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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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Japanese Earthquake Aftermath - ... Japan’s tourist industry was negatively impacted because tourists were frightened they would be subject to radiation contamination through the air, water, or food. Recovery: Fear and Opportunity Like many intelligent business men will say, or keep secret, whenever there is fear from a disaster, there is also opportunity. The Japanese economy will have to deal with speculations of fear, similar to speculations of fear on the oil industry. However, speculators manipulate the mass media to create panic....   [tags: Japanese Earthquake]
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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 - ... As far as practices go, there are two main groups that they can be divided into: Those that bless, and those for purification. An example of blessing rituals would be ceremonies held before planting the year's rice (Return of the Gods). This type of practice is also seen on a daily level in the myriad of prayers made by the Japanese people before whichever shrine they happen to visit. Though the daily prayers are often individual, the rest of the ceremonies are much more collective, implying a strong promotion of collectivism over individualism....   [tags: Japanese History ]
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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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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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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 use Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa Nikki (Tosa Diary) in the discussion here....   [tags: japanese studies, japanese history]
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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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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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Man’yōshū and Kokinshū Hallmark of The Japanese Poetic Form - ... Unlike the Man'yōshū, the Kokinshū has a preface, written by the compiler and poet, Ki no Tsurayuki, who made the collection in the early tenth century imperial order, though the two were the only extant in-Japanese compilations up to that time. The title, which translates as “Collection of Ancient and Modern Poems,” reveals the relationship between this collection of poems and the Man'yōshū, as the compilation was meant to act as a new declaration of Japanese poetic prowess. The Kokinshū lacks the simple, straightforward declarative tone of its predecessor, with more subtle, delicate verse; the collection also shows the beginning of Buddhist influence (Rexroth xvii)....   [tags: anthology, japan, japanese history]
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The interactional nature of suspended clause constructions in Japanese - ... From the Construction Grammarians’ point of view, Ohori (1995:216) argued that “suspended clauses have their own discourse functions that are not manifest in non-suspended version […]. Notice that the pragmatic effects of suspended clauses […] are only partially reducible to the properties of clause-linking devices themselves.” In the diagram below is shown a relationship among the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic features of the SCC. 2 Problems Ohori’s formulation nicely describes the distinct features of SCCs compared to the “non-suspended” subordinate clauses, i.e., suspended clauses which occur with their main clauses....   [tags: Linguistics, Spoken Japanese] 1185 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 stereotyping have been apart of the lives of many Japanese Americans....   [tags: Racial Prejudice Japanese-Americans]
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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 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 such injustices from occurring again....   [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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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 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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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 - 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....   [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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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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Japanese History - ... These occupations were relied upon to provide enough oil to not only meet the shortages but provide excess for reserves (24). These reserves were to be used in wartime to provide self defence for the nation. Essentially, Japan’s existence had become dependent on occupying and taking goods from foreign land. The issue with Japanese territorial gains however, was that some of items from occupied land “would seriously affect the US if their supply is cut off” (23). Not only that, the “continued presence of the US fleet in the Pacific [stood in the way] of Japanese advancement” (171) further into these territories....   [tags: Economy, War, Natural Resources] 1466 words
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Japanese Katana - ... when the Shinto period began proceeded by the Shishinto period, the era of post-war swords. After the Shishinto period, the modern era of swords called the Gendaito period and the Shinsakuto period began in 1868 A.D. (“Sword History: History Japanese Swords” n.p.). There is no record of when swords were first introduced to Japan. However, it is believed that the Chinese were the first to being these weapons to the country. It was only during the Heian period when these ideas were innovated and thus new methods of sword forging were born (Yumoto 23-24)....   [tags: Art, Sword, Samurai] 1191 words
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Japanese Media - ... They also create stick on advertisements that are put on the seats of the cars. The Japanese subway system has given advertisers the ability to “wrap” entire subway trains in advertising. This form of advertizing is also called “train jacking” (Japan Marketing News, 2008). This popular trend has spread across the world and recently been used by advertisers in New York on the subways systems of the Metropolitan Transit Systems. Train jacking simply means and advertiser uses and entire subway train, inside and out, to advertiser their product or company....   [tags: Media]
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Turning Japanese? - Turning Japanese. In this day and age where money is hard to come by and we want to get the most for our dollar, it's getting increasingly harder to stay loyal to brands, or our country for that matter. Take cars, consumer should consider purchasing Japanese built cars over cars built domestically because they are safer, less expensive and have better fuel consumption. I've never been one to fall into the whole American vs. Foreign car debate, I’ve just driven whatever I happen to like, if it suited my needs....   [tags: Automobiles]
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Japanese Military - ... Eclectic theorists maintain, for example, that there is nothing “‘natural’ (about) the displacement of a 1960s’ style liberal pacifism by a 1930s’ style militant nationalism” (Katzenstein 2001:157). What Japan did a century ago was characteristic of the political atmosphere at that time. They were afraid of being colonized by foreign countries, so they decided to be the colonizer (Kang 2003:17). At this point, there is no reason or advantage to Japan to colonize or preemptively attack another country....   [tags: International Government ]
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Japanese Culture - ... Yet even after he kills her, he keeps her picture, and covers it with the curtain. This is his way of putting her in her place, a prison of sorts, in which he chooses when and to whom she will ever smile again. Then he says to the servant of the Count of Tyrol “the curtain I have drawn for you” and he shows the picture to him. From Alfonso’s words, we can tell that he is satisfied with this action because he has the authority to show her to someone, or not to (Line 10) (Browning 714). By showing off he proves his constant need to be in control of his own....   [tags: Social Norm] 1227 words
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Man’yōshū vs. Kokinshū Impact on Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Writings - ... “The person most extensively involved in its compilation was the poet Ōtomo no Yakamochi” (Japan Knowledge). He was involved in the completion of the last 4 out of 20 books , hence, he is considered to be one of the most important poets in Man'yōshū, as well as in the Japanese history. One of the most surprising facts is that there was actually female compiler in the Nara period. Princess Nukata is the most outstanding woman poet of that time. Other famous Man'yōshū compilers are Yamanoue no Okura, Kakinomoto no Kitomaro and Yamabe no Akito....   [tags: compare, contrast, japanase poem]
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Japanese Internment - The Japanese Internment Throughout history, Canada has relatively been a supporter of multiculturalism. In the past Canada has had very few racial conflict, although there has been one incident which has had quite a controversial effect about human rights violations and discrimination. This thorn in Canada's side is the Japanese Internment which took place during the second world war. The Japanese Internment took place between the years of 1941 and 1949. At the time most of the Japanese population was concentrated in British Columbia, on the West Coast of Canada....   [tags: essays research papers] 1165 words
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Japanese Americans - JapaneseAmericans In the early 1940’s, there was evidence of Japanese-American loyalty and innocence, but the information was not always well known. This, coupled with the factors of war hysteria led to the legal upholding of concentration camps in Korematsu v. U.S. (1944). The injustice was clouded, most immediately by the war, and indirectly by racism at home. The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor left a permanent indent on the way Americans viewed the Japanese. Indeed, it was this one act which thrust the isolationist U.S....   [tags: essays papers] 521 words
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Japanese Canadians - Japanese Internment of WW2 “They spoke of the Japanese Canadians,'; Escott Reid, a special assistant at External Affairs, would recall, “in the way that the Nazi’s would have spoken about Jewish Germans.'; Just like in that statement, I intend to expose you to the ways that the Japanese were wronged by Canadians throughout the Second World War. As well, I intend to prove what I have stated in my thesis statement: After the bombing of Pearl Harbour, the Japanese in Canada were wronged by being torn from their homes to be put into internment camps to serve Canadians through hard labour....   [tags: essays research papers] 1071 words
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Japanese Internment - Japanese Internment The Virtual Museum Of The City Of San Francisco has established a great source for those interested in studying the internment of Japanese during World War II. This topic is reflected very accurately and fairly in the archives of the museum because the archives consist of primary documents. Their archives of original newspaper articles are the basis of this research document. The content listed on the museum’s web site is very relevant to the topic of Japanese internment because it provides a wealth of primary documents including opinions of ordinary people writing to their newspaper to express a wide variety of viewpoints on the subject of Japanese internment during the Second World War....   [tags: Japan War History Essays]
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The Japanese Internment - The Japanese Internment During World War II, Canada was at war with Germany and Italy. Canada was fighting to protect the lifestyle that its citizens had become accustomed to. The soldiers in WW II gave their lives for the good of their great nation. Canada was also facing a major threat in the Pacific. The threat was the powerful nation of Japan. To that point in time Japan was the strongest military force that the world had ever seen. The Japanese government was strongly influenced by military leaders who were in favor of an expansion of Japanese power in the Pacific through military means....   [tags: history] 1496 words
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Japanese Internment - Japanese Internment The Japanese Internment took place between the years of 1941 and 1949. At the time most of the Japanese population was concentrated in the United States on the West Coast of Canada. The Japanese first immigrated to U.S. to work on the railroad in 1900. By 1921 the Japanese population numbered nearly 16,000 people and had possessed nearly half of the fishing licenses in the United States and British Columbia. In 1941, 23,000 Japanese were living throughout the U.S. and Canada....   [tags: Papers] 559 words
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The Japanese Bureaucracy - The Japanese Bureaucracy Japanese bureaucracy has a large power towards Japanese politics. In 1955, Liberal Democratic Party is established and controlled Japanese politics as the government ruling party until 1994. This year is when Social Democratic Party of Japan took a position as the government ruling party. Still the constitution of bureaucratic politics in Japan was not changed even though a different type of political party was leading the government. However, Liberal Democratic Party began to take a government ruling position again since 1996 when Hashimoto became a Prime Minister of Japan until the resignation during this summer due to incapable deal with Asian economic crisis....   [tags: Japan Politics Government Essays Papers] 1183 words
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Japanese Traditions - Japanese Traditions Most Japanese traditions involve every aspect of Japanese life. These traditions have also evolved over a period of thousands of years. One common tradition that may seem very visible to outsiders is the traditional Japanese dress of the kimono. A kimono is a woven cotton undergarment. This dress was the basic dress for the Japanese until more recently where it is customary to wear the kimono just for important celebrations. These celebrations make up the many traditions within Japanese culture that aren’t as visible as the kimono....   [tags: Japan Culture Cultural Art Essays]
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Japanese culture - Japanese culture 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....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Japanese in Control - Japanese in Control Americans who buy Japanese goods, or even US companies that actively source Japanese parts for their products unknowingly help Japanese reach the goal of their economic war. America often complains that Japan must change its ways to become more like us. However, this is not true, as America is not number one anymore. Today, the tables are turned. America, which used to be the world's largest creditor nation, is now the world's largest debtor nation. Currently, Japan is the world's largest creditor nation and we are one of their biggest borrowers (Burnstein 77)....   [tags: Papers] 2290 words
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Japanese in America - 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 thought of Japanese imports, they thought of cars, TV’s, walkmans, and other electronics....   [tags: essays research papers] 542 words
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Japanese Prejudice - Japanese Prejudice David Guterson depicts real-life prejudice during World War II in his fictional novel Snow Falling on Cedars. During World War II, prejudice towards the Japanese was strong. Japan had attacked America, and because they had attacked us that meant that every Japanese person was responsible in some way. Similarly, in the novel, Kabuo Miyamoto was blamed for committing the murder of Carl Heine because of his race rather than facts. The white people were eager and willing to point their fingers at the Japanese because it was easy for them to do so during this time period....   [tags: War II Japan Discrimination essays]
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Japanese Internment - After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States was filled with panic. Along the Pacific coast of the U.S., where residents feared more Japanese attacks on their cities, homes, and businesses, this feeling was especially great. During the time preceding World War II, there were approximately 112,000 persons of Japanese descent living in California, Arizona, and coastal Oregon and Washington. These immigrants traveled to American hoping to be free, acquire jobs, and for some a chance to start a new life....   [tags: essays research papers] 700 words
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Japanese Internment - Japanese Internment In 1942, 120,000 Japanese-Americans were "relocated" to areas far from their homes, out of the fear the United States Government held inside their hearts. Japan had just bombed Pearl Harbor. Many of the U.S. seaport areas on the West coast were inhabited by Japanese-Americans. General DeWitt provided a "security plan" for both United States citizens (Caucasian) and the Japanese-Americans...or so it was stated. However, when seeking the fine details of this incident, will we ever know the absolute truth....   [tags: Papers] 1641 words
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Japanese Television - Japanese Television At first glance, Japanese television seems something of a paradox. If not direct conflict to, it seems to reflect little of the dignified nature of Japanese culture and society, yet it is vital to contemporary Japanese life. The average household in Japan watches between seven and a half to eight hours of television per day, and has more than one set[1]. Japanese viewers have been captured by a medium that has been designed to hold their attention through culture, ideology and a quasi-intimate interaction between the TV presenters and their audience....   [tags: Papers] 1540 words
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Japanese Internment - Japanese Internment December 7th, 1941 was a day in history that would be remembered by all. The day that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor will stay in our minds for as long as we live. After the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor the Americans had learned that there was a spy that enabled the Japanese to get such precise targeting on Pearl Harbor and destroy many of the ships. After the report of a spy being in Hawaii the United States decided that they would not take any chances and had made a suggestion of eliminating all of the Japanese Americans in the United States....   [tags: Papers] 589 words
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japanese occupation - The American occupation of Japan Fifty years after the end of the second World War, it is easy to look back on the American occupation of Japan and see it as a mild nudge to the left rather than a new beginning for the country. We still see an emperor, even if only as a symbol. Industry, when it was rebuilt, was under much of the same leadership as before the war. Many elements of the traditional lifestyle remained–with less government support and in competition with new variants. The Japanese people remained connected to a culture which was half western and half Japanese....   [tags: essays research papers] 620 words
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Japanese Internment - Japanese Internment The decision to imprison Japanese Americans was a popular one in 1942. It was supported not only by the government, but it was also called for by the press and the people. In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, Japan was the enemy. Many Americans believed that people of Japanese Ancestry were potential spies and saboteurs, intent on helping their mother country to win World War II. “The Japanese race is an enemy race,” General John DeWitt, head of the Western Defense Command wrote in February 1942....   [tags: American History Japan Pearl Harbor Essays]
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Japanese Economy - Japanese Economy The Japanese economy is the second largest in the world, behind only the American economy. As such, its decade long downward slide has many lessons the American economy can learn from. The difference between the economies is one of degree, not type. Our own economy has been faltering of late, bringing fear of recession. The Japanese have been on that road for over ten years, and of late have been making aggressive moves towards a restructuring. This paper will look at the types of reforms planned in the Japanese economy, and more importantly if these reforms will be enough to pull a modern economy from the doldrums....   [tags: essays papers]
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Japanese Gardens - Japanese Gardens The role of gardens play a much more important role in Japan than here in the United States. This is due primarily to the fact the Japanese garden embodies native values, cultural beliefs and religious principles. Perhaps this is why there is no one prototype for the Japanese garden, just as there is no one native philosophy or aesthetic. In this way, similar to other forms of Japanese art, landscape design is constantly evolving due to exposure to outside influences, mainly Chinese, that effect not only changing aesthetic tastes but also the values of patrons....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Japanese Literature - Japanese Literature Japan has provided the world with some of the greatest novelists, poets and essayists ever known. Starting with the writings of the Nara period during the mid-eighth century and continuing until today, great writers have blossomed from the islands of this small eastern nation. Although influenced heavily by China, where the Japanese are believed to have migrated from approximately 3000 years ago, Japanese writers have come to develop a truly unique style (Albert 504). Otomo Yakamochi is credited with compiling the finest collection of poems ever in Japan....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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Japanese Education - Haven’t you ever wondered why Japanese students continually score higher in academics than the rest of the entire world. Education and schooling in Japan varies greatly than the schooling in America. Japanese students have a greater advantage over their American counterparts in such a way that they are gaining more of an education than the Americans. The Japanese students have to study diligently and work hard to gain a hope of getting a continued education. Japanese children have a greater opportunity to seize hold of their education than the American children....   [tags: essays research papers] 2404 words
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The Japanese Economy - The Japanese Economy The prewar economy of Japan was a Socialist economy and the country was ruled by an emperor up to WW2 and after WW2 it started to lean towards a mixed market economy until what it is today although its government is Socialist it is leaning towards a mixed market economy. The Japanese economy is a mixed economy that leans towards market, it is like this because almost all business are run by private corporations or people and that is the market in the economy. And the reason that they are thriving and are so competitive is because of the trade tariffs and quotas that the government has in place....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Japanese Identity - Japanese Identity Throughout its history, Japan has striven to define its national identity not by its own means, but by those predefined by foreign, and most recently, Western powers. Despite legends of the island archipelago being created by the sun goddess Amaterasu, Japan seems to have consistently maintained a indecisive self-image with respect to its neighbors. In the past, China had represented the pinnacle of culture and technology and had tremendously influenced other surrounding countries in Asia and in the world....   [tags: Japan Culture History Essays] 3661 words
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Japanese Yen - Japanese Yen The Japanese Yen When Richard Nixon suspended the convertibility of US dollars to gold in 1972, the fixed rate between the dollar and the yen was exchanged for a floating rate. The international value of the yen rose sharply and is today one of the most attractive currencies on the market as it directs the world's second largest economy. The yen is controlled by a central bank known as the Bank of Japan or BOJ. This central bank is under the supervision of the Minister of Finance....   [tags: Essays Papers] 855 words
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Japanese literature - Vernon McCalla Japanese Literature Question #2 2. Individualism has been seen as a characteristic feature of the modern world. How do we see the issue of individualism being dealt with in the works we have read. Discuss examples of individualism in both modern and pre-modern texts. In the works we have read, the characteristic of individualism has played a strong role in the lives and decisions of three characters in particular. The characters Basho, Chockichi, and Okada all display similar acts of individualism in their own stories as they depart not only from their homes but also the traditions that have helped shape their lives for many years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1040 words
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Japanese Baseball - Japanese Baseball Japanese Baseball has existed in Japan since 1873. It first appeared amid the social, cultural and technological spasms Japan endured on the heels of the Meiji restoration. The game began as a club sport; Japan's first team was the Shinbashi Athletic Club Athletics (composed mostly of people associated with Japan's first railroad which ran from Shinbashi, in Tokyo, to Yokohama). For a relatively good treatment of Japan's early baseball history see Robert Whiting's "You've Gotta Have Wa," The sport became popular with schoolboys and eventually won recognition from the government....   [tags: Papers] 1259 words
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Japanese colonialism - It is interesting to find that only some political economists emphasize the fact that Japanese colonialism in Korea played a large part in the development of a high-growth economy. In both readings we get to see that Japanese colonialism greatly differed from European colonialism. In one way, this is because European colonialism rarely introduced heavy industry into the economy, or even pushed the economy with such a heavy hand. As well, Japan left Korea with a relatively high level of industrialization, not something we commonly see with European colonialism....   [tags: essays research papers] 654 words
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Japanese Education - Japanese Education Japan is a country that takes education very seriously. This may be understood by the remarkable achievement that has been made. Japan=s education system played a major role in enabling the country to meet the challenges presented by the need to quickly understand Western ideas, science, and technology in the Meiji Period. It was also a key factor in Japan=s recovery and fast growth in the years that followed World War II. We can=t assume that education is the only thing that shaped the country, but can we say that it was a major influence in prosperity and welfare....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Japanese Mythology - According to Japanese mythology, the world begins with the birth of seven deities. These seven deities arise and then pass away in what the Japanese call the, “plain of high heaven.” After this, five more couples were born, the last named, Izanagi and Izanami, who were ordered by their peers to consolidate the earth, which at this point was a chaos of muddy water. Izanagi and Izanami stood on the bridge of high heaven, thought to be the rainbow, and dipped their jeweled spear in the murky water below....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Japanese Kimono - The Japanese Kimono The kimono has had a long history in Japanese culture and has adapted throughout the many periods according to the state of their society at the time. The word kimono simply translates to 'a thing worn' and is generally a long straight-lined gown with liberal sleeves which often double as pockets. Often more informal kimono will sport shorter sleeves and although the majority are made for summer conditions, come wintertime and they will be thickly padded....   [tags: Papers] 864 words
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Japanese American Incarceration - ... However, their children, the second generation, or Nisei, were U.S. citizens by birth. Because of these racially based laws and because Issei were later granted citizenship, it seems more appropriate to refer to these immigrants as Japanese Americans than true Japanese nationals. When examining Japanese American Incarceration, it is valuable to examine the history of Japanese immigration to the United States. In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry forced the Japanese to open their ports to the United States under threat of bombardment....   [tags: American History] 1893 words
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Japanese Garden Features - In earlier age, the specific features of Japanese garden have large and different influence during the historical periods. Most of people think that typical Japanese garden did not existed, as all the gardens differ largely from each other. You can say that a particular style of Japanese garden did not exist because the gardens were different from each other. Japanese gardens were open to every one and seldom. The Japanese gardens were build to meet the private needs and sometimes around the temples for a suitable environment for worship....   [tags: Gardening] 523 words
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Japanese Work Ethic - ... Although I disagree with Butler, she does provide good arguments. For instance, in paragraph two she articulates: “Watching people like this, with almost no time for themselves, makes an American like me wonder why more of them don’t throw themselves under subway trains.” Butler, in fact, is not the only one with an opinion on this subject. In February of 1992, an article by Brull in the New York Times stated: “American workers “can't read” and "don't want to work," the speaker of the Japanese house, Yoshio Sakurauchi, charged last month....   [tags: Sociology]
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Japanese Internment During WWII - ... The Japanese Internment was unnecessary. The act was based on containing and cutting off espionage and sabotage, but there were very few Japanese Americans that were even convicted of either of these. Although many government and military officials such as the Director of the F.B.I. and J. Edgar Hoover who announced that the Japanese Americans were not a threat to security, but due to fear, racism, and falsified reports of espionage (where the negative evidence was withheld to insure a guilty verdict), the internment camps were still implemented and supported (Le)....   [tags: World War II]
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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 Japanese were plotting against the United States, and finally, the internment played upon the racial prejudices aimed at the Japanese that were already ingrained in American society....   [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 Spirit, Western Thing - Japanese Spirit, Western Thing After reading the article, Japanese Spirit, Western Thing, I searched online for further research and discovered the website to the United States Navy. Within this website I found a history link. It was more detailed than the article in regards to the events between Commodore Perry and the Japanese. It provided an engaging account of Perry’s voyage. I did not think too much about how much time had passed between when Perry arrived in Japan’s borders and when they actually signed a treaty....   [tags: Culture]
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A Glimpse into the Life of Japanese Women - ... One of the most challenging difficulties that Okikusan encounters, aside from seeing her single mother suffers, is the discrimination from her fellow Japanese. When she revealed her European features to convince Hilton, it was evident that her hair was a color of brown and the whiteness can be shown through the purity of her skin. And she was an outcast for this abnormal physical appearance. Through Okikusan’s interaction with Hilton, a foreigner who is visiting Japan, one can assume that the affiliation between the two characters is merely a master-servant relationship....   [tags: women studies] 1035 words
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Japan and Japanese Culture - Japan is a large island off to the east of China it is a great country that has a rich culture. The Japanese religion is based off of two main beliefs, the belief in Shinto and Buddhism many Japanese people believe consider themselves both. The Japanese people were known to be around as early as 4,500 B.C. They have constructed their government style to a constitutional monarchy where they do in fact have an emperor, but he has limited power within the country. The main power of the country is held by the Prime Minister of Japan....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1178 words
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Japanese Internment Camps in America - ... Clearly the government did not care for the Japanese’s rights, or doing things the correct way. As one can see, U.S. government officials really felt that it was necessary for the America’s security to send all Japanese, whether they had been in America for years and caused no trouble or were citizen by blood, to send them to internment camps. According to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, “ …[the government] were motivated largely by racial prejudice, wartime hysteria, and a failure of political leadership”(pbs.org)....   [tags: Racial Issues]
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Washington Japanese Internment Camps - ... The Japanese-Americans were limited to only what they could carry when they were removed from their homes most either had to sell off everything or leave it with friends or churches. In the state of Washington 12,892 people of Japanese ancestry were taken into custody. They were first sent to an assembly center located on the fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington. There were seven thousand Japanese-Americans living in what the evacuees named Camp Harmony by the end of May 1942. They were from Tacoma, Seattle and many other surrounding communities as well as a small group from Alaska....   [tags: U.S. History]
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American vs. Japanese Automobiles - Getting a car is an intricate process as there are so many factors to consider. Factors that can be daunting if proper research of the vehicle are not done. Everyone wants to make the most of what they pay for and wants to make sure that his or her car is of the best quality. There are a quite few makes of cars available with quality guaranteed but two of the major would be the American and Japanese made cars. Both are excellent car builders and provide good fuel efficiency vehicles that are cost efficient....   [tags: Automobiles] 592 words
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Japanese Motives for WWII - ... “ Manchuria became so important that many economic and military planners linked its preservation to the survival of Japan itself. “ (Gordon p.141) In the following years, Japan attempted to expand throughout China but met Chinese resistance. “Japan held the belief that China was a disunited collection of provinces that could be manipulated one against the other, and ultimately conquered piecemeal.” (Gordon p. 138) Thrusting Japan and China into a never-ending war. Japanese invasion into China caused the League of Nations and the United States to question Japan’s intentions....   [tags: History, Pearl Harbor ] 1099 words
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Famous Japanese Gardens - Japanese garden has a very appealing aesthetic importance due to continuous change in various seasons. These gardens always maintain the stillness of air and peace, even though they are changing externally in every season. Following are some of the famous Japanese gardens all over world: • Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto: It is a famous Zen garden style and one of the most popular dry-landscape designs. It is believed to be the unique masterpiece in the culture of Japanese gardens. This garden is comprised of low walls, rock seats arranged on white gravel bed....   [tags: Gardening] 508 words
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History of Japanese Art - ... The Heian Period was essentially considered the next step in the evolution of Japanese doll art. This occurred during the time of 794 to 1,185 BC, or more specifically described as the early eleventh century. The first appearance of Japanese doll art began around what was considered the “peak” of the Heian period, in which several types of dolls had already been defined strictly because of the novel The Tale of Genji. Specific dolls that were made were the Okiagari-koboshi, which were the “roly-poly” described toys made from papier-mâché....   [tags: Art History, Japan]
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Weakness of Japanese Education - The Japanese school system, following WWII, is based upon the push of General Douglas MacArthur to ‘democratize and demilitarize’ the nation. The new policy pushed for the eradication of the old system, especially in relation to the function of science and technology. Later, the focus was less on university building and more on setting up and maintaining the new education system. Thus, the creation of new knowledge was put on hold. In addition, money left the universities and more money was being used for those areas that were already in existence....   [tags: Japan]
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American Japanese Internment - ... There were many internment camps placed mainly on Native American land, and located throughout the mid-west. Even Colorado had a camp named Granada War Relocation Center. There were some guidelines for these War Relocation Centers. They needed to be able to house 5,000 people, ability to provide work and adequate transportation, power facilities, sufficient area of quality soil, water, and climate. The federal government spent millions on these camps, which put a dent in the effort to fund the war over seas....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Japanese Garden Elements - Japanese garden elements are the main parts for its decoration and beauty. Every style of art has their elements of own. A garden of Japan has numerous elements like water, rocks, islands, bridges, ponds, teahouse, lanterns, borrowed scenery and plants. The combination of these elements makes the garden alive. Following are the important elements of Japanese gardens: • Waterfall, bridges and ponds: The pond is also known as ike, is one of the basic elements of Japanese garden. It is the representation of river, sea or lake, as it is a water body....   [tags: Gardening] 559 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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Japanese Internment Camps - World War II was a time of deliberate hate among groups of innocent people who were used as scapegoats. While the first thought that comes to mind is the Jewish people kept in Concentration Camps throughout the Holocaust, this is not it. 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....   [tags: U.S. History] 927 words
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