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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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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 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 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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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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Influence of the Samurai on Modern Japanese Society - ... This led to the Heiji Rebellion in 1160 which was fought between two samurai clans, the Minamoto and Taira. With the victory of the Taira clan, the first samurai-led government (Shogunate) was formed. This type of government was controlled by the samurai clans, and the Emperor of Japan was only used as a figurehead to the government. With the new dominance of the samurai, it faced many problems relating to any government. Rebellion and civil unrest were not uncommon, and throughout the superiority of the Samurai, there were many different periods of rule, each facing their own dilemmas....   [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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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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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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Changes and Innovations in Japanese Literature in the Medieval Era - ... The noun no noun sequence is also interesting because it makes use of grammatical structure uncommon and awkward to everyday English language. (I rarely ever hear someone say the something-of-something-else-of-some-other-thing.) When reading the poem, the audience will never quite know what was intended due to the possibility of different sections of the phrase modifying the other parts of the phrase. Perhaps this is a type of literary yuugen. Out of all three of the new poetic devices, the least understandable to me is the taigendome, probably because I tended not to notice that ending a poem on a noun was not typical for the earlier periods....   [tags: Japanese Literature] 952 words
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Japanese Poetry: The Roles of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - ... Ah, it is too hard. Today when our heart-to-heart told me that the god blessed our meeting, I perceived that another sports those leaves. (p. 170) Yours, so I would say, was a very naughty wish to sport heart-to-heart, when this meeting place today gathers men from countless clan. (p. 171) How I rue the day I wished to sport heart-to-heart, those perfidious leaves that with no more than a name stir such foolish pangs of hope. (p. 171)  Suma might have been the byword for Genji’s lonesome heart: How, then, fared the nun in her seafolk’s hut of rushes at Matsushima, these days when brine is dripping from the man of Suma shore....   [tags: japanese studies, 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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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Turning Japanese? - ... In an example, I’ll use one of the overall top rated American cars, 2010 Ford Focus against one of Japan's top cars in the same class, 2010 Honda Insight. In a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test, the cars were tested in the area of: frontal driver, frontal passenger, side driver, side rear passenger and rollovers. The Ford Focus received an 84% while the Honda Insight received 92%. And while neither car made the tops five of a recent best of list, for overall safety in the small car category, no domestic cars made the list....   [tags: Automobiles]
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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 Culture - ... There are about 130 million Japanese living on land equivalent to the size of California. The mountainous regions of Japan cause the majority of the population to reside within the limited plains and lowlands of the country. Most of the population flocks to these areas to find employment in these areas. Japanese have on average have the longest life expectancy on Earth and will require a strong and productive work force economically to support its aging population. The Japanese labor model has suffered stagnant economic growth since the late 1990s due to less regulation and privatization of a wage system....   [tags: Culture]
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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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