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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 ...

The Yakuza

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper explores the history of Japan's organized crime group and focuses on how it effects the economy. Its ties with business--particularly the real estate business-- and government, is explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

( 6 pp.) The more we learn about history and cultural diversity, the more we learn about the layers of impact that one culture may have on another. It is one of these layers of impact, which we will examine in relationship to western influences on Japan. This will be done with ...

5 pages. In this paper we will define and give a short history of abortion as well as take a look at the pros and cons and the issues and impacts of abortion. This analysis will be done as a comparison of the abortion issues in both the United States and Japan and the ways that each ...

An 8-page paper that examines the influence of Japonisme, a trend stemming from the work of Japanese ukiyo-e artists, on the works of French artists during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Discussed are Japanese master painters Hokusai Katsushika and Hiroshige Ando and the manner in which they influenced the works of French ...

This 6 page essay is written in the disjunctive style; it describes a love/hate relationship with Japan.

A 14 page paper that begins with a brief explanation of colonialism and postcolonialism. The essay goes on to discuss Korea when annexed by Japan and the years following their liberation; the partial colonization of China by Japan and some of the major events following liberation. The essay also discusses Japan, which was never ...

Japan

  • 6 page paper

In 6 pages, the author discusses Japan, giving general information about Japan, its communications, customs, rituals, etc. Japan is a wondrous country filled with a rich cultural heritage and a many customs that are different from those in the Western world. The customs of Japan have generated many "do's and don'ts" ...

The Japanese Economy

  • 7 page paper

7 pages. It goes without saying that the United States is keeping a watchful eye on Asia's economic crisis, staying in constant communication with experts throughout the area to make sure they are aware of any further changes. After Hong Kong stocks plummeted 10.41 percent, sending a jolt through the worldwide financial markets, ...

A 3 page research paper that examines the relationship between language and critical thinking processes. This research suggests that language diversity enhances the brain's ability to process complex thought, yet also that language, in the form of the written word, serves, to some extent, to set boundaries on thought processes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In this well-written 23 page essay, the writer examines in great detail the implications of U.N. Peacekeeping involvement for Japan. Until the early 1990's, the nation had underwent a long period of isolationism which broke under great controversy with the passing of a single act and changed Japan's foreign policy quite drastically. Analyzed are the ...

A 4 page discussion of the emotionally charged issue of Japanese Immigration. The author analyzes two sources on the issues, one written in 1905 and the other in 2002. No additional sources are listed.

Japanese Education

  • 5 page paper

5 pages. Japanese education is based on a rather hybrid set of premises; On one hand, thee are ideas about personal development, individuated by the struggle to succeed as solo units in an examination-based solidarity group in which individual abilities do not stick out. The evolution of this complicated system of learning is discussed herein, and includes the Meiji ...

This 7 page paper explains and examines the local government system in Japan made up principally of prefectures and municipalities. The paper considers the break down of power and responsibilities as well as issues such and decentralization and rationalization. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

This is a 4 page paper discussing crime in Japan and recent government reforms in relation to decreasing the crime rate. A recent increase in the crime rate in Japan over the past decade has prompted the Japanese government to implement improvement policies in the areas of education, employment, increased penalties and monitoring of the ...

EDUCATION IN JAPAN

  • 5 page paper

Examining the truth about the Japanese education system, this paper attempts to examine some of the myths that surround such education. Topics discussed include "returnee students," students of parents whose work had caused them to leave Japan on a temporary basis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 7 page paper discusses the role of mothers in socializing and educating their children, with particular emphasis on Japan. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This is a 16 page paper on education reform in Lithuania, Japan and Canada. The paper includes an outline and summary/introduction as well. Within the last decade, the countries of Lithuania, Japan and Canada have seen a great many education reforms. While in some cases, there are similar characteristics and trends in the reforms, in ...

A 17 page research paper examining the Japanese educational system, focusing on the government-controlled elementary curriculum. Though the Japanese high school system is in reform to upgrade their levels of achievement scores in the humanities, the entire world is aware that the Japanese scores in science and mathematics are consistently the highest in the ...

11 pages in length. Throughout Japan's history, women have typically been represented as a combination of an oppressed yet liberated gender, inasmuch as there have long existed significant patriarchal overtones. While there has historically been a certain population of Japanese women who have held high social position due to their business or personal ...

A 3 page review of the book by Kenneth Henshall. The author of this paper asserts that this book is not the typical exploration of Japanese society that we have come to expect from the modern press. The book distinguishes itself from the vast majority of the work written on Japan and her ...

5 pages in length. A significant component of Japan's industrialization can be traced back to the textile industry of the nineteenth century, whereby Japanese rulers were prepared to do just about anything to stay away from the influence of Western advancement. Utilizing a labor force comprised of mostly the female gender, Tsurumi (1992) ...

5 pages in length. Myriad Westerners and Japanese men have the distinct image of Japanese women being dependent upon their husbands and completely devoted to their families -- basically, anything but ambitious. In many ways, however Japanese women hold equal and sometimes even more powerful positions than their male counterparts do, which illustrates ...

This is a 6 page paper discussing the treatment and internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Canadians lived as commercial fishermen, miners, forester, and merchants and were allowed to join the armed forces to fight for Canada. After the attack on Pearl Harbor however, the Canadian ...

A 7 page overview of Japanese governmental and societal structure, her relationship with the U.S., and how these factors have influenced her economy. This paper emphasizes that Japan’s emphasis on education industrialization has paid off in one of the highest per-capita incomes, and standards of living, in the Asian world. It notes, however, ...

24 pages in length. The fall of Tokugawa bakufu, the foundation of more than two hundred and fifty years of peaceful existence, was caused in great part to the detrimental impact of Western Imperialism, which compelled the government to refashion its way of operating to reflect something wholly foreign. The intimidation factor was ...

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