Nihonjinron

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  • Critical Analysis Of Faces Of Japan

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    Bias and preposterous assumptions about a foreign society are a detriment to the image of that society. Creating a burden to the future comprehension of said society. Doctor David C. Unger, former foreign affairs editorial writer for the New York Times, has stated and debunked said stereotypes in his editorial titled Faces of Japan. In it, Unger argues that Japanese stereotypes are utterly incorrect and the presumptions surrounding Japanese culture are outdated. Japan’s culture is not static, Japanese

  • The Effects Of Homogeneity In Japan

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    The nihonjinron theories are a discourse, which is mean no one can judge about the truth. The term of this theory that Japan has to be unique and homogeny are not clearly explained. Japan supposed to be having a multicultural society. There is some evidence show

  • Effects Of Nationalism In Japan

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    JAPAN’S NATIONALISM AFTER WORLD WAR II: ANALYZE OF THE DISTINGUISH ELEMENTS OF JAPAN’S NATIONALISM IN COMPARE TO OTHER REGION Background: Nationalism in Japan has something different than other region because of its unique nature due to cultural, traditions and historical background. Japan as a country has never experienced division socially in terms of ethnicity, languages, and religions like other nations. As of Boyd C. Shafer: Nationalism is ‘that sentiment unifying a group of people who have

  • The Japanese And Non-Japanese Dichotomy

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    This essay will explore the Japanese versus non-Japanese dichotomy looking at both the historical contexts, such as Japan’s self-imposed isolation from the rest of Asia, and the rest of the world, in the 1600’s to the 1800’s, and then looking at the more recent times marked by Japan’s ‘return to Asia’. An exploration of the deep roots of the defined ‘Us vs. Them’ way of thinking in Japanese society as well as its use in protecting the Japanese cultural and national identity will be discussed. English

  • The Tokugawa Period Essay

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    will influence Japanese culture in the future. Indeed, the three mentioned above, work culture, law enforcement, and Japanese uniqueness, are just a few prominent ways out of the many. Through the prominence of ideas such as Ie, Gumin Goni, and Nihonjinron, the Tokugawa Period has permeated current culture and will continue to do so throughout all of Japanese

  • Japan 's Identity And Cultural Identity

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    Harumi Befu is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropological Sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. He has published in both English and Japanese journals, and his research interests include the social and analysis aspects of Japan’s globalisation, and analysis of Japan’s nationality and cultural identity. In his article “Concepts of Japan, Japanese culture and the Japanese”, he discusses in a strong and unbiased method the reality of what Japan truly is. However, despite

  • Sex Culture And Cultural Identity Essay

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    pastime, which also appeals to the West. Their identity is able to attract them with very different sexual practices and activities that seem to be a very mundane aspect in their lives. Manabe Kazujumi and Harumi Befu provided important insight into Nihonjinron, which is also known as Japan’s cultural differences. They conducted a

  • Analysis Of ' Inuyasha ' And ' Othello '

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    When I was first exposed to Japanese culture, it came through the guise of a popular anime called InuYasha. I was fascinated by the attention to detail and the intricate ways in which the Japanese had woven a tale of death, reincarnation, love, and tragedy into the mold of good versus evil. Most fascinating was the candid role blackness played in constructing the dichotomy between the protagonist (InuYasha) and antagonist (Naraku). Continuously shrouded in darkness the main antagonist, Naraku, embodied

  • Japanese Culture And Japanese People

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    stretch from time immemorial into practices today. What is especially problematic with this view (beyond issues of the essentialization of Japanese culture) is that many Japanese people hold this same belief (Stanlaw 2004; Block and Cameron 2002). Nihonjinron, or theories of Japanese people for Japanese people is a popular literature genre that advocates for the uniqueness of “Japaneseness”(Stanlaw 2004). However, in a country that now more than ever is being influenced by globalization, a process in

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