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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Culture of japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the years, from the country's original Jomon culture to its contemporary hybrid culture, which combines influences from Asia, Europe and North America.
For example, as Ruth Benedict pointed out in her classic study "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword", Japan has a shame culture (external reference standard) rather than the guilt culture (internal reference standard) that is more familiar in the West.
Japan has about 100 million television sets in use, and television is the main source of home entertainment and information for most of the population.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/culture-of-japan   (469 words)

  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Culture of Japan
Japan's isolation until the arrival of the "Black Ships" and the Meiji era produced a culture distinctively different from any other, and echoes of this uniqueness persist today.
For example, as Ruth Benedict pointed out in her classic study "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword", Japan has a shame culture (external reference standard) rather than the guilt culture (internal reference standard) that is more familiar in the West.
Japan has about 100 million television sets in use, and television is the main source of home entertainment and information for most of the population.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Culture_of_Japan   (1080 words)

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Japan endured intermittent periods of relative isolation from external influences, ending at the arrival of the "Black Ships" and the Meiji era; and with economic, cultural and religious influences from neighboring Asian states, produced a unique culture of its own.
Ruth Benedict asserted in her now-discredited study "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword," that Japan has a shame culture (external reference standard) rather than the guilt culture (internal reference standard) that is more familiar in the West.
The culture of Japanese management, so famous in the West, is generally limited to Japan's large corporations.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/cu/culture_of_japan.html   (1572 words)

 Hempen culture in Japan
Cannabis culture was suppressed and banned by US occupying forces after World War II, and today most Japanese don't realize that "marijuana" is the same plant as cannabis, which was once as much a part of Japanese culture as rice.
Japan is starting to realize this and has begun to take steps towards meaningful alternatives such as recycling and reducing consumption, especially with wood products.
With Japan's traditional skill at arts of the land and soul, combined with their modern prowess in manufacturing and mass-marketing, it will be exciting to see what impact the resurgence of the cannabis plant will have upon the nation's economy and culture.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/101.html   (5342 words)

 O-Koto Culture of Japan
The Japanese harp, or O-koto, is one of a series of Japanese classical instruments that, along with the appropriate musical scales, give Japanese music and culture it's distinctive sound.
The sound is produced by plucking the strings using artificial "nails" which are placed over two fingers and the thumb of the right hand.
I hope you enjoyed this introduction of the Japanese Culture and the O-Koto.
www.genkienglish.net /genkijapan/koto.htm   (374 words)

 Culture of Japan - Information from Reference.com
Although Japan is often thought of as a hard-working society with little time for pleasure, the Japanese seek entertainment wherever they can.
This leads to the widespread application of cultural "us" and "them" studies of Japan, in which Japanese culture is placed next to Western culture (particularly the culture of the United States, rather than considered independently).
Such studies have a tendency to overstate the importance of certain aspects of Japanese culture, as they are particularly foreign to a Western ethnocentric observer, and gloss over vital parts of the Japanese culture as they are not remarkable from an ethnocentric perspective.
www.reference.com /search?q=Culture+of+Japan   (1622 words)

 Nightly Business Report . Video #7 - Is there a new corporate culture developing in Japan? | PBS
His assessment is that middle-aged Japan, burdened by recession fears, the constant threat of management restructuring and high housing and education costs, is showing "growing dissatisfaction with current lifestyles.".
Japan's current pension system has been stretched to breaking point by a rapidly aging society, cripplingly low interest rates and bureaucratic inefficiency.
The consensus of opinion among experts is that although change in the corporate culture of Japan will be slow, it is already taking place and it is necessary in light of the economic difficulties facing the government, companies and individuals alike.
www.pbs.org /nbr/site/research/educators/060106_07c   (1185 words)

 toculture-Culture of Japan
Culture meaning: security in public places and promises of material wealth, popularity and abundant cuteness.
With posters this dramatic, culture can't be far away.
Japanese culture doesn't care enough to stop this insidious practice.
www.well.com /~pyarrow/tokyo/toculture.htm   (300 words)

 Hempen Culture In Japan
Japan quickly engineered trains, steamships, silk factories and mining operations, surpassing in a few decades the growth of industry that had taken Europe and America close to a century.
Japan is 80% forested much of that is in steep, sharp mountain ranges, an often startling fact to "Gaijin" (foreigners) who have never visited the scenic countryside of rural Japan.
While Japan maintains much of it's own forests in a sustainable and responsible manner, companies and consumers continue to be a major detrimental force in the wholesale destruction of foreign forests to feed its thirst for mass media publications and information.
www.uncleweed.net /words/essays/hempjapan   (10654 words)

 Japan Links
Inaka: Images of Rural Japan Stevie Scheidemantel's beautiful photography exhibit of her surroundings in Shizuoka.
Recollections of an RB-29 Crew in Japan Photographs from the early 1950's of rural life and scenery.
Culture & Society: Short video commentaries on a range of cultural and social aspects of life in Japan by well-known scholars Ted Bestor and Helen Hardacre.
www.culture-at-work.com /jpnlinks.html   (1609 words)

 Hemp Library: Hemp culture in Japan
In historic Japan (as in China before) everybody's wallet used to be a piece of hemp, the most durable and trusted natural fibre known to man.
The struggle to liberate and revive marijuana is therefore a struggle to renew Japanese culture and liberate the country from the occupation policies and colonial subjugation of the United States.
If we look at the question of hemp, it appears as if Japan, the "economic superpower," is in reality no more than a subordinate of the U.S. Even as the U.S. conducts its anti-marijuana campaign, its elites understand the importance of hemp, and they continue to conduct research on it.
www.taima.org /en/hemplib1.htm   (1943 words)

 Culture Briefing Japan: Japanese culture and customs
Culture Briefing: Japan helps you figure out the Japanese by penetrating below their society's surface to reveal the customs and established ways of life in Japan.
Travel agents needing insight into the issues, culture and customs in the country to which they are sending travel.
It is produced by a team that brings together backgrounds in cultural geography and cultural anthropology as well as extensive experience living for extended periods in a variety of foreign cultures and writing about travel, geography and culture for both the popular press and college-level textbooks.
www.culturebriefings.com /Pages/pubstore/pscbja.html   (1450 words)

 Japan Travel Guide - Travel to Japan
While is it one of the most expensive places to live, it is possible for the budget traveller to have a good time as well.
There are four main islands which make up Japan: From the north to the south: Hokkaido, Honshu the main island, Shikoku, and Kyushu.
Japan also combines the most traditional of societies with the most modern of techniques.
www.justjapan.org   (226 words)

 Japan Information and Culture Center of Washington D.C. - Embassy of Japan
Japan Information and Culture Center of Washington D.C. - Embassy of Japan
Many of the showcased artists have been designated Living National Treasures by the government of Japan for their contributions to the preservation of a time-honored form of art.
On display will be creations by the late Shoji Hamada, who gained international acclaim for his pottery.
www.us.emb-japan.go.jp /jicc/index.htm   (287 words)

 japan culture -- japan culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
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www.fatanime.com /japanculture   (3268 words)

 Japan Culture
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www.redbicycle.co.uk /japan_culture.html   (270 words)

 Japan Culture -- Japan Culture
Japan: Table of Contents Session 103: Individual Papers: Wealth, Power, and Culture in Japan Organizer and Chair: Akiko Hashimoto, University of Pittsburgh The Interfirm Relationship in Japanese...
The mission of the Japan Culture and Information Center is to provide information, educational programs, and cultural activities about Japan and the Japanese people for our campus and local...
www.1stchoicejapan.com /japanculture   (1237 words)

 Web Japan : Top Page
Short, engaging dispatches on the latest and hottest trends in Japan.
A quarterly magazine introducing contemporary Japanese culture and society.
Concise introductions of Japan, from economy to sports and culture.
web-japan.org   (119 words)

 Japan Culture Club
The owner and founder of Asahi Japan Collectibles, LLC passed away on January 8th, 2002, and before we can continue the business, many legal issues need to be resolved.
It seems like that there is plenty of time before X-mas, but some items are coming from Japan.
Send a message to the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr.
japan-cc.com /catalog.htm   (517 words)

Tokyo Japan Hotels Tokyo Hotels Tokyo Map of Japan
Over 800 Pages - Guide to Tokyo and Japan - Japanese culture, kimono and Japan pictures.
Plus Tokyo Japan Hotels, Tokyo Map, Tokyo Hotels and Map of Japan.
www.japaneselifestyle.com.au   (71 words)

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