New Japan: Debunking Seven Cultural Stereotypes

The recent Japan through David Matsumoto units out to explain the anxiousness and unrest that plague present jap society, the rift among the older, extra conventional generations and the more youthful, extra cosmopolitan and Westernized generations. the writer attracts upon a wealth pf jap and Western resources to assemble a thourough exploration of either classis and modern perspectives of eastern culture.Citing educational reviews and surveys, Matsumoto debunks seven universal stereotypes of jap tradition: collectivism, recognition of others, perceptions of self, emotionality, the salaryman, schooling and lifelong employment, and marriage. Matsumoto additionally explores the explanations behimnd tumultous upheavals, the that means of the moving cultural styles within the office, schooling, activities, and daily life.ContentsFigures and TablesAcknowledgmentsForeword1 eastern tradition, earlier and Present2 Seven Stereotypes approximately jap tradition and Their Reality3 Why Did jap tradition Change?4 The that means of fixing eastern tradition in daily Life5 Visions of a brand new Japan within the FutureAppendixReferencesIndex

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19 Approval of Divorce ............................................................... eighty three three. 1 Japan’s Birthrate due to the fact global battle II ......................... 106 three. 2 percent Who think early life Lack Morals and Social talents .................................................. 212 three. three Behaviors formative years Are missing .......................................... 111 three. four Why instructing kids to act is more challenging this present day ....................................................................... a hundred and twenty three. five humans Believing Social abilities Are the Family’s accountability ......................................................................... 121 three. 6 explanations of Enjo Kosai ........................................................... 126 four. 1 Does Sexual Discrimination Exist in Japan? .......... 212 four. 2 variety of Juvenile Arrests for Bullying and comparable concerns .......................................................... 151 four. three Juvenile Arrests ....................................................................... 153 Table of Contents xi four. four Juvenile Arrests via Age .................................................... 154 four. five Values adjustments between Judo Coaches .............. 164 five. 1 are you able to Get virtually whatever stress-free with cash? ..................................................................................... 2 hundred five. 2 the place should still extra realization Be Paid? .................. 213 Tables 1. 1 nationwide source of revenue of best 8 international locations and SWB rankings .................................................................... 26 2. 1 Expression of feelings ....................................................... sixty two 2. 2 response to images displaying feelings .................... sixty six three. 1 elements Affecting tradition ........................................ a hundred four. 1 a few attainable changes in Work-Related Values ......................................................................................... a hundred forty five four. 2 Dropout charges for effortless, Junior excessive, and excessive faculties ................................................................ 152 Acknowledgments i'm indebted to many of us who've helped me alongside the way in which within the creation of this e-book: To my pal and colleague in Japan, Atsuo Miki, who inspired me to write down a booklet like this and gave me useful assistance and recommendations alongside the best way. thank you to your friendship and aid in not just this booklet yet all my writing endeavors. To Professor Kyoko Yashiro of Reitaku collage, who learn the total manuscript and made many feedback for bettering the textual content. thanks additionally to your friendship and collegiality in the course of the years. To Professors Yohtaro Takano and Susumu Yamaguchi of Tokyo collage, who supplied me with precious references and helped foster my curiosity in cultural values in modern Japan. thanks for the various possibilities you supplied me and for the fantastic discussions we've got had through the years at the subject matters mentioned during this booklet. To my editor at Intercultural Press, Judy Carlxiii xiv Hendrick, and all others there who labored at the textual content, who inspired me to paintings in this venture, and went good above and past the decision of responsibility in modifying (in this type of specialist manner, i'd upload) my unintelligible writing and remodeling it to semi-intelligent (I desire!

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