may be inexpensive, it lacks the high quality that true artisans can deliver....   [tags: Japanese artifacts, Japan, art, swords,] 1262 words
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Internment of Japanese Americans: An Imprudent, Contentious Endeavor - An unavoidable conundrum. To play it safe, or be the enemy. Following the jolting attack on Pearl Harbor, a great deal of Americans believed that the Japanese Americans, also called Nikkei, were untrustworthy and associated with the enemy. Rumors flew that the Nikkei exchanged military information and had obtained secret connections. However, these claims were never brought to light, and to this day simply remain rumors. The U.S. government became suspicious about these accusations and demanded action....   [tags: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans]
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Man’yōshū and Kokinshū Hallmark of The Japanese Poetic Form - The Man'yōshū can be interpreted as either “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” or “Collection for Ten Thousand Generations” was the first anthology of poetry written by Japanese poets. Its significance is captured by the dramatic title, as it has indeed endured for countless generations and influenced the whole of Japanese verse through history. Though the collection includes poems from the lower classes as well as “primitive” songs from centuries before, the contents of the twenty volumes are mostly courtly verses from the upper echelons of Japanese society (Brower 89)....   [tags: anthology, japan, japanese history]
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The interactional nature of suspended clause constructions in Japanese - In spoken Japanese, subordinate clauses often occur without their main clauses. Ohori (1995; 1997) called them suspended clause constructions (SCCs) and formulated that a SCC occurs when “the intended message is either contextually inferable or conventionalized.” However, it is not very clear when and how the conversational participants know whether the intended message is contextually inferable (or conventionalized) or not, since a SCC and a “non-suspended version” of subordinate clause are not totally distinct category....   [tags: Linguistics, Spoken Japanese] 1185 words
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Highest Grossing Film in Japanese History - Studio Ghibli’s film, Spirited Away, grossed 230 million when it was released in 2001, becoming the highest grossing film in Japanese history. With flawless animation and a proper lesson to be learned, it’s appeal is apparent to the audiences who view this film. However, interweaved within the story of a young 10 year old girl stuck in a supernatural world, lies evidence of Japanese traditions that Hayao Miyazaki wishes to make visible to the audience. This admirable film uses a fantasy plot and setting to cover-up the traditions hidden beneath the setting and actions of the film....   [tags: Spirited away,japanese film,western civilization]
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Japanese Prejudice in Fact and Fiction - Japanese Prejudice in Fact and Fiction The novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is about the way Japanese Americans were treated in the United States during the time of Pearl Harbor and afterwards. Guterson got his inspiration for a novel about a court trial full of prejudice from Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. His father was a lawyer, so Guterson was able to reenact a realistic trial that could have occurred during the late 1940s in the book (Sherwin 1). Kabuo Miyamoto, the man accused of murder in the book, is presumed guilty because he looks different....   [tags: Discrimination Japanese Japan Essays]
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Japanese-Americans Internment Camps During World War II - The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th 1919 by the Germans in order to obtain world peace. However, this agreement seemed to only provoke the nation. According to the clauses of the document, Germany would have to pay for all damages caused by the war and they even had to claim full responsibility for initiating the war, often referred to as the War Guilt Clause. The German population also felt resentment with the government for giving away so much land to the various countries that had won the war....   [tags: Japanese Internment Camps] 2293 words
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Discrimination and Stereotyping of Japanese-Americans - With the attacks on the United States by terrorists, many Americans have been experiencing feelings of fear, sadness and tremendous anger. Many of Middle-Eastern descent have been experiencing great prejudice and discrimination and are being stereotyped as terrorists. These types of feelings are very prevalent in American society today. Similarly, though not widely as discussed, Japanese-Americans have felt these feelings directed toward them for several generations. Going from the extreme of being herded to internment camps after the surprise attack of Pearl Harbor, to the more commonplace, being stereotyped in the entertainment industry and internet sites, prejudice, discrimination and s...   [tags: Racial Prejudice Japanese-Americans]
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Japanese Internment Camps: Unlawful Containment of U.S. Citizens - During WWII Germany was not the only country that was holding their citizens without justifiable cause. Pearl Harbor on O’ahu in Hawaii was attacked by Japanese warplanes on December 7th, 1941 causing a chain reaction that would destroy thousands more lives as the war developed within the United States. The unexpected attack led many Americans to fear that there would be another surprise attack. Leaders pressured President Roosevelt to do something about the Japanese who were living in the United States at the time....   [tags: pearl harbor, japanese-americans, security risk]
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Turning points in modern Japanese history - Turning Points in Modern Japanese History The late nineteenth century marked the changing of government, policy, and culture within Japan. In order to understand the nation-state as it is known today, it is important to note key events in the turning of the Meiji Nation in to what is now known as modern Japan. Due to primarily discourse between Japan and China, and later Japan and the United States, the modern nation's expansive empire was annihilated. Militarism and expansionism disappointed the empire as China thwarted the Japanese efforts, with the help of the United States....   [tags: Japan Japanese History] 1631 words
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Japanese-Americans and the Constitution - Japanese-Americans and the Constitution A Review of the Smithsonian's "A More Perfect Union" Website Brief Description and Museum's Purpose "A More Perfect Union: ..." is organized as a chronology of events centering around one basic theme: the confinement of Japanese-Americans to "concentration camps" during WWII. I believe the message being conveyed to the public is one of a major apology to these Japanese-Americans and their descendants for the great injustices forced upon them. In addition, the museum attempts to warn the overall public that since such a violation of the constitution has proven possible in the past, we cannot blindly rely on the fabric of our constitution to prevent...   [tags: Japanese-Americans concentration camps WWII] 1941 words
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Japanese Animation and Identity - Japanese Animation and Identity In Orientalism, Edward Said claims that, “as much as the West itself, the Orient is an idea that has a history and a tradition of thought, imagery, and vocabulary that have given it reality and presence in and for the West” (5). The complex network of political, economical, academic, cultural, or geographical realities of the Orient called “Orientalism” is a way of coming to terms with the Orient, or to be less geographically specific, the Other. Although Said defines Orientalism to be specifically Franco-British experience in the Arab world, his basic arguments can be applied to the process of Othering in a more general sense....   [tags: Orientalism Japanese Culture Technology Essays]
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Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia - Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Background                                                  Pg. 3 Thesis                                                       Pg. 3 Research questions                                             Pg. 3 Rationale                                                  Pg. 3 Methodology                                                  Pg. 4 Chapter 2: Literature Review                                   Pg. 5 Primary sources                                             Pg....   [tags: Pacific War Japanese History Essays]
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Japanese Literature: Forms of Waka, Tosa Nikki and Oku no Hosomichi - Literature, whether oral or written, reflects the society in which it is produced. The history of literature in Japan, in particular of poetry is quite extensive. If we begin with Manyoushuu, compiled in 770, until the present day, the history of waka is over one thousand two hundred years long. Such a vast collection of literature enables us to take a look Japanese history through its poetry and prose. The development of waka and the changes it underwent over time are not solely the reflection of an art form, but also of its authors....   [tags: Japan, waka, poetry, japanese poetry, kikou]
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Japanese Internment - Japanese Internment The 1940’s was a turning point for American citizens because World War II was taking place during this time. Not only was America at odds with other countries, but also within its self. America is a huge melting pot full of diverse cultures and people from all nations. People travel from all over the world to the United States of America. These people had one goal in mind, a life of freedom and equal opportunity; or so they thought. The Japanese first began to immigrate to America in the 1860's in Hawaii....   [tags: Internment Japanese Americans History Essays]
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Japanese Art - Japanese Art Japan’s Art, although sometimes over looked has evolved through many different periods. Its simplest forms in the Archaic period and last on its more complex period the Ego Period. Even though some skeptics believe that Japanese art can not compare to the art of the Greeks or Romans. Japanese Art yet simple is refreshing and has left Japan with wonderful shrines, paintings and traditions. The periods of Japanese art are the Archaic, Ask, Heian, Kamakura, Askikaga and the Ego periods....   [tags: Japan Artistic Arts Japanese Essays]
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A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution - A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution Introduction Located on the third floor of the National Museum of American History, "A More Perfect Union" documents the forced relocation of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II. The exhibit focuses on the violation of constitutional rights that occurred during this process. The purposes of this review are as follows: describe the scope, purpose, and message of the exhibit, analyze how that message is organized and communicated, evaluate the effectiveness of the exhibit, and interpret the exhibit as a cultural artifact....   [tags: Japanese Americans World War II] 2301 words
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The Japanese Attempt to Erase Korean Culture, History and Identity - Even though none of my relatives were killed or tortured by the Japanese, I am still afraid. I am afraid that my vicarious wounds still linger inside me, affecting everything I do. I know that they destroyed our cultural and spiritual circle that we maintained for five thousand years. They just had to leave a natural trace that actually became part of us. I don't know if I should hate them. It is ignorantly and unwittingly buried deeply in our unconsciousness. Natural hatred and attraction, like two inseparable sides of a coin, had confused me for so long....   [tags: Japanese History Korea Japan Essays]
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Photos of Japanese American Children in Internment Camps, 1942-1945 - Photos of Japanese American Children in Internment Camps, 1942-1945 Amid a growing anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which called for the evacuation of all persons of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Many individuals and families evacuated to assembly centers and eventually internment camps in ten inland locations across the country. Among the more than 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned, many of those were children, and most of these children were American citizens....   [tags: Photos Japanese American Children Essays]
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Second Sino-Japanese War - Ethical judgments limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. As our quality of life improves, we start to focus on our environment and other beings/organisms. During this process of focusing on other things, we encounter more and more ethical problems. This leads to the knowledge issue, to what extend does ethics limit a knowers’ acquisition of knowledge. Over time these ethical judgments lead to limited knowledge production, especially in the arts and natural sciences....   [tags: Mao, Rise to Power, Japanese History, War]
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Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: Examples of Changes and Innovations in Literature (Poetry and Prose) - Even without knowledge of the history in Medieval Japan, one can easily learn that Kamakura era was right in the transition period of the government and that of worldviews among people. The warrior class was gradually and surely coming to power, only by looking into the literature works of the era. Perhaps Emperor Gotoba was one of the aristocrats who were threatened with declination of their status and culture, which could have been his motives to command of the anthology: Shinkokinshū. This power rotation was vividly described in Heike monogatari....   [tags: Japanese Literature]
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Man’yōshū vs. Kokinshū Impact on Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Writings - Man'yōshū and Kokinshū are two of the most important anthologies in Japan. Both of them have had great impacts on traditional Japanese poems, as well as contemporary writings. Although both of Man'yōshū and Kokinshū are extant collections of Japanese poetry, they are very different in various aspects. Differences in their forms, techniques, contents, expressions and aesthetic principles are possibly due to the time of completion. By comparing the aforementioned aspects in Man'yōshū and Kokinshū, distinct characteristics of each of them will be ultimately explained and revealed....   [tags: compare, contrast, japanase poem]
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A Comparative Study of Japanese and English - This study will explore selected phonological, typological, orthographical, morphological and syntactical features of the ‘isolate’ language, Japanese, and analyse how far these features differ from English, itself an Indo-European language, with specific emphasis placed on how accessible Japanese speakers would find learning English as a second language, and vice-versa. The Japanese language is spoken by almost the whole of the East Asian nation of Japan, comprising of up to 128 million speakers....   [tags: language, dialects]
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A Glimpse into the Life of Japanese Women - It is no doubt that Winnifred Eaton; the author of “A Half Caste” is a genius when it comes to using literary masquerade in relation to her treatment of Japanese women and mixed race. She is Otono Watanna in disguise. Through her pen name, she was able to shed light on issues relating to the Japanese race, or more specifically, the Japanese Caucasian persons. Watanna has successfully raised the representation of the Japanese women as being submissive under the men authority, Western or Asiatic. Watanna portrayed this image through the interaction between the half-caste Japanese women and Western characters....   [tags: women studies] 1035 words
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The Role of Women in Japanese Society - The place of women in Japanese society is an interesting blend of illusions and myth. It is within this illusion though that there are two distinct Japanese societies that of the public and private. However, the Western image of Japanese women is of the subservient Japanese woman and this image is real; it is however, only an image. Women in their private family roles’ often are dominant towards the male members of the household. When judged by Western standards, the women of Japan are unusually seen as dedicated to their families....   [tags: Race, Culture, Japan] 4820 words
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Tracing the Notion of Japanese Myths - Tracing the notion of ‘Japanese myths’ As my thesis deals with the interpretations and commentaries on Japanese myths from Western scholars one would expect me to start with the beginnings of Mythological research in the 19th century Europe, but the more urgent topic in my opinion is the positioning of the Japanese myths at the time the first Japanologist came to the contact with them, a very complex subject reaching as far as the 8th century encompassing the story of a text, its construction, interpretation, reception as well as translation....   [tags: Interpretations, Commentaries]
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Gender Differences in the Japanese Language - In Japan, men and women speck differently. The Japanese language has gender difference that is still prevalent in modern Japan even though it has grown less and less clear in polite conversation. Women in modern Japan do speak m ore politely compare to men. The Japanese language feature elements that make women’s speech sound polite and feminine. Meanwhile, men’s speech sound less polite and masculine. The language difference between genders reinforces Japanese social norms and this examined in particular to the Japanese marriage relationships....   [tags: Language ] 1744 words
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Combating Japanese Espionage with MAGIC - Combating Japanese Espionage with MAGIC The use of espionage by the Japanese government against the United States was prevalent just before World War II and immediately following the United States entry into the war. In fact, the intelligence derived from Japanese espionage helped prepare the Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. However, unbeknownst to Japanese diplomats, the United States was decrypting their communications through a secret program called MAGIC. This program would eventually document the vast espionage activity conducted by the Japanese government....   [tags: government, world war II]
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Canadian Restitution of Japanese Canadians - Canada’s restitution of Japanese Canadians for their internment is not sufficient for the pain and suffering experience The Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedom today are well known internationally for encouraging multiculturalism, protecting individual rights and being inclusive of immigrants and refugees from other countries. Unfortunately, Canadian policies were very different several decades ago as they had a surprising history of discrimination and racism, especially towards Japanese Canadians....   [tags: human rights, history, WWII]
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The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor - On December 7, 1941 -- the day that will always be commemorated as “the date which will live in infamy” by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- the Japanese unexpectedly attacked the United States’ naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This crippling attack caused many American casualties, and American citizens quickly became filled with fury and abhorrence; the detestation that swallowed the hearts of the American citizens was shown through President Roosevelt’s expeditious appeal to Congress to declare war against Japan....   [tags: Pearl Harbor Attack]
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Psychological Overview of the Japanese Culture - Since my cultural experience was on the Japanese culture, I decided I would continue on with that interest and write my paper about the Japanese culture therefor giving me a chance to do more research about the culture. The Japanese culture is really rich and diverse, there is a particular hierarchy or structure to the Japanese culture, Denison (2002) stated that “Japanese culture is structured around black and white norms for acceptable group behavior. People who do not function by there norms are viewed as outsiders who lack legitimate status....   [tags: gender roles, behavioral skills]
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Was the Japanese Internment Eithical? - “On February 19th, 1942 President Roosevelt signed into effect Executive Order 9066: an authorization for military authorities to exclude any and all persons from designated areas of the country as necessary for national defense (Jones, Par. 11).” This was the first strike in a round of racial exclusion that violated the Japanese's rights, abolished their faith in the American government, and interned them in a camp for up to four years. The Japanese internment camps were unethical and completely barbaric because they violated the Japanese's rights as individuals and as citizens of the United States, it was a violation of the justice system as well, they had no evidence to prove any of the J...   [tags: US History] 1361 words
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Japanese Internment Camps in America - Most Americans know the story of Anne Frank. Most of the atrocities I’ve learned of in various history classes concerning World War II sprang from her diary accounts. Just when I thought I knew all about the "enemy" (Nazis) and the heinous crimes that they inflicted on human beings, other sides of the story were brought to my attention. I came about a book called Farewell to Manzanar which introduced a similar treatment of human beings in our very own country. I discovered that an internment policy was placed on the Japanese that was extremely questionable....   [tags: american history] 2243 words
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Japanese Internment Camps in America - Article two of the constitution states that everyone is entitled to all rights and, “freedoms… without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin…birth of status.” Because of the many articles similar to this in the constitution, the United States has a reputation for being a nation of democracy, justice and freedom, which is why it is one of the most sought out nations to live in. Therefore, The United States has been flooded and with a spectrum of races from literally all over the world....   [tags: Racial Issues]
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Sexism in the Japanese Language - In contemporary Japanese, we have distinct difference in how each gender talk. This is constructed in the system of Japanese. Yet, people do not recognize the social differences among gender. This trait must have a historical reasoning behind systematic society. This research tries to study the gender difference in the contemporary Japanese, as well as the history of how the sexist language developed in the society. I chose this topic because I was simply curious in how Japanese people talked. This research gave me an opportunity to examine how different I talk compared to male Japanese speakers....   [tags: gender roles, classism]
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Was Japanese Internment Neessary? - World War II was a global event like none other. It left the world devastated, with over sixty million people dead. (World War II Casualties, par.1) Due to the events taking place in Europe, many people failed to see the things that were occurring right here in Canada. These events changed the lives of many people, with one of the affected groups being the Japanese Canadians. After the United States had declared war on Japan, Canada had automatically joined as well. Once war was declared on Japan, racism and fear suddenly took over....   [tags: World War II, Europe, Canada]
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History of Japanese Art - Throughout many centuries, art has portrayed an exceedingly dominant role in Japanese culture. These forms of artwork varied from everything from pottery to clay figurines. Overall, the majority of Japanese art was and still is considered to be of high importance in Japanese history. However, the most intriguing and unique form of art was the Isho-ningyo and Iki-ningyo dolls, otherwise known as the "fashion doll" and the “living doll”. Both the Isho-ningyo and the Iki-ningyo were merely two of the plentiful assortment of dolls created by the famous Japanese artisan, Goyo Hirata, as items of “luxurious indulgence.” The Kintaro doll of Isho-ningyo type or Iko-ningyo type illustrates t...   [tags: Art History, Japan]
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Benefits of Japanese Culture - Heighten Your Health with the Benefits of Green Tea Originally planted and grown solely in Asia, Camellia sinensis is now grown almost everywhere because of its popularity. This plant is used for producing oolong, white, black, and green tea. Its leaves and leaf buds are fermented to achieve various oxidation levels that result to different types of teas. Lesser fermentation keeps the high levels of antioxidants present in the drink. These antioxidants are the molecules that can safely counter the effects of free radicals in the body....   [tags: Culture ] 1616 words
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Japanese Food and Celebrations - What comes to mind when thinking of traditions. Well, tradition is a repeated action in a community or group of people which had been passed down from generations. Even in a modern country like Japan, tradition is part of their life just like in every country. Whether it’s celebrating or eating food, there’s always something people do as a tradition. The foods and celebrations in Japan are important because they are part of their tradition, which is essential to Japanese everywhere. The best example of a Japanese celebration is Golden Week....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Golden Week] 1166 words
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Japanese and Chinese Culture - Japanese and Chinese both share great and subtle differences, from their diverse uses of food and religion, to their similarities in writing. After reading them, you should have a small understanding about the differences of Japanese and Chinese culture. So here are just a few of the things that make them so interesting One of the most interesting differences between Japan and China would be their cuisine. So what is the difference between Japanese and Chinese Cuisine. This is a question that is hard to answer, mainly because China is a very large country, making its cuisines differ from area to area....   [tags: Compare and Contrast] 1077 words
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Japanese and Chinese Culture - One of the most interesting differences between Japan and China would be their cuisine. So what is the difference between Japanese and Chinese Cuisine. This is a question that is hard to answer, mainly because China is a very large country, making its cuisines differ from area to area. China mainly cooks their food over a high flame with oil and often times, spicy ingredients. The main source of meat in China is Pork. Due to its large amounts of land, the fish eaten in china is also more often freshwater fish than saltwater fish or example, Yu Sheng, a Chinese fish salad, which is often enjoyed during the Lunar New Year....   [tags: Compare and Contrast] 961 words
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