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  • Anime And Gangsta Rap Analysis

    “Although both Japan and the United States mandate compulsory education, Japan’s entrance examination system exerts strong influences throughout the entire system” (Weiczorek, 105). Based on the article Japan, the country having a national educational standard, is one of the differences between the educations in the States versus Japan. In a cultural stand point another difference between Gangsta Rap and Anime, is that they both inspire its fans in different ways. It has been argued that Gangsta Rap in fact is a root in violence in America. Whereas, in Japan and even in America, Anime inspires people in a more positive way. According to an article, “Surveys have shown that some students are taking Japanese language classes not out of necessity but from a pure interest in learning Japanese and the culture behind anime” (Lin). To summarize, it is better to define Gangsta Rap as an art form: that is full of the stereotypes of a rap artist extending to African Americans as a group; as a fantasy, in which the artist portrays or wishes to be real or delusion that he or she suffers through; and as realism, depicting a struggle in which the artist does go through in everyday life. Anime as well shares these three concepts to entertain their audiences as well. Anime uses: stereotypes in order to portray specific types of people in their art; fantasy to visually entertain the audience; and lastly the slice of life genre, of the many genres it has, Anime artist use slice of life to…

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  • Comparison Between Bamboo Sushi Bar And Hibachi Express

    great experience for those who decide to dine there. The atmosphere can make or break a restaurant. If a restaurant has a good atmosphere, then it will make the customers want to come back for another meal. If a restaurant has an unpleasant atmosphere, this will cause customers to not return and possibly deter others from going. Now what is atmosphere? Atmosphere consists of the location of the business, type of dining whether casual or fine, and the theme. Bamboo has two locations that…

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  • Kawaii Culture

    Cute is everywhere in Japan, from formal to casual use, from food to fashion. Kawaii or cute is defined as childlike with the celebration of sweet and vulnerable behavior and physical appearance. (Skov& Moeran, 1995) It is highly valued by Japanese, seems like a national ethos, but also the representation of Japan’s soft power. Its influence extended beyond the border of Japan and permeated into foreign countries due to consumerism, especially in the United States. Nevertheless, people seem to…

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  • A Welcome Speech To The Purpose Of Education In University

    different specialized fields The School of Translation Studies offers four majors for undergraduate students, Korean, Japanese, business English and Chinese-English Translation Studies. For the Korean major, we aim to cultivate talented person who can be excellent in all rounds, have solid foundation on language knowledge and basic skills, handle Korean as a communication tool well and have cultural understanding with global eyes, so that they are able to work in different areas like Korean…

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  • My Study Trip To Australia

    The Japan study tour was a beneficial course to my study of Japanese language and Multimedia, as well as benefiting me personally. The study tour aided my Japanese Language studies as it allowed me to properly immerse myself in the culture and ways of living, allowing me to use my language skills in a more natural environment. To this end it expanded my understanding of the Japanese way of life, and in what circumstances I should use certain aspects of their language. This allowed me to further…

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  • Doctor Akagi And Akira Comparison

    remarkable similarities (social structure, hierarchy, and inequality). These features mean that a comparison of the two films is both interesting and appropriate, and provides a useful commentary on what many Japanese though of their society, across time culture and place. One aspect in particular that I will seek to analyze, is a good look at the how the two films, portray their societies. I will look at what has changed from the ‘past’ (Akagi) and the ‘future’ (Akira); looking at what has…

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  • Japanese Economy Research Paper

    Japanese companies are making their companies learn and speak in English so that they could trade more easily with other countries. English is one of the top widely spoken languages in the world so it would make sense that the Japanese companies want a common language to speak with. Why English Matters said, “If you don 't globalize we will shrink further, using English as a common language is very key you can 't just do without it” (1:00-1:10), “In these days it 's not uncommon to use English…

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  • Japanese Traditional Art's Class

    I came to Japan to learn Japanese language because I thought it would be useful in the future both professionally and personally. I think learning language is linked with culture. I know that Japan is a country with ancient history and it’s very own unique culture. I really wanted to learn more about it. One of the courses that APU offers for students to learn and have first-hand experience about Japanese culture is Japanese traditional art’s class. I think this class fits me best because…

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  • Chorus Of Mushrooms Stylistic Analysis

    Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms is a novel based on three generations of Japanese Canadian women: Naoe, Keiko, and Muriel, who are experiencing an identity crisis. Naoe, an elder in the home, is an anguished woman who attempts to come to terms with her immigration to Canada, while Keiko, Naoe’s daughter, struggles to assimilate into the Canadian culture leaving her Japanese heritage behind. Muriel, (Naoe refers to her as Murasaki), is Keiko’s daughter who is born in Canada. Growing up,…

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  • Evolution Of Japanese Culture

    A staggering twenty percent of the Japanese population exceeds the age of 65 (Panda)! In comparison to the United States with an average age of 38, Japan’s median age surpasses that by 9 years (Find the Data). As a result, not many women give birth each year; only about 1.39 births per woman (Panda). In examining the long, distinguished history, social, and economic status of Japan, one discovers the ongoing struggle for Japan to raise its birthrate in order to save its economy. Although Japan…

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