Japan - 8724 Words
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Japan - 2425 Words
Japan, otherwise known as, The Land of Rising Sun, is located in Eastern Asia and is slightly smaller than California. With a population of 127,368,088 the majority of the population are Japanese. The people are 98.5% Japanese, .5% Korean, .4% Chinese, and .6% other. The average age of the people is 45.4 years, 0-14 years makes up 13.5% of the population, 62.6% 15-64, and 23.9% other. Much of the population practice both Shintoism and Buddhism religions, while about...
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Japan - 1190 Words
What Are Japan’s Main Physical Features?
As you can see Japan is split into four main islands. We have:
As you can see, they are all located on the map (left).
The northern part of Japan (Hokkaido) is seen to be remote and fairly mountainous. Snow-capped peaks cover the centre of the Hokkaido. Winters are extremely cold with substantial snowfall.
The western island, Honshu is said to be mountainous, with very little flat...
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Japan - 726 Words
Japan (日本, Nippon) is a country in Asia. It has many islands. Four of them are big, and the biggest is the 7th largest island in the world. This island is called Honshu. The islands are near the East Asian coast, in the western part of the Pacific Ocean.
Japanese people call their country "Nihon" or "Nippon", which means "the origin of the sun" in Japanese.
In 1941, Japan hit Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, a water base of the United States and destroyed or damaged many ships and airplanes....
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All Japan Essays
Japan - 3710 Words
Japan has a population of just over 126 million people, although each year this number slowly decreases due to the birth rate of 1.39 per couple1. As well as the fact that Japan is an extremely homogenous society with 99% of citizens and residents being Japanese with 1% of their population being non-Japanese. The declining population reflects highly upon society as many Japanese in their twenties feel they are too busy working to raise children, as well as the rising cost of living making it...
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Japan - 626 Words
Japanese festivals are traditional festive occasions. Some festivals have their roots in Chinese festivals but have undergone dramatic changes as they mixed with local customs. Some are so different that they do not even remotely resemble the original festival despite sharing the same name and date. There are also various local festivals that are mostly unknown outside a given prefecture. It is commonly said that you will always find a festival somewhere in Japan.
Unlike most people in...
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Japan - 1066 Words
Japanese Economic Development:
19392904889500Sample questions from previous midterms
1734185317500Japan’s largest import in the 1870’s was raw cotton. It’s price fell 45 percent. Japan’s largest export in the 1870s was raw silk. Its price rose 50%.
(8 points) Show using a graph why if these were Japan’s only export good and only import good, this would imply that Japan would have gained from trade. (note: the specific numbers don't matter, just showing the kind of change from autonomy to...
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Japan - 373 Words
Rizal in Japan
(Land of Cherry Blossoms)
Feb. 28 – April 13 1888
• Rizal left Hong Kong on board of
the Oceanic, an American
steamer on his way to Japan.
Places he went…
Places he went…
People he met
• Secretary of the Spanish
legation visited him in
the hotel inviting him to
stay in the Spanish
• Knowing that it is a plot
to monitor him, Rizal
accepted the offer for the
REASONS WHY HE ACCEPTED...
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japan - 1607 Words
Japan's Automakers Face Endaka
Due to the Arab oil embargo, oil shock was raised in 1970s. The global economy faced a period of recession. The sluggish economy also affects the automobile market. Japan's automobiles prevailed for its cheaper cost, fuel efficiency, and exquisite design. In the early Eighties, dollars appreciated against major currencies including the Japanese yen. It boosted the expansion of Japan's exports, U.S. government faced successive...
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Japan - 2548 Words
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Japanese Cultural Nationalism
Altering Immigrant Perception
Change by Force
Status minorities in Japan are those who are not educated, do not come from educated families, or have unfavorable occupations. The value and worth of a status minority in Japanese culture is rated amongst their familial/ancestral connections to rates of production and which then determines individual godliness and worth amongst a society. Ethnic minorities in...
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Tsunami in Japan - 1425 Words
TSUNAMI IN JAPAN
Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011, that triggered a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north. The giant waves deluged cities and rural areas alike, sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, a train, and boats, leaving a path of death and devastation in its wake. Video footage showed cars racing away from surging waves. The earthquake—the largest in Japan's history—struck about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued...
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Japan Monarchy - 697 Words
The Japanese monarchy is one of the oldest monarchies in the world, and as of today it is a constitutional monarchy. In modern-day Japan, the monarchy is, according to the constitution of Japan, ‘a symbol of the state and unity of the people’. Unlike China, Japan, at least officially, has had only one dynasty since the beginning of time (Beasley, 1999). There is a pattern followed in China’s where each dynasty has a stage of empire building, a stage of power or glory, and finally, a stage of...
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japan and china - 1022 Words
With a lot more in common than the physical appearance, Chinese and Japanese have more than a thousand years of coexistence. A history of trade cooperation, rivalry, invasions and wars.
The Chinese had many influences on the Japanese culture as: cultivation of rice, Buddhism, Confucianism and other religious traditions. According to Peter Duus, teacher of Japanese History at Stanford University, much of traditional Japanese culture is derived from Chinese models, especially painting, sculpture...
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The Global Context of Japan Outside Japan
The global context of Japan outside Japan – Harumi Befu
Since 1980s – globalization buzzword in Japanese media
Japan is said to be “globalizing” in all respects, but above all, in its economic sphere
While Japan’s globalization in the economic sense had been widely discussed
-> social and cultural globalization has not been a topic of much discussion so far
Globalization <-> Internalization
Internalization implies a relationship...
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History of Japan - 610 Words
History of Japan
Ancient mythology holds that Japan’s history is tied to the sun goddess, called Amterasu. Legend has it that Amaterasu sent one of her descendants to unify people on the island of Kyushu. At the core of this unification was Shintoism a religion that is native to Japan.
In the 6th century Buddhism, was introduced to Japan by the virtue of China and Korea. In the early 7th century Prince Regent Shotku, an adherent of Buddhism and a highly regarded figure to this day in...
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England and Japan - 723 Words
Compare & Contrast
British and Japan
National characteristics can be explained geographically. For instance, continent people are confident themselves and never hesitate. In contrast, peninsula people say 'Hurry up' in every situation. Meanwhile, island people are curious and want to explore everywhere. Britain and Japan are representative Island nation in the west and the east. Therefore, they have been walked in similar way historically. Both go through the absolute monarchy and...
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Geography of Japan - 485 Words
Perhaps more than any other nation in the world, Japan is shaped by its geography to a tremendous extent. Technically classified as an archipelago, Japan is a curved chain of four islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, plus over a thousand smaller islands). However, it is first and foremost an island nation, a fact which isolated Japan from the rest of the world. The second largest influence in Japanese geography is the size of the nation. The total area of Japan proper is a little...
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China and Japan - 1090 Words
China and Japan
From 1500 to 1800, China and Japan tried to politically and economically established their countries in very different ways. Japan fought war after war for a century before they changed their ways. China on the other hand slowly established a government and used education as a tool to be politically and economically strong. Japan would later do the same.
China was one of the most politically and economically strong countries during 1500 1800. The state was identified as...
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Investment and Japan - 422 Words
WALMART in Japan
1. Why, historically, has the level of FDI in Japan been so low?
2. What are the potential benefits to the Japanese economy of greater FDI?
3. How did the entry if Walmart into the Japanese retail sector benefit that sector? Who lost as a result of Walmart’s entry?
4. Why has it been so hard for Walmart to make a profit in Japan? What might the company have done differently?
Japan, an island nation on the Pacific ocean, has none of the natural advantages that have...
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Japan and Hawaii - 526 Words
Even though japan was small its power was very large. Pearl harbor, Hawaii, on December seventh, 1941 japan used a surprise attack on the United States using air strikes and submarines. But why, why would japan attack the United States one of japans most important importers, why Pearl Harbor. There were at least three reasons why japan attacked Pearl Harbor. These were the idea for a new world order, the U.S. embargo on oil, steel and scrap iron, and Hideki Tojo’s Imperial conference of...
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Modern Japan - 261 Words
Modern Japan: A Historical Survey by Mikiso Hane
The author of this book presents the important facts of modern Japanese history. Very well described about nature of Japanese society including studies of Shinto, Confucianism, Buddhism, the Emperor system and feudalism. I found interesting a part where government of Tokugawa period, hardly tries to isolate the country from the rest of the world. But by the time realizing that they are so behind from developed western countries, economically and...
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Japan Industrialization - 264 Words
Impact of Industrialization on Japan from 1750-1914
In the 1750s, Japan was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate, which had seized control of the country at the beginning of the 17th century. The shogunate centralized Japan and transformed it from a constantly warring collection of disunified states into a single country at peace. The Tokugawa shogunate ruled Japan from the early 17th century until 1868, a period when Japan was well behind the industrialization of other nations. During the Meiji...
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Earthquake in Japan - 470 Words
Earthquake in Japan
On March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hit Japan's eastern coast. It killed hundreds of people as it made its way through the streets and fields, sweeping away boats, cars and homes. Its magnitude was 8.9, releasing a 23-foot tsunami and then provoking more than 50 aftershocks for hours. This horrific event resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and devastated entire towns.
The amount of damage caused by the earthquake and resulting tsunami was...
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Japan Imperialism - 1725 Words
The Meiji Restoration was a chain of events that restored imperial rule to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji. The Meiji Restoration ended 250 years of self-isolation for Japan. The Restoration led to changes in Japan's economic standings. The period from 1868 to 1912 was responsible for the start of Japan as a modernized nation in the early twentieth century. The country’s new rulers adopted the slogan “Rich Country, Strong Army," because they wanted Japan to become economically and militarily...
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Suicide in Japan - 423 Words
In Japan nobody dares to talk about the causes of suicide or how to fight them, but manuals teaching you how to kill yourself sell over a million copies. What if 10,000 lives could be saved in Japan? Not by miracles but by ideas, by honesty. Would anybody dare to listen? If death is darkness this is about life, this is about trying to take back life from the jaws of death; this is about choosing hope over despair, even when you're desperately hanging on by your fingernails.
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Japan Airline - 473 Words
Japan’s Exports, Imports & Trade
Japan is the 5th largest importer and exporter in the world. Japan imports raw materials and pays for them by processing the raw materials, thus adding value to them before exporting the output. In recent years, Japan has been the top export market for 15 trading nations worldwide.
In order to greater facilitate bilateral trade, Japan adopts Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) According to former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, countries move on to discuss...
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Japan Earthquake - 443 Words
To begin with, earthquakes are big deals when they happen. They cause chaos and desolate family members. The earthquake happened in Japan, Fukushimi at 14:46 (local time) on march 11th, 2012. The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.9 and that’s high on the rictor scale. The earthquake was not the only thing Japan had confronted. According to CNN “the 8.9 – magnitude trembler, killed hundreds of people, it caused the formation of 30 – foot walls of water that dragged houses onto highway, engulfed...
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Japan Facts - 1868 Words
a lot of coastal shipping, especially around the Seto Inland Sea, pays for the lack of sailing rivers. The Pacific coastline south of Tokyo is described by long, narrow, gradually low inlets produced by sedimentation, which has created a lot natural harbors.
The Japanese islands are the best of mountain ridges uplifted near the end of the continental shelf. About 73 percent of Japan's area is made of mountains, and scattered plains and intermontane basins cover only about 25...
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Culture of Japan - 3435 Words
Culture of Japan
The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric Jōmon period, to its contemporary hybrid culture, which combines influences from Asia, Europe, and North America. The inhabitants of Japan experienced a long period of relative isolation from the outside world during the Tokugawa shogunate, until the arrival of "The Black Ships" and the Meiji period.
Fūjin and Raijin, Tawaraya Sōtatsu, 17th century. Pine Trees, Hasegawa Tōhaku...
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Meiji Japan - 459 Words
The meiji restoration was a chain of events that restored imperial rule to japan in 1868. The restoration and the end of the tokugawa shogun restored imperial rule over japan and brought about huge changes in japans political and social structure.
The end of the tokugaua shogunate led to the country being reopened. This ment japan was open to the outside world and was quick to modernise. The new government led by emperor meiji and lower rank samari.
The modernisation of japan...
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Japan and Korea - 687 Words
INTRODUCTION : a brief overview of the current situation regarding the security issue in the Pacific region
Since the end of the Second World War, the shape of the relations between the nations in the Pacific region has stayed more or less the same way until the present. However, there has been one big changed that affected the situation in the Pacific region and it was the outbreak of the Korean war and the creation of a Communist North Korea. This brought a huge inevitable change in...
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Tokugawa Japan - 957 Words
The Tokugawa Shogunate ruled Japan from 1603 until the Meji Restoration (1603 – 1868). During the Tokugawa period, Japan was governed by a feudal system to create a stable state known as the Bakufu.
The Shogun was the military ruler of Japan and governed over ¼ of Japan. The Daimyo, feudal landlords, controlled various parts of Japan and to impede their increasing power, various restrictions were placed among them such as where they lived and how they dress. The Daimyo were...
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Tokugawa Japan - 750 Words
Tokugawa Ieyasu was a great samurai fighter and cunning politician. In battle of Sekigahara Tokugawa defeated his major rivals and established Tokugawa government. His headquarter was established in village of Edo away from the imperial families in Kyoto. Ieyasu and successors choose to rule as shoguns, or feudal lords, demanding loyalty from the daimyo and exercising direct control only over their own territorial domains. The people saw the emperor as divine descent of sun...
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Japan Economy - 2344 Words
Why did Japan's economy boost in the 1980s?
The boost of the Japanese economy in the 1980s is like most complicated historical events, it cannot be reduced to a single cause or reason. Indeed, several factors played major roles in this economical enhancement, including good government decisions, the foundation of a new education system, external factors such as the American occupation and the American donations after the Second World War. Lastly, the people’s recognition of the role they had...
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Japan Economy - 2804 Words
Japan Today Political Structure
Although Japan is a small country in size, one cannot underestimate the power that Japan has in today's society. Japan is the world's second most powerful economic country in the nation behind the United States. Over the last several decades, Japan has emerged from a devastated and defeated country to a political democracy, which holds a powerful economic standing in the world. Japans government is mostly composed of one-party dominance. This party is known as...
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Bank Of Japan - 2041 Words
Bank of Japan
The Bank of Japan (⽇本銀⾏ Nippon Ginkō, BOJ,
JASDAQ: 8301) also known as Nippon Ginko, is the
central bank of Japan.*  The Bank is often called Nichigin (⽇ 銀) for short. It has its headquarters in Chuo,
Like most modern Japanese institutions, the Bank of
Japan was founded after the Meiji Restoration. Prior to
the Restoration, Japan's feudal ﬁefs all issued their own
money, hansatsu, in an array of incompatible denominations, but the New Currency Act of...
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Tsunami in Japan - 321 Words
The massive wave of water, as high as 10 metres in some parts, reached more than five kilometres inland.The meteorological agency issued its top-level evacuation alerts for the entire Japanese coast amid warnings of a tsunami of between six and 10 metres.
Towns and farms around Sendai city in northern Japan have been engulfed by a seven-metre tsunami, while a four-metre wave swamped parts of Kamaishi on the Pacific coast.Residents have been ordered to high ground and stay away from the coast...
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Business in Japan - 2892 Words
Amr M. Hatata
Business etiquette in Egypt and Japan
Dr. Bhavini Desai
Word Count: 2,800
When doing business in any country, one must fully understand their culture in order to avoid misunderstandings which might be taken very offensive. Misunderstandings occur a lot when foreigners interact in the business segment, and most of the time it is because partners don’t understand each other’s business customs. Japan is considered as a high-context culture, and when doing a business with the...
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Expatriate in Japan - 2864 Words
University of Central Queensland |
Identify and discuss the issues that a HR Manager would have to consider when relocating a manager from Australia to manage a local branch of an Australian organisation based in Tokyo. |
Alicia Ettlin |
Student No. 0244463 |
1 August 2013
Lecturer: Patrick Goh
Course Coordinator: Gordon Stewart
Word count: 2197
1 August 2013
Lecturer: Patrick Goh
Course Coordinator: Gordon Stewart
Word count: 2197
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Japan Economics - 3184 Words
See also: Japanese post-war economic miracle
The war wiped out many of the gains Japan had made since 1868. About 40% of the nation's industrial plants and infrastructure were destroyed, and production reverted to levels of about fifteen years earlier. The people were shocked by the devastation and swung into action. New factories were equipped with the best modern machines, giving Japan an initial competitive advantage over the victor states, who now had older factories. As...
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Lifestyle in japan - 881 Words
16 Signs That Japan Loves Small StuffThe Japanese tend to value small things over big. This way of thinking evolved over thousands of years. It has both practical and religious roots. From a practical perspective, Japan is an island nation with limited resources and a high population — big is often unworkable. Japan is also a Buddhist country that has been influenced by Buddhist minimalism. Japan's preference for all things small shows up in dozens of ways.
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Japan and Capitalism - 3149 Words
Japan: Capitalism and the Economic Miracle
The global triumph of capitalism was the most important historical issue of the nineteenth century. It was the triumph of a kind of society that believed in the fact that economic development was based on competitive private enterprise and the success of buying as much as possible from the market. It was considered that an economy resting on the solid foundations of the middle class, would not only create a world of properly distributed wealth,...
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Classification of Japan - 658 Words
Classification of Japan
Classification of Japan
Nowadays, in Japan, the number of traveler from abroad is increasing, although there was a big earthquake in Fukushima in Japan. When you come to Japan, there are three places you have to visit then: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. If you visit these places, you would see Japanese culture, food, and historical building.
First of all, I think most traveler is coming to Tokyo at first. Tokyo is one of the biggest cities...
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Suicide in Japan - 875 Words
A man loses his job, and as a final head-of-household decision, throws himself to his death from a tall building so that his family may collect his life insurance. A 14-year old girl cannot handle the bullying she endures everyday at school, hangs a sign on her bedroom door warning any who come close to stay out because gas is being made, and mixes up a hydrogen-sulfide gas made from toilet-bowl cleaner and bath salts. She inhales the gas and kills herself, also putting at risk (and injuring)...
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Women of Japan - 2128 Words
From A.D. 552-710 over half of the leaders of Japan had been women. Ruling their country with much equality between men and women these queens were known for their strong will power and control (Sun). Unfortunately, new idea’s make there way to Japan causing the fall of women from top to the very bottom of their social class. These women went from living luxury to writing about luxury. The women’s social class fell quickly and women were seen more behind the scenes as artisans and...
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Japan Essay - 1633 Words
Japan is about the same size as California. Japan is made up of many islands. The four largest islands in Japan are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Japan forms an arc in the Pacific Ocean. Japans total area is about 378,000 square kilometers. About 75% of Japans land is mountains. Japans highest mountain is Mount Fuji at 3776 meters. Japan has several volcanic regions and 80 volcanoes are considered active. Mount Fuji hasn’t erupted since 1707 and is...
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Japan Analysis - 8988 Words
Group 5, 2IBM3
Anam Tariq 616978
Katinka Visser 630485
Jeffrey van ’t Schip 625102
Tiffany van der Zon
Table of Contents
1. General Characteristics 4
1.1 Geographics, Demographics & Climate 4
1.2 Political Situation 5
1.3 Economic Stage 5
1.5 WTO organization 5
1.6 Language Skills 6
2. Japan’s economic structure 7
2.1 The output structure 7
2.2 Trade flow characteristics 10
3. The current...
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Modernisation in Japan - 592 Words
During the Meiji Restoration, rapid modernisation took place. Japan’s relatively small size, homogeneous population and centralised government allowed it to modernise quickly. By the late 1800s it had become the strongest of the Asian countries. This had a large impact upon Japanese society and its position in the Asian region. Japan managed to adopt modern ways whilst also being able to keep its unique culture and traditions. Modernisation in religion, education, the military, economics, and...
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Earthquakes in Japan - 284 Words
Earthquake in Japan
I- What is an EARTHQUAKE?
* An Earthquake is a sudden movement of the earth’s lithosphere caused by a sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust.
II- The Location of Japan.
* Located in the Pacific Ocean it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China,North Korea, South Korea and Russia. The Japanese archipelago is located in an area where several continental and oceanic plates meet.
III- The Earthquakes in Japan.
* The Great Kanto Earthquake,...
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Modernization of Japan - 639 Words
Modernization of Japan
Dr. Randall Norris
June 5, 2010
Japan has been shaped and molded with the help of many other cultures. Japan was originally founded on the Tang Dynasty in the year 710 but shortly after developed its own take on traditional Chinese ways (Roskin, 2011), so there is a clear similarity when discussing China and Japan. Not only has the Chinese culture affected Japan, but the countries of America, England, The Netherlands and many...
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Essay on Japan - 404 Words
A visit from a pen pal
Japan is one of the countries that I always dream of visiting and spending some times there because of its special culture and beauty. Luckily, my dream has come true when my parents took me to visit it last year in the summer on the occasion of visiting their best friends there. Now I will tell you about how Japan has great impressed me since then.
Japanese people are very friendly, polite, civilized and hard-working. You can hardly see someone throwing the trash...
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Economy of Japan - 947 Words
Economy of Japan
Commodore Matthew Perry of the U.S. Navy with Black Ships steamed into the bay at Edo, old Tokyo, on July 8, 1853, and displayed the threatening power of his ships' cannons. At the time Japanese did not know what a stem engine is, due to the distance, Japanese thought the smoke of the stem engine was the fire of a great dragon. So Japanese surrendered without a fight. Commodore Perry requested that Japan open to trade with the West and ends the Japanese seclusion....
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Itinerary to Japan - 1061 Words
ITINERARY TO JAPAN
Saturday, April 13
04.35-Meet at Suvarnabhumi Airport
05.00-Check-in at Row H-J Thai Airways International
07.35-Depart from Bangkok to Narita Airport by TG676
15.45-Arrive at Narita Airport Tokyo [Japan time]
16.45-Transport from Narita airport to the city by either Skyliner or Narita Express
17.30-Check in at the Hotel
Sunday, April 14
07.00-Leave the hotel for Asakusa area
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Japan Tsunami - 879 Words
TSUNAMI HITS JAPAN
NATURAL DISASTER KILLS THOUSANDS
Japan suffered a devastating earthquake 230 miles northeast of Tokyo on March 11, 2011 which caused a seven meter tsunami that surged through cities and villages in the countries north destroying everything in its path. According to the United States Geological Survey the Earthquake hit with a magnitude of 8.9 to 9.0, this is the largest recorded earthquake in Japans History and it moved the island by up to...
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China and Japan - 281 Words
China | Japan |
* Confucius Society * Forced into a reform mode * Realized, the West was eager to gain access to Chinese market (opium) * Technological superiority * The government tore up first railway line. * Modestly interested in Western military innovation. * Civil war broke out between semi-Christian religious group and the government. * Boxer Rebellion- Chinese rebellion against foreign influence. * Intrusions by Europeans reduce economy, increased hostility. *...
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Feudal Japan - 2489 Words
What purpose did Samurai serve during
Research topic influenced by one of the two Main sources: The last Samurai Directed by Edward Zwick and Rurouni Kenshin Anime series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
My research is based on Samurais and their way of living. I want to bring out the...
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Rise of Japan - 1420 Words
The rise of Japan has been greeted by countries around the world with a mixture of surprise and wariness. Western powers in particular, perceived the rise of Japan as a regional threat to their interest in the far East. The document, a letter written by President Roosevelt to Senator Knox regarding the relations between the United States (US) and Japan in 1909 is a reflection of the wariness of Western powers to the rise of Japan. Furthermore, the letter also shows an important passage in the...
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Trip to Japan - 865 Words
There is a great deal of planning that goes into booking a vacation in a foreign country. Passports have to be taken care of, flights have to be scheduled, and accommodations have to be arranged for when the flight arrives. Also, it is important that some entertaining sites have been chosen ahead of time that would be nice to visit. By doing this, it will make the trip much easier to manage and much more enjoyable. Vacationing in a foreign country can be a great experience for family and...
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Okinawa, Japan - 390 Words
Okinawa, Japan is a must visit place for its serene beauty, culture, and unique experiences. Living there for 4 years open my eyes to a world I didn’t know existed. Okinawa is located in the warmest part of Japan, so the weather was always nice. Okinawa is the first place where people can enjoy full cherry blossoms during spring. Okinawa’s customs, traditions, and relaxing environment makes its visitors feel at home.
Okinawa’s beauty can be seen all over the island....
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Tokugawa Japan - 2299 Words
Adriana Vazquez 1
Tokugawa rule was a turning point for Japan, economically and socially. It brought about new changes and fresh ideas. Even though it was a military dictatorship in theory, it was a necessary step to advance Japan. It was established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and throughout the almost three hundred years of the regime it was run by Tokugawa shoguns.
The Tokugawa period lasted from 1600 to 1867 during which time the Tokugawa family became the unchallenged rulers of...
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Rizal in Japan - 628 Words
Among the happiest moments of Rizal in his life was his sojourn in the Land of the Cherry Blossoms. He stayed in Japan for one month and a half from February 28 to April 13, 1888. He was charmed by the natural beauty of Japan, the manners of the Japanese people and the picturesque of shrines. He also fell in love with a Japanese girl, who loveliness infused joy and romance in his sorrowing heart.
Morning of Tuesday, February 28, 1888, Rizal arrived at Yokohama and stayed in...
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The Economy of Japan - 612 Words
The economy of Japan is the world’s second largest developed country, the third largest by nominal GDP and the forth largest in terms of purchasing power parity. Japan relies on its comparative advantage in high-end technology, research and development to drive its economy. Since the end of World War II Japan’s economy has grown at a unseen rate, propelling it from that of a war torn empire to that of one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world. Unfortunately the meteoric...
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Earthquakes In Japan - 1063 Words
Investigating Earthquakes – Japan
Gurjit & Ashwin
a. Why do earthquakes happen in this location?
b. Does this location fall on any fault lines?
c. What are they doing to prepare themselves?
d. How often earthquakes happen in this location?
e. The last earthquake?
f. The strongest earthquake?
g. What are the hazards of earthquakes in this area?
h. How are the structures built in this area
i. Japan is located in an area where several...
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Music in Japan - 901 Words
Music in Japan
Table of Contents
2: Back Ground Information
3: Elements of Music
4: Occasions for Music
5: How culture is kept alive
*Works cited List
Japan is well known for its variety or cultures and traditions in the “East Asia.” There are many cultural festivals and events all year round. Japan has a...
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Ethnocentrism in Japan - 465 Words
Ethnocentrism is the belief of superiority in one’s personal ethnic group. Ethnocentric individuals believe that their group is the better than other individuals based only on their heritage. In this example, we can see how the Japanese use ethnocentrism against David Aldwinkle who is a New Yorker who has recently become a Japenese citizen. Although Aldwinkle believes that Japan is his home, the Japanese still view him as a foreigner.
The first example of ethnocentrism I identified is that he...
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economy of japan - 931 Words
The economy of Japan is the third largest in the world by nominal GDP, the fourth largest by purchasing power parity  and is the world's second largest developed economy. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country's per capita GDP (PPP) was at $36,899 or the 22nd highest in 2013. Japan is a member of Group of Eight. The Japanese economy is forecasted by the Quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment conducted by the Bank of Japan.
Japan is the world's...
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Inflation in Japan - 543 Words
Japan has long hoped for a bit of inflation—but not this sort
The article discusses on the good, the bad and the ugly side of the rising inflation in Japan. All over the world inflation is raising its ugly head but for a country like Japan it may be a blessing in disguise. An inflation of 1.0% in Japan may be a good sign, a case of the economy finally moving out of the long decade of deflation. The article explores on how the Japanese economy will benefit from inflation...
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Commodore Perry's Journey to Japan
After the conclusion of the War of 1812 and prior to the Civil War, the United States Navy entered into a peacetime role. Initially, this role was to protect commerce trading in both inland and international waterways. However, that role was soon expanded upon with Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry’s journey to Japan. The journey had its immediate impact, including the signing of a comprehensive treaty that established trade relations with Japan and provided protection for sailors and their...
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The Nuclear Disaster in Japan Essay
The nuclear disaster in Japan, March 2011
Assignment A: Account
According to the online information site HowStuffWorks, the whole nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 was started because of an earthquake. As a result of the earthquake the four reactors was automatically shut down. The plants then stopped producing power, and the cooling pumps were started. The cooling pumps should help cooling the water.
The cooling pumps needed electricity to work, but because of the automatically shut down,...
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The Comparison Between China and Japan
The Comparison Between China and Japan
The reason why I choose the country between China and Japan for my comparison is. China and Japan located in the same continent both of them produce many export goods. But China's export is mainly in workforce and Japan's export is mainly their goods that they invented themselves, such as Cars and electric.
China and Japan is located in Asia. China is the most populous country in the world with number of people crossing 1.298 billion in 2004 and...
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Japan - Country Analysis Paper
An Analysis on the Country of Japan
Japan, a relatively small nation in size, located in Eastern Asia between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan boasts a population of about 127,368,088 people; 10th most populated nation. It is quite hard to imagine how a country about the size of the state of California could have been positioned and was predicted to become the largest, most powerful economy in the world. Japan’s economy, in the years following...
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China and Japan under Imperialism
China/Japan Under Imperialism
Japan was to old ways they were using traditions that were thousands of years old and they Japanese were shut off and isolated for the rest of the world they really didn't get vary many visitors from other places and when they did I think they welcomed them to find out what they had and how the thing they had could be useful to there people. They welcomed modernization they were amazed by the power and the technology that the United States had when they were...
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Japan Nippon Paint - 1337 Words
Firm: Nippon Paint
Introduction to Japan economy
Show GDP figures and graph
Talk about labour market
Relate to Northern Rock issue, explain the cause, and how it effect the economy worldly in a quick spread
How the housing market affected? Relate to Nippon paint, the problem
Introduction to Nippon paint, history, main focus, growth and market share
Explain the vulnerability, how Nippon largely exposed to the market (related to Nippon Steel),housing industry
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Outline Japan Modernization - 493 Words
Ch.12-2, Modernization in Japan P.376-379
I. Japan Ends Its Isolation
A. The Demand for Foreign Trade
1. Westerners tried to convince the Japanese to open their ports to trade
a. British, French, Russian and America officials occasionally anchored off the Japanese coast
b. Japan refused to receive them
c. 1853, US commodore Matthew Perry took four ships into Tokyo harbor, socked Japanese
d. Tokugawa shogun dubiously received Perry and the letter Perry had brought form US...
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Adventures of Kenji of Japan - 299 Words
Adventures Of Kenji Of Japan
by Albert J. Nevine
Kenji Tagao, a Japanese farm body
Taro, his brother
The American missionary
Young Kenji Tagao and his family live on a prosperous farm in the fertile Omani valley in Japan. He does his chores, goes to school were he becomes the Kendo champion and wins a trip that sends his around the country. He sees the wonders of his native land, the beauty of cities and towns, the agriculture and industries...
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Educational Systems Of Japan And The - 4252 Words
Educational Systems of Japan and the US
Comparing the Performances: Brief Background
Can US Schools Even Be Compared Internationally?
"Asian parents invest more in educational resources than their white counterparts despite comparable resources" (Kao 150)
Another possible reason for the educational differences between Japanese and American students is the amount of emphasis placed on education in...
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Doing Business in Japan - 1145 Words
Doing Business in Japan
Half a world away, Japan is an enticing business market. With the world’s third largest economy, some of the largest companies in the world call Japan home and the Japanese role in the international community is considerably large (BBC). Though their international influence continues to grow, Japan still remains a very traditional society with strong social hierarchies that affect...
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Economy of Japan after tsunami
When an earthquake followed by a tsunami hit Japan, the people were devastated and everyone was scrambling for their safety. The earthquake was one of the strongest on record and this caused an overwhelming tsunami that destroyed most of the nation. These events not only tore down Japan, but this natural disaster is going to greatly affect the rest of the world and the global economy. Before these events, the global economy was stable and now after these events the global economy is going...
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Business Culture in Japan - 2591 Words
Compare the business culture of the UK with that of Japan. How would business negotiations between delegations from the two countries be affected, and how would you advise a UK team to prepare for the negotiations?
“Nihonjinron”, literally “the Theory of the Japanese”, has been of fascination for both Japanese and foreigners alike, and the industrialised world seems acutely aware that the Japanese are very different to Westerners, in ideology, religion, and business...
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The Role of the Emperor in Wwii Japan
From 1936 when it moved toward closer relations with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy to 1945, When it announced it's surrender, Japan was a major player in World War II. They won dramatic victories across South East Asia and the South Pacific as well as Eastern India and Indonesia. The discipline and skill of their military made them a valuable asset to the axis powers. For centuries the emperor of Japan had been a major figurehead both spiritually and culturally and in the WW2 years he was...
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Monetary and Fiscal Policy of Japan
Monetary and fiscal policy of japan.
The politics of Japan is conducted in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy where the Prime Minister of Japan is the head of government and the head of the Cabinet that directs the executive branch. Legislative power is vested in the Diet, which consists of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors. Japanese politics encompasses the multi-party system. The judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court...
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Japan Childhood Obesity - 468 Words
As discussed in our debate paper obesity is on the rise and has been a growing health concerns for the United States for many years. Childhood obesity has become an epidemic issue worldwide and some Asian countries are seeing an increase among childhood obesity for instance, country like Japan. Before discussing the obesity issues in Japan there are cultural differences that needs to be taken into consideration in order to fully understand the reason for the increase of childhood obesity among...
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Toys R Us: Japan
Toys “R” Us Japan
Toys “R” Us purchase their products directly from toy manufacturers, cutting out the
middle men wholesalers, in order to offer price discounts from 10-20% when compared to
small toy retailers. All of the Toys “R” Us warehouse locations are designed in a homogeneous
fashioned. The self-service warehouses typically reached 54,000 sq. ft. each featuring 8-15,000
units of children’s toys. This style of marketing was introduced by Lazarus who studied
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Development Strategy for Japan - 1400 Words
Development Strategy for Japan
The country of Japan has many characteristics that indicate its high ranking of development. On a 1 to 10 scale of development, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I would give Japan a ranking of 8. Japan deserves such a high ranking because of the following four reasons; 1) Human Development Index (HDI), 2) Import/Export, 3) Industrial Sector, 4) Economic Activity.
Japan has a respectably high account of progress for the overall...
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Doing Business in Japan - 1947 Words
BC – 607: Leading from a Global Perspective
1) A large Japanese firm makes important decision by a so-called “nemawashi” consulting system which requires all internal stakeholders to review and sign the final decision. Research the concept online and compare the advantages and disadvantages of this decision making versus the vertical U.S. system. Describe specific situations when “nemawashi” could be advantageous and disadvantageous.
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Buddhist Art in Japan - 2028 Words
Buddhism had an important role in the development of Japanese art between the sixth and the sixteenth centuries. Buddhist art and religion came to Japan from China, with the arrival of a bronze Buddhist sculpture alongside the sutras. Buddhist art was encouraged by Crown Prince Taishi in the Suiko period in the sixth century and Emperor Shomu in the Nara period in the eighth century. In the early Heian period Buddhist art and architecture greatly influenced the traditional Shinto arts, and...
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Western Influence in China and Japan
China and Japan are two unique civilizations that went through similar, yet vastly different changes throughout their histories. Their growth and response to other nations differed in many ways in government, lifestyle, and general well-being. One of the main causes for such difference between the countries is the way the West influenced each region, and the way China and Japan responded to this influence. China focused more on the idea of being a "status oriented" society, while Japan was...
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cross culture japan - 2965 Words
Cross-culture communication in Japan
Facts and statistics of the ‘Land of the rising sun’.
Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan/East Sea, east of the Korean Peninsula.
Population: 12,57,30,287 (Aug 2013)
Ethnic Make-up: Japanese 99%, others 1% (Korean 511,262, Chinese 244,241, Brazilian 182,232, Filipino 89,851, other 237,914)
Religions: observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)
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The Bento as a Culture in Japan - 1118 Words
The bento as a culture in Japan
Word count: 1075
It is very convenient that students who study in APU can go to convenience store buying bento as lunch or dinner. In fact, everyday there are so many people who are students or businessmen buying bento as their lunch when they have no time to eat lunch in resturant or made by hand. In some way, bento is a pretty important culture in Japan society.
Bento first appeared in ancient period in Japan, which...
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Japan: Semi-detached and Room
Rakuten, Inc. (楽天株式会社 Rakuten Kabushiki-kaisha?) (JASDAQ: 4755) is a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company based in Tokyo, Japan. Among its numerous online properties, its flagship B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) model e-commerce site Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales. Its global presence has been reinforced through the acquisitions of leading online marketplaces Buy.com (US), Priceminister (France), Ikeda (now...
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International Marketing-Japan - 1479 Words
Module: International Marketing
Marketing in International Markets :
Country Snapshot : Japan
Japan : Country of varied hues
Japan- Bird’s eye view
: 660 BC
: 128 Million (2010) (10th largest)
: Japanese (98.5%), Korean (0.5%),
Chinese (0.4%), Others (0.6%)
: Unitary parliamentary democracy (Diet)
& Constitutional democracy (Emperor)
: USD 5.4558 Trillion (3rd)
Per capita income : USD 42,820...
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The Role of the Emperor in Meiji Japan
The Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan
Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and
symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of
nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in
Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates,
restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji
Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan and further their...
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Katana: the Spirit of Japan
Ancient World to Medieval Times
Week 4 Artistic Theme Paper
Katana: The Spirit of Japan
[Author's Name Removed]
[Course Ccode Rremoved]: Introduction to the Humanities
Course Facilitator: [Facilitator's Name Removed]February 14, 2004
Katana: The Spirit of Japan
The Japanese sword has evolved alongside with the people of Japan for over a thousand years and has been a striking symbol of the spirit and history of old Japan. History has shown that the nature of the Japanese sword is a...
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Religion and Culture in Modern Japan
Religion and Culture in Modern Japan
Due to the younger generation of Japan's increasing apathy towards religion, Japan's rich culture, identity, and national pride is in jeopardy. This can be concluded by reviewing the connection between religion and culture through Japanese history, and comparing it to the state of the two in modern Japan. By fading away from traditional religion and culture, Japan will continue to adopt western culture and form a new, blended culture, as it has in the...
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The Influence of the Chinese on Japan - 309 Words
The Influence Of Chinese Culture On Japanese Culture
The Chinese civilization was a much older civilization than the Japanese civilization. The Chinese and the Japanese had cultural and commercial relations that date back to 200 A.D. Chinese culture flowed out of China and into Japan to influence Japanese culture in several waves. The degree to which the Japanese adopted Chinese cultural influences depended on the receptivity of the latter at that particular historical...
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Japan Study Guide - 828 Words
Term | Definition | Historical Importance |
Shogun | Hereditary commander in chief in Feudal Japan | The shogun had all the military power in feudal Japan and had more power then even the emperor who was seen to be as just a symbol. |
Sankin Kotai (alternate attendance) | A system started in 1635 that forced all daimyao to travel and stay in Edo for a term, where they would then leave their wife and children before returning to their land. | In doing this the Shogun ensured the...
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The Rise of Modern Japan - 1305 Words
Thesis statement: how the rise of modern Japan resulted in the Second World War.
Among countries outside Europe and the US, Japan recorded a high rise to modernity. The high rate of modernization put the Japanese on a tight rope as far as there cultural and social values were concerned. For them it meant losing some of their values to embrace modernity especially those that were not in line with modernity. During the first...
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China vs Japan - 332 Words
Japanese culture has been greatly influenced by the Chinese culture, and yet they are almost as different from each other as any two neighboring countries can ever be. Japan and China share the common heritage of Confucianism. They share a similar written language. They both have long and colorful histories. They have influenced each other in values of family and manner, but if you look more deeply, there are many differences between the two cultures.
One similarity and...
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Development of Immigration Policy in Japan
Development of Immigration Policy in Japan
I Introduction: Immigration Flow
Any gGaijinh that has come to Japan may have had the awkward feeling of an invisible barrier that is felt in the immigration policies of Japan. A country that is an island could be a reason of the peculiar (from the world standard) policies that the Japanese government has implemented throughout history.
My paper is divided in four sections. The first point that we should discuss is the chronological...
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Naturalization of Confucianism in Japan - 1866 Words
The Naturalization of Confucianism in Japan and the “Way of the Warrior”
Confucianism was first introduced to Japan with the importation of Chinese culture from China long before the beginning of the Tokugawa period in sixth century AD. From an alien philosophy to a widely accepted ideology, Confucianism experienced its unique modification and naturalization in Japanese society. It was in the Tokugawa period that Confucianism was widely spread throughout the nation and studied by many Japanese...
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