Modernization of Japan Research Paper by RightRiters

Modernization of Japan
This paper explores the transformation of Japan into a modern society and culture.
# 23685 | 1,660 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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The paper begins by discussing Japan's long history of tradition and its structure and composition of society before modernization. The paper studies barriers that impeded the country's entry into the modern world - the role of Japanese women, unawareness of the most important technological advances of the 20th century and arts, entertainment and the geisha culture. Next, the paper examines the Meiji era and Japan's abrupt transformation to modernity. The paper concludes by looking at how Japan has managed to retain its traditions while becoming part of the modern world.

From the Paper:

"The word "modernize" is defined in the American Heritage Dictionary as: to make modern in appearance, style or character; to accept or adopt modern ways, ideas or style. If we utilize this definition to explain modernization, we can assume that the term refers to the application of such an action in a particular instance. At any given point in time, "modern" pertains to the latest developments in the area of discussion.

The modernization of a culture is often a difficult undertaking; the degree of difficulty involved corresponds to the rate at which that culture has developed. One of the most incredible modernization processes in the world's history occurred over less than half a century, in the still-enigmatic country of Japan."

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