There is a distinct difference between reading about a culture in a textbook and experiencing it in person. Despite having amassed nearly four years of Japanese instruction in high school, nothing could have properly prepared me for the cultural shock I experienced when I arrived in Japan. If it were not for my wonderful group leader constantly chiming in with helpful cultural notes like how the Japanese are usually quiet on public transportation (as opposed to New York City subways, of which I am very familiar with), and how the Japanese rarely exchange money hand-to-hand and instead use trays, I would have probably offended one Japanese person too many. However, by the time I arrived back to the States, I was once again subjected to another cultural shock—I had actually become so immersed in Japanese culture that I was unaccustomed to American culture by the time I returned! Learning to follow and respect the social customs of Japanese society has instilled within me a deeper appreciation and understanding of cultures other than my own. In addition to my group leader, my group members were truly the backbone of this life-changing experience. Not only were we teenagers who shared the common struggle of being immersed in a foreign culture, we were also teenagers who were ecstatic about being in a country whose culture and people we loved (many since childhood!) We would constantly muse on and on about how we were extremely excited to soak in all the sights, smells, and tastes of Japan (and of course, those serendipitous gusts of winds during the infamous hot and humid Japanese summer!) My favorite part of this experience was, by far, the…
LV in Japan
1. Each student will read the case(s) ahead of time before attending to the class.
2. Your group will be assigned to one or several questions in class.
3. After a thorough group discussion, your group will outline/summarize your answers into a PPT file and drop it onto the Blackboard’s drop-box.
4. Your group will present and lead the discussion of the question(s) assigned to you. Although the group in charge will be the major discussants for the assigned question(s)…
Japan, like other third-wave civilizations, borrowed a lot from one of the old and big civilizations as it was starting to develop and making its place in the new world. But however, Japan was very unique and different from other small and new civilizations since it adopted many things from China but changed and mingled those things with its own native beliefs. Most of the new civilizations after 600 CE adopted a lot from old civilizations; but however, they just copied their different systems to…
Japan is one of the world’s economic giants coming in 3rd place. Its total economic output is exceeded only by that of the United States. The Japanese manufacturers a wide variety of products, including auto mobiles, computers, steel, television sets and textiles. The countries factories have some of the most advanced equipment in the world. Japan has few natural resources. Japan imports many of raw materials needed for industry and export finishing manufacturing goods. Japan a small…
December 2, 2014
Japan: Sushi Economy
The Sushi Economy
is a reading about the first
international tour of sushi’s journey in the global market. It takes you
through the massive street markets in Tokyo of Tsukiji market. There
they sell millions of dollars of fish each day. It gives off distinctive
flavors of chef’s being watched as they show the makings of sushi. It’s
the way of uncovering the behind the scenes and history of sushi from…
TRIP TO JAPAN
Japan is an appreciative and cultured country. It is an island
nation in East Asia. It nears China, Korea, and Taiwan. It is a
historical country, so there are numerous monuments about ancient
events. Japan is also a traditional country. So far, they retain their
ancestor’s cultures. What’s more, it has an amusement park. If you
want to visit Japan, there are more informations for you.
First of all, if you are concerned about money, I introduce…
Chemical aftermath: contamination and cleanup following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
20 November 2012
Did Japan do enough to protect the First Responders and clean-up personnel?
This article was written after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that spawned the tsunami that devastated the coastline of Japan. It is critical of the protective measures that were provided to the First Responders and clean-up personnel that responded to that disaster. It covers…
There are three major periods in the Later Japan era; Muromachi, Momoyama, and Edo. Muromachi is the first period, in which the Ashikaga family gained control in 1338. In 1392 they reunited Northern and Southern Japan and retained their grasp for one hundred fifty years. Because local warlords, called daimyo, retained a large degree of power, they were able to strongly influence political events and cultural trends during this time. Rivalry between daimyo, whose power increased in relation to the…
they all face the social injustice as both Katayama and Itō Noe face the restraint from the government. For Marxian socialism, they are experiencing the great suppress from the government. The government uses any method to control or arrest the leader of the movement as Katayama described, "but the government wanted to arrest all socialists known to the authorities, especially on occasions when the Emperor or the Crown Prince went out." Government warns and monitors the socialism in order to prevent…
Natthima Sonsoem, Anyesha Mahaptra
University of New Haven
This Case study provides an insight to the fluctuations experienced in the currency of Japan, Yen from the late 1990’s to recent years. Japan follows the floating currency monetary policy due to which there is no measures taken on to control the fluctuations. Japan experienced magnificent growth through the 60's, 70's, and 80's leading into the 90's beginning. In the late 1990's, Japan’s economy marked its growth significantly…