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    Japanese Atrocities

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    Japanese War was one of great importance for the world as a whole. It is said to have been fought from 1937 till 1945 but many argue that this strife was much longer than those dates would imply. Not only did this war largely impact relations between Japan and China, but it made public many of the atrocities that the Japanese committed against the Chinese. While these atrocities had been ongoing for decades, if not centuries, the rest of the world only found out around this time period. While…

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    Japanese Wartime Crimes

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    publishing state-authored textbooks. In 1952, new non-governmental history textbooks published by seven different presses started to enter Japanese middle schools. The attitudes of these books toward Japanese wartime crimes are very diversed (See the Figure 5). Most textbooks demonstrate their ablility to make wartime content as short as posshible. For example, the one published by Nippon Shoseki only has three pages for the history of the Japanese modern wartimes. Considering…

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    Global Interaction

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    History is comprised of alliances and oppositions, both of which can be achieved only through interactions amongst other empires, kingdoms, or other geographical areas. However, there is much more relevance to global interactions than simply that. Global interactions are the prime source of cultural diffusion, or the spread of ideas, beliefs, and cultural activities from one group of people to another. This often leads to adaptations of new traditions, religions, languages and many other…

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    between two powerful clans (Hosokawa and Yamana), Japan had hence been divided into warring states. This period in history had marked the shoguns' decline in power, both militarily and politically, as well as the rise in "influential feudal lords" called Daimyos, who took advantage of the political disturbance and eventually replaced the shoguns in terms of leadership. Local Daimyos and Warlord desperately vied for the control over different regions of Japan for the next century and a half…

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    Country Analysis Of Japan

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    Japan Country Analysis Japan is one of the most popular countries in the world, which has a history of more than one thousand years. Notably, the country has been involved in difference occurrences such as wars, natural disasters, economic turmoil and expansion. Although there were different consequences against the country, but its government was able to manage Japan to survive and growing for many centuries. During the 15th century, Japan was experienced in different civil wars. These…

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    Hom Shinto Essay

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    Japan is a small country, which is home to 127 million people. Japan is off the coast of Asia, separated by China by the east, or Japanese sea. The kanji characters that make Japan’s name translate to “sun origin”, which has caused Japan to often be called the land of the rising sun. Japan’s flag consists of a white background with an iconic red orb in the centre, which represents the sun from which its popular nickname is derived. Japan is a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch or…

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    during its development in the past and present. Religion could be seen in Japanese daily life throughout the whole of Japan through theater, literature, the arts, and even history. Even before Japanese was unified or even though as a nation, Japan had developed its own religion by this time. Shinto originated early Japan and has had a great influenced in the development of Japan as a whole. As stated by historian Paul Varley in his book Japanese Culture, Shinto has a rich mythology and is…

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    returning to Korea (Robinson 23). While the loyal family of Korea even including King Kojong fled to Russia for their safety after the assassination of Queen Min by the Japanese samurais, and majority of parliament members of Korea siding with the Japan after the assassination of prominent officials as Kim Hongjip and O Yunjung, Philip Jaesohn and other members formed the private organization with the support from the soviets “to discuss policy issues and reform proposals” (Robinson23). By…

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    Shinto Influence

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    books where ancient myths, religious teachings, beliefs and history originate from. These texts are an accumulation of oral teachings and ancient myth which have been put into words and documented. These books are not singularly compiled of Shinto beliefs. Due to these books being recorded in the 8th century there were many influences from Buddhism and Confucianism which have their on contribution to these texts. These beliefs and history are constructed from: The Kojiki, the record of Ancient…

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    The samurai are some of the most well known and recognizable figures found in history. But how did they come to be and what was their life like? The samurai warriors developed from the three major clans battling for land and power in Japan. They became their own class just before the start of the 10th century and were known by two names, one of them was samurai and the other bushi. No matter what name they went by, total loyalty was given to whomever they served and in return, the samurai…

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