Constitution of Japan

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  • Avatar Film Analysis

    the movies are racially motivated. The Last Samurai is one of the popular multicultural movies in the world. In the movie, A U.S general stands for native Japanese and fights against government. People might think this movie is awesome because nobody thinks that a white man with sword leads samurai army to fight against to the Japanese government. However, some people seriously think that it shows the pattern of the “White Messiah” films like Avatar. In the movie, Captain Nathan Algren, a U.S. general, encourages samurais, native Japanese, to fight against to enormous enemies. In the samurai village, when Algren is captured by samurais, he understands their culture and knows that samurais want to stop trade agreements between U.S. and Japan. Before the civil war, he gets reputations and a special sword from samurais. During the war, he manages his army like a Japanese general and kills a lot of well-armed enemies. After the war, Algren cannot win the war, but he stops trade agreements by giving an impression to the Japanese emperor. If Sangupta sees this movie, she would mention that Native Japanese soldiers need nothing from Algren. Samurais don’t have military technology like Gatling gun and canon. However, they have “swords and arrows” that can be used properly in their forest, not a place without trees and obstacles. The “White Messiah” film makes stereotype racially because it always shows a white character becoming a hero in a tribe. When Algren is captured by…

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  • Japan's Culture

    An island nation straddled along the Pacific coast of Asia, modern Japan is home to over 126 million people. Of those, 38 million live in Japan’s capital of Tokyo (Central Intelligence Agency, 2016). Japanese people share a distinctive culture. According to the U.S. Army Doctrine Reference Publication 5-0 (2012), culture is best described as, “shared beliefs, values, norms, customs, behaviors, and artifacts members of a society use to cope with the world and each other”. Japan’s culture…

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  • Nationalism In Japanese Nationalism

    nationalists in Japan but the influence of nationalists in Japan is well shown in Matthew’s article, “the country 's Self Defense Forces (SDF) are increasing dramatically their expenditures on missile defense, requesting $1.2 billion for it in 2004, nine times more than the total spent from 1999 to 2003.” The cause of the dramatic increase in the expenditures cannot really be considered as increase in global conflicts but rather as nationalist influence from high Japanese officials, preparing a…

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  • Summary: The Nuclear Threat Of North Korea

    declaring itself a nuclear state. North Korea employs the policy, byunjin in which the state pursuits nuclear power and economic development (28; 29). North Korea has been an ominous and uncanny neighbor for Japan. Many Japanese citizens have been kidnaped by North Korea, which is the long lasting unsolved diplomatic issue between Japan and North Korea, giving Japan an impression that North Korea is a state where international common sense does not apply. Besides, geographical proximity makes…

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  • Japanese Urbanization

    smaller spaces. Other aspects that often occur while a nation is rising is militarization along with social and educational reforms. Japan followed this path and did not leave the course of “normal”, national behavior until the 1900s when it became as imperial power. One of the aspects that deviated Japan from its original route was the hatred…

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  • Japan Vs Cambodia

    Both Japan and Cambodia are countries which belong to Asia, the largest continent on Earth. On the other hand, based on the term “geographical realm”, they are in different realms. One is in East Asia, and the other is in Southeast Asia. They also have the distinction in many aspects such as physical pattern, history, population features, economic and political issues, and socio-cultural issues. The characteristics of Japan and Cambodia will be explored obviously by looking at the similarities…

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  • Shinto Religion

    Shinto is an ethnic, Japanese religion. Shinto is also referred to as Kam-no-Michi: “the way of Gods.” It is an assortment of beliefs and ritual practices focused on creating a connection between present day Japan and its ancient past. Early Shinto practices were first recorded in the 8th century, but these writings did not refer to Shinto necessarily as “organized religion” but rather a collection of beliefs and mythology. Shintos believes that nature is exact with the divine. Shinto…

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  • State Shinto Influence On Japanese Culture

    Religion is additionally an important element and dimension the makes up the Japanese culture. Japan’s religious background is not always easy to grasp and can consequently present itself as unclear to western cultures. Outside of the indigenous spirituality of Shintoism, Buddhism arrived in Japan from Korea around the 6th Century, while the minority religion of Christianity was brought to Japan ten centuries later by Jesuit missionaries (Crane, Bruce, Salmon, Eich, & Brandewie, 2012). Japan’s…

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  • Cultural Differences Between China And Japan

    What does one think when they hear the two nations “China” and “Japan?” Most will conclude that they are both Asian countries and believe they are alike. However, this assumption is incorrect. Chinese and Japanese’s generations were built on two separate cultural backgrounds. Between the two territories, they are both designed with two different styles of government. Not only the culture and government are diverse, but there is a contrast between China and Japan’s daily expectations such as…

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  • Soft Power Case Study

    Case Study 1.1 Definition of Soft Power and How Japan Implement its Soft Power. Power is a capability to do something in order to achieved what people want. In international relations, power could be defined as the a potentiality of a country to achieve the national interest within international dimension (Keohane & Nye, 1998, p. 86). Moreover, there two types of power, these are hard power and soft power. Hard power is the ability of a nation to get something that the country needs in an…

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