Greater Tokyo Area

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  • USAd Jap A Comparative Analysis

    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

    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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  • Cultural Diversity In Brampton

    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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  • Korean Self Image Essay

    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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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Taika Reform

    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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  • Dojoji Play Analysis

    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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  • The Elephant Vanishes Symbolism

    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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  • Tenmyouya Hisashi Essay

    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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  • Women In Mary Wollstonecraft's The Social Contract

    industrialize city with too “many stimuli.” Meiji Era brought about many changes to Japan, but as with other countries that underwent industrialization and modernization, only certain parts experience change. Sanshiro’s hometown in the countryside is vastly less affected by this change than Tokyo. Back home, he has a family, the “only natural” society, according to Rousseau, but in the city, Sanshiro has to submit to other people, and to an industrialize society. He is restricted to a new…

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  • Naomi By Henry Ship Analysis

    the story reaches the scene of learning dancing from Countess Aleksandra Shlemskaya, this can match to the Russo-Japan war. There are 2 reasons for match Countess Aleksandra Shlemskaya to Russo-Japan war. The first reason is directly because the Countess is from Russia. Meanwhile, it is the time that Naomi gains the independence and power to go outside. As we know, the result of Russo-Japan war is that Japan was allowed to develop independently. The Great Kanto Earthquake can be assigned as the…

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