Government System In Japan

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Japan is an island nation in East Asia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean and it borders China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. The government system in Japan is a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy; the chief of state is the emperor, and the head of government is the prime minister. Japanese people believe in democratic governance and administrations. According to Field (2014), a parliamentary government is comprised of ministers from one or more political parties. The Prime Minister is elected from the legislative branch directly and if the Parliament does not like the Prime Minister, they can cast a vote of no confidence and replace him. Unlike a presidential system, a parliamentary system has the
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People of this culture are easily accepted into the public sphere (Satterlee, 2014). However, it is extremely difficult to get into the private sphere. Japanes’ believe working in groups and solving the quality problems through quality circles. Their personal experiences overlap work. The consistent practices of quality in the Japanese culture has become global standards across the many countries. They believe in long term relationships with work. They put emphasis on group harmony and socialization after hours. Individuals like to deal with problems indirectly. Additionally, they are a neutral culture. Commonly, they do not demonstrate or show emotions. They are known to maintain self-control, calm, and intellectual. Logic is their focus in decision-making. Typically, they do not disclose what they are thinking are how they feel. Japan has an Ascription culture. According Satterlee (2014), they derive their status from what they have accomplished. Power, position, and title are important in their culture. Moreover, Japan has synchronic culture. In line with Satterlee (2014), they are accustomed to doing several things at a time. Time is valued when it is flexible and intangible. Being an external culture, the belief that humankind and nature should operate harmoniously is imperative (Satterlee, 2014). They conceived that they should work with nature in …show more content…
However, Shinto and Buddhism are the two major religions followed there. Shinto is the largest religion in Japan but still very few people identify themselves as Shintoists, since the meaning for people have changed. Buddhism consists of the teachings of Buddha, mainly that of Greater vehicle. Christianity is also followed in Japan but the religion does not form majority. According to Satterlee (2014), Shinto is an ancient Japanese religion. It has no real founder no real scriptures, no body of religious law, and a very loosely organized priesthood. The Japanese have assimilated shrines into their homes permitting them to worship on their own time and own terms. The Japanese visit ancestral gravesites ritually and have a custom of honoring their dead. Each year in August, the Japanese take time off to pay homage to their dead. Borup (2015) noted that according to Japanese, Christianity and nineteenth-century theological implications that focus on doctrines, faith, engagement, membership, and mono-affiliation do not correspond with the ideas and practices, which could be characterized as religious. Japanese spirituality is related to individual, inner purification, transformation, and to be self-induced, imposed, or mediated by charismatic persons by means of non-intellectual insight or non-empirical forces such as, energy, power, and superhuman beings. Spirituality is used as an analytical concept to

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