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  • Differences Between American And Japanese Culture

    Part One There are many differences between the American and Japanese culture. One must never assume that any one culture is the same, even if the two culture appear similar on the surface. American and Japanese cultures appear similar on the surface. But if one looks any deeper than surface level, it is very easy to see that the two cultures are as different as any two cultures can be. In this section three key differences will be discussed between American and Japanese culture. The author will also discuss barriers of sharing the gospel in the Japanese culture. First, Japan is a collectivist nation (Rogers and Steinfatt, 87). This means that Japanese citizens are group minded. When a decision in is made in Japanese culture there is a great deal of time spent on considering what is best for the group as a whole. This is completely different than the American individualistic mindset. In America there is more of an emphasis put on the induvial. One of the most important ideas in Japanese culture is Harmony (Rogers and Steinfatt, 87). The typical Japanese citizen would go about their day trying to promote harmony…

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  • Kakinomoto Hitomaro Analysis

    Hitomaro’s poem is important in it’s own right, it is vital to understand the cultural context in which it took place. Thus, to further understand one of “the most touching poems in any language,” it is vital to explore the ancient Japanese view of death in relation to American beliefs and in relation to Hitomaro’s poem (461). Westerners seem to exclusively believe death to be a touchy subject while Asians believe death can have multiple interpretations. In America, funerals are somber…

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  • Analysis Of My Individualism, By Souseki Natsume

    In Japan, he is often admitted the greatest writer in modern Japanese history. He has had a profound effect on almost all of important Japanese writers…

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  • American Culture Vs Japanese Culture

    you have Japan that has thousands of years of history and deep sense of tradition. Then you have America when put into comparison to Japan. When it comes to age is like a child and American culture is consistently changing and being influenced. I am not saying that Japanese culture has not changed over the years, but America is a melting pot, meaning that is influenced by hundreds of different ideas and beliefs making these two countries almost like night and day. One big example about the…

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  • No-No Boy Ichiro Character Analysis

    During World War Two, millions of Japanese-Americans were imprisoned. The American Government were worried about Japanese citizens attacking the United States in their homeland. One reason why the Japanese-Americans were imprisoned was due the citizens choosing to be no-no boys. No-no boys are Japanese-Americans that choose to answer, in questionnaires, no for two particular questions. The two questions were, would you serve in the armed forces of the United States and would you swear to be…

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  • I Learned To Study Mathematics Using Only Japanese In School

    Sometimes it is hard to explain my idea because I studied math using only Japanese in school. Although I tried to learn English math words before coming to the U.S, explaining complicated things in a foreign language is not easy. However, I was relieved that minor English mistakes are not problems because my mentor listens to me patiently. Once I come back to Japan, I would like to continue to study more so that I will be able to explain my idea using math words smoothly. On the contrary, I do…

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  • Theme Of Prejudice In The Heart Of A Samurai

    appearance issues created prejudices exhibited by the Japanese and the “barbarians”. The Japanese people called Americans the “foreign devils—the barbarians” (4). Fear was created in the Japanese because of their unfamiliarity with the American customs. In the book, the Japanese felt the Americans’ customs made them barbarians. They killed animals for shoes (26). Americans sat on benches rather than the floor (31). They used a fork to eat rather than…

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  • Reflective Essay: Diversity And Culture

    4.1 When I finally left home I realized how closed off I was to the rest of the world around me. With little diversity and culture represented in my Massachusetts home; it was a bit of a culture shock arriving in New York City. Here; different cultures are represented, various opinions are presented, and social norms are rejected. With this refreshing outlook on life, I believe it is necessary to get outside of your comfort zone and become aware of your surroundings. Back in my home town of…

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  • J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Father Of The Atomic Bomb

    Robert Oppenheimer was born in New York City in 1904 (Oppenheimer). In A Life Inside the Center, by Ray Monk, Monk states that Oppenheimer came from a family of affluence; he was raised in an upscale apartment overlooking the Hudson River. Oppenheimer was raised by a team of hired workers, from nurses to chauffeurs, maids and cooks – Oppenheimer was well cared for (Monk 25). According to NPR, a site funded through unbiased forces, Oppenheimer’s father, Julius, emigrated from Germany as a Jewish…

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  • Bank Experience Essay

    1. Rushed (Current Bank Experience) My first experience with selecting my current bank draws back to my first day at university. I created an account, on paper, at a tent during the welcome week celebration. The experience was quite rushed and informal. I had numerous questions and concerns. I have never had to deal with my own finances before, and I was quite nervous. However even though the rushed process, the bank was quite accredited and well-known so I didn 't mind and felt safe inputting…

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