Changing Japanese Culture Essay by The Research Group

Changing Japanese Culture
A look at traditional vs. modern lifestyles, generational conflict, economics, women's roles, aging population, work ethic, housing and leisure.
# 21470 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2003 in Anthropology (Asian) , Asian Studies (General)


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"Conformity within a society means that there are certain norms, laws, and traditions that people are expected to follow or they will face some form of social or physical castigation. Independence within a society means a deviation from accepted norms or modes of behavior. Since most contemporary societies are comprised of a diverse ethnic and racial population, there is usually room for some independent thought or action--if only because of the plurality of customs practiced. Of course, some customs, such as a society's laws, necessarily mandate conformity. In a society such as Japan's, which does not have a diverse population--being mainly comprised of Japanese--conformity to a particular set of customs, norms, and traditions have been more marked, and deviation from these modes of behavior has begun to surface only in the last several decades. This..."

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