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    The Traveling in Hokkaido A reason why I wanted to have this trip was to find myself. In the past, I tended to compete with others because I am a half of Japanese and Swiss. I could not accept this Identity which differs from any other boys and girls so that I tended to be against things and break things. Nevertheless, growing of my age changed me not to express myself in rebels but to train my body and soul. The only way I could admit my identity was to know who I am. Therefore, this traveling

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    These floats are about two stories high with a doll place on top. The Kawagoe Festival usually takes root from the Jinkosai festival, where elaborately decorated shrines are carried throughout the neighborhood. Next, the Marimo Matsuri occurs in Hokkaido around early October. This festival’s intention is to provide others with knowledge about the spherical algae and other creatures of the sea. Also, you can also learn about the history of the Ainu and their traditions. Marimo Matsuri was initially

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    The Ainu People of Japan

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    has been painstakingly past down onto the younger generation from their grandparents. It is estimated that there are somewhere near 50,000 to 100,000 ainu people living in japan. The Ainu culture originates in the northern island of japan called Hokkaido. Currently everything about the Ainu people is the same as all the other Japanese people. The Ainu folklore falls into many categories Epics that last for many days and range from sunset till dawn. Another type of folklore is uway picara unlike the

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    Fictional Interview with Tajiki Kobayashi on “The Cannery Boat” Regarding Personal Insight and Historical Context Elizabeth: Hello, Mr. Kobayashi! It is so nice to meet you, thank you for time. Tajiki Kobayashi: Good afternoon, I am very glad to meet you. Thank you for your interest in my writing and proletariat writing. I am pleased to offer you any answers I am able to. E: Good to hear. I do have more than a few questions that we will get to, in time. Let’s begin with getting to know

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    Part 2 - Winter Festivals

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    Japan. During the winter, these festivals occur: Dezome-shiki, Sapporo Snow Festival, and Toh-shiya. Beginning in the northern region, you can view the Sapporo Snow Festival. The Sapporo Snow Festival is celebrated in the northern region of Japan in Hokkaido. This festival begins during the second week of February, and it will last for about a week. During this festival, you can tour the city of Sapporo to view the variety of snow and ice statues created by the people in the community. The three main

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    Because of the Meiji Restoration the Japanese society gained economic, military and political change and lost the chance to gain Religious and social equality. I chose this topic because the Japanese transformation from a backwards country into a modern day economic and military world power interested me because it was all done in 40 years. The Meiji restoration forced western civilizations to respect the new modern Japan. Why the need for change, the Japanese people must have wondered? As the

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    Meiji Restoration

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    “Fukoku kyohei,” a Japanese phrase meaning “prosperous nation and a strong army”, is the foundation of the modernization of Japan (P10, Christensen). The modernization that led to what Japan has become now. The modernization that led to what Japan has become now. The modernization and westernization during the Meiji Era was beneficial to Japan because it allowed them to build a powerful army using the latest technology, modernize their government, and to become a world power. Through modernization

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    From the years of 1853 to 1868, the people of Japan experienced major changes in all aspects of their lives. This era, known as the Bakumatsu signified Japan’s change from the traditional Edo period to a modernized Meiji dynasty. This change can be attributed to an American naval officer by the name Matthew Calbrath Perry whom ultimately changed the complexity of Japanese culture. In the eyes of an American, Commodore Perry is seen as one of the greatest influential figures in international history

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    Russia vs. Japan

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    Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, there was an abundance of essential reformations taking place all over the world. Two of the most significant reformations took place in the countries of Japan and Russia. Peter the Great was the leader of the Russian Reformation while the Meiji Emperor was the initiator of the Meiji Restoration in Japan. Both of these reformations had a number of similarities as well as several distinct differences. The most significant similarities between Japan and the

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    Ainu Essay

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    Ainu is spoken in the far northern islands of Japan in Hokkaidô. This is an island about 83,530 square feet, which is about one fifth the size of Japan. It is surrounded by coasts and has mountains, lakes, and rivers. Speakers of Ainu live on southern Sakhalin. Earlier, but they used to live in Kuril Islands and Kamchatka. They even lived in the northeast region of Honshű. Ainu is believed to have origins in Siberia and the southern Pacific (Gall & Hobby, 2009). This non-Japanese language means

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