Analysis of Japan's Culture Research Paper

Analysis of Japan's Culture
An analysis of Japan's history and culture.
# 153908 | 2,556 words | 0 sources | 2014 | US
Published on Jun 16, 2014 in Business (International)

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The thesis of this paper is: The culture of Japan affects the economic and political system, customs, infrastructure, depopulation, cultural dimensions, and the ability of immigrants to adapt to local culture

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"The four islands that make up Japan are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu (Tidmarsh,2006). Due to urbanization the flora and fauna of Japan has been greatly diminished. Japan lies in one of the most earthquake regions prone of the world. Japan lacks natural resources.
"The history of Japan is highly influenced by the mainland Chinese. It is theorized that Chinese and other mainland Asians came to Japan 30,000 years ago. The early Japanese learned how to cultivate rice, manipulate iron, and weave cloth from the Chinese. The Japanese later imported their writing system, calendar, porcelain making, silk making, paper making, and the Buddhist religion from Japan circa the fourth century A.D.(Tidmarsh,2006).
"An emperor, thought to be divine, ruled Japan until the late twelfth century. This is known as the Heian period in which peace and the arts began to evolve. In the twelfth century this period ended with the rise of the shoguns. Shoguns were feudal lords trained in military combat. During this period powerful feudal families would battle one another to become the ruling Shogun family. The last shogun family Tokugawa, ruled from 1600 A.D to 1868 A.D which is known as the Edo era.
"Isolationism from the world was imposed by the Tokugawa clan during the Edo period. Foreigners were expelled, Christianity and trade were banned, and the Japanese people were forbidden to leave. In 1853 America forced Japan to participate in international trade (Tidmarsh,2006). This began to weaken the Shogun's power. In 1868 the ruling Shogun was defeated and the emperor was restored to full power with the aid of pro imperial forces (Tidmarsh,2006).
"Japan sided with allies in the First World War. There was a rise of nationalism and adhering to strict Japanese values surged in the thirties. Japan began wars with Manchuria and China to claim more land (Tidmarsh,2006). Japan fought against the allies and the U.S ended the war with Japan by dropping two nuclear bombs."

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