Essays Tagged: "japanese culture"

Zen in the Influence of Zen Buddhism on Samurai warriors

Zen's Influence on the Art of the SwordZen has long had a great influence upon Japanese culture. Many aspects of this culture are touched upon by Zen including art, literature, an ...

(1 pages) 115 0 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

The Atomic Bomb: Necessary and Just. This essay delves into justifications for the use of Atomic Weaponry during the second World War.

Bomb to kill so many civilians? But beaten and defeated seem to be two very different terms in the Japanese culture. They would have continued to fight until every last person on the island was decea ... "The Potsdam Proclamation, which demanded the unconditional surrender of Japan, was rejected by the Japanese because it made no mention of Japan's central surrender condition: the status of the empero ...

(6 pages) 341 0 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The corruption of Culture in Yukio Mishimas "Swaddling Clothes".

kio Mishima's "Swaddling Clothes" we see a great deal of symbolism portraying the corruption of the Japanese culture. The times are changing and with that change, culture is adapting to it. Some of th ... and mother. She shows how this corruption is leading to decay. The story depicts the corruption of Japanese culture by western modernization.Japanese culture is becoming more westernized, "unhomely w ...

(2 pages) 47 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

It is said that Japanese culture is both delicate and fierce; defend this viewpoint with examples.

The Japanese culture has a rich tradition of fierceness to its enemies, yet it is also a culture steeped ... h tradition of fierceness to its enemies, yet it is also a culture steeped in beauty and grace. The Japanese have been able to transform themselves from a nation that was a military superpower of its ... ulture, both the beauty and the aggressiveness.The Samurai warrior is an interesting example of the Japanese fierceness yet they expressed its cultural beauty. From 1185 to 1868 the Samurai was the pr ...

(3 pages) 136 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Compare and contrast two things

IRANIAN AND JAPANESE FAMILYFamilies have different customs in different countries and these differences are rela ... of the country, the culture and the people's beliefs and religions.Iranian families are similar to Japanese families in many aspects. Family members in Iran try to get together as much as possible an ... heir time with each other. In the past decade or so, privacy made no sense to Iranians at all. In a Japanese family as mentioned on page 189 "most striking feature of the Japanese house was lack of pr ...

(2 pages) 90 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Japanese Business Practices

influencing the business practices in each country.The first major distinction between American and Japanese businesses is the influence on culture upon business. Japanese culture greatly affects its ... ult, cultural traditions tend to be uniform and community is central to daily life. Culturally, the Japanese are rather introverted in their ways, focusing on their own culture and traditions. A stron ...

(3 pages) 97 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Meiji era Influence on Modern Japan

i. Although the full enlightenment of the era is debatable, it did however set the stage for modern Japanese society in almost every aspect, but primarily its regard toward women, education and youth, ... ad defeated Tokugawa closely advised Hirohito, 15 at the time, to quickly act to advance and enrich Japanese culture. These five innovative statements diminished the gap within the social class struct ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.4 Dec/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Rio Bravo IV - Operations Management: Questions regarding Case of Rio Bravo IV - A Report of the Plant Manager

ponse by NUMMI/Toyota people? Or was it just nit-picking?Yes, there are justifiable reasons. In the Japanese culture, quality is the one of the most important determinates in choosing a supplier. They ... have an impact on its operations management. We have learned through our class that we studied the Japanese concept of kaizen (continuous improvement) and applied those to our own organizations, even ...

(3 pages) 148 0 2.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Hemp in Japanese Culture

to their pockets!!!!!!!!!!1stJust to give your readers an idea on how well regarded Hemp was in the Japanese culture:I'll provide you with the following:Hemp was traditionally used by Shinto priests, ... ivated. In 1948 when American General of the Army, Douglas Macarthur and his colleagues rewrote the Japanese constitution, they included the Taima Torishimari Hô, the Hemp Control Act.Ironically ...

(15 pages) 74 0 4.6 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Japanese Culture and it's relation to Buddhism

Japanese culture and it's relation to BuddhismBuddhism first touched Japanese society in 552CE, duri ... he visit of the Korean envoy. The brightly colored Buddhist robes that the envoy wore impressed the Japanese aristocrats. Buddhism of this time consisted primarily of an integration of Chinese and Ind ... d primarily of an integration of Chinese and Indian thought during trade on the Silk road. When the Japanese aristocrats first encountered Buddhism they were intrigued, but not universally convinced i ...

(6 pages) 91 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The japanese Kimono and the Chinese Qi Pao

Japanese traditional clothing Kimono plays an important rol in the Japanese culyure. different Kimon ... era(794-1192), and today kimono's meaning is specified as traditional clothing.(Shichi-Go-San). The Japanese culture uses cloting to identify certain stages of a person's life and special occasions an ... tie means he is attending a wedding.As traditional clothing kimono is worn rather frequently in the Japanese culture because of the special yearly events. As mentioned, kimonos are worn during special ...

(6 pages) 37 0 4.1 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Racism in World War II.

Japan was pursuing a united Asian sphere, presented obvious threats to western democratic society. Japanese culture combined with tactics learned from the west to create a military that was unique to ... merica had faced before. Britain and Russia had already been embarrassed in Singapore and the Russo-Japanese war respectively; fostering concern that white supremacy was in jeopardy. Racism was a stap ...

(7 pages) 68 0 4.5 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Was It Justified?

Bomb to kill so many civilians? But beaten and defeated seem to be two very different terms in the Japanese culture. "They would have continued to fight until every last person on the island was dece ... .The Potsdam Proclamation, which demanded the unconditional surrender of Japan, was rejected by the Japanese because it made no mention of Japan's central surrender condition: the status of the empero ...

(6 pages) 109 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Last Samurai"

its peoples mind and hart. Perhaps none of them is as unique and vivid in its traditions as that of Japanese people. However often people from other European and American countries tried to understand ... rences they still find it mysterious and fascinating.One of the cinematographic attempts to explore Japanese culture and history has been a film "Last Samurai." The protagonist (Captain Nathan Algren) ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

How is Japanese culture distinguished from American culture?

the members of a society, which make them distinct and unique from others. In this short essay, the Japanese culture will be compared and contrasted to the US culture in order to manifest its uniquene ... a hamburger, one automatically connotes American culture or when one eats sushi, one thinks of the Japanese culture.Often to some Americans, coming to Japan and adjusting life in Japan can be difficu ...

(4 pages) 92 2 4.4 Feb/2007

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Buddhist Temple

dge search with various keywords ranging from history of Buddhist, Chinese temples architecture and Japanese temple architecture. In Geylang library and National library site, I found a number of good ... I found a number of good books such as: “the roof in Japan Buddhist Architecture”, “Chinese and Japanese art with sections on Korean and Viet Nam”, “Hand book of Japanese Mythology, Religion in ...

(9 pages) 47 0 2.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Ozu Films

eight of the director's frame may be meant to suggest the more relaxed, meditative perspective of a Japanese looking at the world from the floor of a tatami room" (Corrigan, 2001).Ozu film expre ... because those are his main theme to make his film. The titles of his film help audience to imagine Japanese daily life. An Autumn Afternoon is English title and it's translated indirectly. In origina ...

(6 pages) 747 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shadows Of A Family

Shadows of a Family Japanese culture is one that is steeped in tradition. The Japanese only need to go back to their cul ... ollowing the tradition of living together and taking care of their parents. The story's narrator, a Japanese man who lives in California, returns to Japan two years after his mother's death. His relat ... he reasons he doesn't want to move back to Japan. Theses scenarios reflect the Westernization among Japanese children.Although his children are becoming more modern, the father is still living in past ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Japanese Culture: In A League Of Its Own

ry rich culture. Japan, like most other civilizations, developed a language which is known today as Japanese. There are about 2,000 characters, as well as tens of thousands western loan-words, mostly ... s, as well as tens of thousands western loan-words, mostly from English, in the basic vocabulary of Japanese today. Japanese is the language of Japan, and Japan alone making it a strong force which un ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Separation of Religions in Meiji Japan

igions in Meiji JapanBefore the Meiji policy that authorized the separation of Shinto and Buddhism, Japanese religious culture had been to all intents defined by Buddhism. Shrines-based practices were ... understood to be manifestations of the Buddha (Lecture 2/20). Buddhism, which had been integral to Japanese culture for a long period of time, became the target of harsh persecution with the rise of ...

(3 pages) 870 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism