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    demographics, city administration structures, geographical locales, infrastructure and public facility configuration, and economic systems, among other city aspects and factors. Employing data collection and high level thinking skills, research is carried out to compare and contrast two Asian megacities. In particular, this city report presents the differences and similarities between Hong Kong and Tokyo with respect to cultural orientations, economics configurations, environmental issues, population demographics, and religion as well as socio-political culture. Geographical Locations and Demographic Profiles Hong Kong is an eastern Asia megacity on China’s southern coast. It is geographically encompassed by the South China Sea to the south and by a narrow water body (separating the megacity from the Kowloon Peninsula at the mouth of Pearl River Delta) to the north. The megacity, which has two hundred and sixty peninsulas and territorial islands, has a population of approximately 7.23 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau (2014). This population is distributed over a land area of about 1100 square kilometers (approximately 426 square…

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    Heian Golden Age Analysis

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    plan to restore Imperial Rule) Tokyo replaced Kyoto as Japan’s capital. Despite the many damages Kyoto endured, the city on the Honshu island is burning with cultural reemergence from the past despite the push for modernization. Walking down the streets of Kyoto, an onlooker can come to appreciate the traditional wooden houses, Buddhist temples, imperial palaces, gardens, etc. which were seen centuries ago. I choose Kyoto,Japan because it was home to the emergence of Japanese culture and it’s…

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    Dojoji Play Analysis

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    Midterm Assignment – Dojoji (Noh) For my assignment I have chosen to analyse the second act of the Noh play Dojoji, author unknown, translated by Donald Keane. The common and recurring themes of Noh, gender and religion, are hugely prevalent in this piece, and my selected section of the play illustrates this well. Noh, derived from the Sino-Japanese word for “skill” or “talent” is the oldest form of major theatre art still regularly performed today. Popular performance modes of the 10th and…

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    Introduction Japan, in the nineteenth century, has gone through much reform. Prior to the Meiji Period, much of what the citizens knew was based around farming and agriculture . Japan had not yet explored trade with other countries, aside from China, which happened during the Taika Reform. The Taika Reform, happening in mid-sixth century, “opened Japan to the incorporation of new ideas and institutions from China .” Many scholars associate the Meiji Reform to the Taika Reform, although the…

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    Royal Ontario Museum: Friday Night Live Located in Toronto, Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum features the event “Friday Night Live” (FNL), run by Carrie Martin, vice president of programs, events and commercial services. Martin is responsible for creating a marketing plan that advertises this event in a distinctive, unique and profitable way. The overall increase in competition within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has generated concern as to whether the ROM night event can sustain their…

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    Diversity Brampton is a diverse and vibrant city. In Brampton there are approximately of over 600,00 people and is the ninth largest city in Canada, the fourth largest in Ontario and the third largest in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). “It is a multicultural city which consists of 209 distant ethnic backgrounds, and 89 different languages” (Unknown, 2014, p. 15). Immigration is an endless growth of diversification in Brampton. Statics show, in 2011, forty-nine percent of Brampton’s population is…

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    In 2010, the study revealed some subtle but positive changes: in total, 14% of 3,347 leaders examined were members of visible minority groups. This year, an analysis of the same institutions revealed that 483 of a total of 3,330 leadership positions, or 14.5%, are held by members of visible minority groups. This represents a gradual, but significant, increase (8%) in the diversity of leaders in the Greater Toronto Area over the last three years. RESEARCH QUESTION 1. Is racially discrimination…

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    Korean Self Image Essay

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    During the decades of Japanese colonial rule, Korean self image underwent significant changes. Due to the rapid modernization brought about by the Japanese takeover, Korean culture became significantly more nationalistic. Nationalism refers to the process of desiring a nation’s well-being and autonomy as though it were your personal interest. The Korean self-image of scholars and politicians during the time of colonial rule was one which desired power, autonomy, and held a fierce sense of…

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    Tenmyouya Hisashi Essay

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    Since the Meiji era to our Modern era, Nihonga was changed and Tenmyouya Hisashi created Neo-Nihonga to break out of this rut that Japanese painters have been stuck in and now wants to shake everything up for this new age. Wanting Neo-Hihonga to break free of that structure that Hihonga was given over 120 years ago and create something new and fresh. Tenmyouya Hisashi went as far as to create a whole new style called “BASARA” “which is extravagant as well as extraordinary which embodies a…

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    When the elephant disappears, his sense of balance and unity disappears along with it.2 The sense of unity symbolizes Japanese society as a whole entity, with its unique cultural values and beliefs, but all slowly vanishes as Japan moves towards a homogenized society. Through the use of magic realism, the narrator in The Elephant Vanishes gives the reader a sense of individuality, “I had had my own private interest…and I keep a scrapbook with every clipping I could find on it ” shows he…

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