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This article analyzes the instruction of taiko drumming in Japan as a particular ‘technique of the body’, encodes and articulate notions of identity and difference in Japanese bodies and through bodily practice. This article will help my paper to affirm taiko as a Japanese activity. This article also further explains in details of the required different playing positions, different movements, and different rhythmic patterns of taiko.
Izumi, Masumi. 2001. Reconsidering ethnic culture and community: A case study on Japanese Canadian taiko drumming. Journal of Asian American Studies 4 (1): 35-56.…
Gagaku is the traditional court music of Japan. The word gagaku originates from the literal Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese characters for the term “elegant music” (Britannica). The origins of gagaku trace back to mainland China where it was first developed as music for the imperial court of the Tang Dynasty. This music then spread east to Korea where it was adopted as the music of the imperial Korean court. During the 5th century, musicians from the the Korean imperial court travelled to…
“Cool Japan” fund, is it completely useless or just poorly managed?
The “burst” of the bubble economy in Japan at the beginning of 1990s crushed
Japanese self confidence. Long recession, harsh Korean competition in steel, auto and
electronics industries, with US also having the strongest leadership in “IT revolution”
and rapid economic growth in China enhanced the depressive mood of “the Lost
However rumors of popularity of Japanese cultural products overseas, such as
Geishas, Anime, Manga, J-Pop, what do they all have in common? Japanese culture. Japanese culture combines influences from Asia, Europe, and North America. In my opinion, Japanese culture is more unique than the others. They have similar interest as the United States. Geisha’s, sports, Anime, and music are the defining elements when one thinks about Japanese culture.
A geisha is a traditional Japanese entertainer. The appearance of a geisha is a white base with red lipstick and red and…
Naomi is a novel written by Junichiro Tanizaki taking a deeper look into the exploration of the relationship between Japan and the West through the quarreling of Joji and Naomi throughout the book. The first impression of this novel may have been assumed to be about the obsessive love that Joji had towards Naomi but it is rather an allegory regarding the changes that Japan was facing and their obsession with western cultural influence and customs.
The story is introduced by the narrator who is…
Immigrants in the United States deal with, the background of why they migrated to America in the first place, and what they do culturally both in and out of Japan. I will also be finding the similarities between Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese immigrants.
Japanese immigrants migrated to the United States in search of peace and prosperity. Back in Japan these immigrants had an unstable homeland yet, in America they had a chance to work hard to provide a better life for their children and…
that Matsuda exploited and this success of the childish cute inspired much of the kawaii culture, especially in the female fans who “admired her independence and nonconformity” and began following Matsuda’s example (Read). Now, a cute factor can be seen in many different Japanese celebrities, especially J-pop groups. As with kawaii in general, the majority of the actively participating groups are female; however, there are examples of male J-pop groups using the idea of kawaii in their image and…
I. Case Study
1.1 Definition of Soft Power and How Japan Implement its Soft Power.
Power is a capability to do something in order to achieved what people want. In international relations, power could be defined as the a potentiality of a country to achieve the national interest within international dimension (Keohane & Nye, 1998, p. 86). Moreover, there two types of power, these are hard power and soft power. Hard power is the ability of a nation to get something that the country…
economy is the product of an ‘Iron Triangle’; construction industry chiefs, senior bureaucrats and politicians; rather than stimulating the economy in a Keynesian approach and strengthening the economy. (Horne, 2004) In Japan, the construction and civil engineering industries have long underpinned its political economy; for instance in 1993, 43% of national investment was injected to the construction and in comparison Japan outspent the USA on construction by a ratio of 2:6:1. As of 2000, the…
has started as an annual celebration to honor the friendship between the United states and Japan.
Address:- Japan Town
Event date & time:- March 20 - April 17, 2016
Admission fees:- The event is free and open to the public
Macy's celebration of the Cherry Blossoms
NCSS grand ball & crowning of 2016 US Cherry Blossom Queen
National Japan Bowl
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Northern California cherry blossom festival SanFrancisco CA