One dominate difference in education in Japan and the U.S. is the value and emphasis of education in these two cultures. Although it is evidently clear that both Japan and American cultures place importance on education, the way in which each country stresses education may be a topic of difference. Cross-cultural studies show that Japanese parents are extremely encouraging of their children to learn from early age, but it is also instilled in these children that education is the whole foundation for all of their success in life. In the Japanese culture...
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.... In Vietnam, if a student does not turn in their homework, the teacher can determine whether to call their parents or physically spank the student in front of the class. Japanese students are instructed to sit quietly and listen, answer only when asked, and reply only correct answers. Once students go to a university, their grades will determine their future career.
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