Essays and Research Papers on Japan & Japanese Issues

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This 6 page paper discusses Japanese values and how they impact the business culture of the nation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 6 page paper. Philosophical considerations aside, member states in an international institution do now have the same amount of power. An example involving NATO is used to demonstrate this fact. The paper then discusses the failure of the League of Nations and the success of the United Nations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

9 pages in length. The author reviews the fact that it is unlikely that there will be a Pax Nipponica in the near future. This is largely due to the fact that the United States hegemon was purported to be in decline; however this statement is a bit premature as the United States still wields much power. ...

The Meiji Restoration

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper looks at this important period in Japanese history when the Emperor Meiji was restored to power in Japan, and the changes which resulted from his rule. The paper includes discussion on the reforms such as education, trade and war. The long-term costs are also discussed with reference to world war two. ...

Japanese Religion

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page overview of Japan's primary religions. These include Shinto, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The author of this paper emphasizes that these religions have merged over time into one distinctive Japanese religion. The various elements of each, however, remain distinctive in that religion. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Japanese Religion

  • 3 page paper

This is a 3 page paper explaining contemporary Japanese religion. The paper also includes mild tutorial language and is in language suitable for a letter to a friend in regards to explaining “what Japanese religion is”. Unlike the practices of Western religions, lifestyles of the contemporary Japanese may not always reveal the influence of religion ...

4 pages in length. When examining the changes that have occurred in Japan's overall economic factors, kinship structure, social affiliations, political networks and ideology/religion, it becomes quite clear the significant transformation that has taken place over the past century. Indeed, the extent to which these areas have experienced tremendous change is both grand ...

An 8 page research paper that discusses Japanese culture from the perspective of how cultural beliefs and norms impact nursing. The writer discusses, briefly, Japanese history, heath beliefs, societal orientation, non-verbal communication, and religion. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 7 page report discusses the fact that there are approximately 311 million Buddhists in the world and approximately four million people who define Shinto as their primary belief system. The point is made that, in Japan, many millions more participate in Shinto ceremonies or celebrations than those who profess it as a religion. Understanding that fact ...

Musui's Story

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. Musui's Story tells of the life of a samurai in the lower class of his society who gave up the aspirations expected of him in order to learn from those who were beneath him according to societal rules of the time. It is a fact that religion in society played a role ...

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the history of the spread of Christianity in Japan. This paper outlines the major influences that lead to the spread of Western religion in Asia. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 3 page paper that discuses the Naturalization Act of 1790 and its effect on the Japanese population. This act decreed that only whites could become naturalized citizens. Takaki's book is used as a basis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 10 page overview of the history and impacts of the destruction of Hiroshima in 1945. This paper demonstrates the physical destruction that occured and the lasting implications of this kind of action. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 5 page research paper examines the history of Japanese immigration from the 1880s to 1924. Japanese immigrants to the US endured racial hostility and legal persecution at the federal, state and local level, as legislation was passed that sanctions the fears and biases of white populations (Mitchell 666). Examination of this period shows ...

This 3 page research paper discusses elements that pertain to ancient Japanese architectural history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines and discusses three turning points in Japan’s modern history. Bibliography lists 1 source.

An in-depth, 10 page look at the sources and outcomes of U.S. trade conflict with Japan in modern history.

A 10 page paper which presents a review of 5 separate books that detail the history of the Samurai. The books reviewed are "The Samurai: A Military History" by Stephen Turnbull, "The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Meaning of Modern Japan" by Eiko Ikegami, "Samurai Warfare" by Stephen Turnbull, "Warrior Rule ...

A 2 page overview of the article published in the Journal of World History. Notes that this article is far more than just another history article. Emphasizes that instead it is an observation of the ecological destruction which went hand in hand with silk roads, that series of trade routes linking China, Europe ...

A 7 page research paper that examines how World War II caused fundamental changes in Japanese society. Prior to WWII, Japan was an authoritarian state where the individual had few rights. After WWII and the Allied occupation, the sovereignty of the Japanese state rested with the people for the first time in their history. The ...

A 5 page critique of the 1997 completely revised edition of this book on the Japanese criminal justice system. This paper discusses Bayley’s contentions that the low crime rate enjoyed by Japan is more related to a reflection of Japanese history and the traditions, morality, and culture which resulted over that history than it ...

10 page report that provides an overview of the history, causes, and possible solutions to the United State's trade conflicts with Japan (as they specifically relate to the auto industry). Twelve references include multiple journal sources.

Russian Border Guards

  • 18 page paper

An 18 page research paper that examines the past and present of the Russian border guard. The writer details the history of the guard and how they maintained the 'Iron curtain' for the former Soviet Union and then details how the guard has changed with the demise of the USSR. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Samurai (1600, 1800)

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper on the differences between the original samurai and the “last” samurai, as well as the history that brought the change about. The writer studies the Tokugawa and Meiji periods, and some of the events leading to modern Japan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

8 pages. The different cultures we find in the world today are not only interesting but are extremely important if we are to understand other countries, their beliefs, and remain on friendly terms with them. It is important to preserve these myriad cultures and traditions, for this is what makes up the history of our world. Bibliography lists ...

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