Culture and Religion in Japan
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This paper provides some background on Japan and then discusses the influence of the West on Japanese culture. The paper specifically looks at economics and crime, society and life, people and values, food, theater and art and finally, religion. The paper concludes that Japan is considered one of the most secular countries of the world that has effectively managed the blend of the traditional and the technological to create a society that is safe and secure, compared to other developed nations around the world.
From the Paper:"As the richest industrialized nation in Asia, it was the envy of its neighbors, who strove to emulate Japan's success. Now it seems that Japan's neighbors have learned only too well, as Malaysia, China, and other Asian countries provide stiff competition with competing markets. (The Economist -1994)
Crime in Japan doesn't even begin to approach the criminal level of the United States. The attacker knows most victims of violent crime, with incidence so low that a murder makes national news. (Weinstein, 1992)
"Although it's mainly the older generation that is bewildered by this new Japan, the older generation cannot be ignored: Japan has one of the fastest aging populations in the world; by 2015, it's predicted that a full one-fourth of its people will be older than 65."
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Culture and Religion in Japan (2003, October 12) Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/culture-and-religion-in-japan-36535/
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