Japan Essay Topics

The US – Japan trade relationship

The economic relationships between Japan and the United States have always been a subject of real interest for the entire world, as the two countries have the most independent and strongest economies worldwide. Still, in the latest period several misunderstandings have been perceived concerning the economic changes between the two, and the opinions concerning the… View Article

Japan’s Westernization

Although the 1890s saw a reaction against the onslaught of Western influence, naturalists argued in favor of the best that was Japanese, but they did so in a thoroughly Western frame of reference and could identify little of exclusive value aside from the physical beauties of Japan, especially Mt. Fuji. Thus, Japan came to be… View Article

Attachment in the United States and Amae in Japan

Culture enables people to adjust to their physical as well as social environment. Culture enables the members of society to develop ways of coping with the exigencies of nature as well as ways of harnessing their environment. People also have to learn to relate themselves with others in order to survive. As Schwartz (1998:48) pointed… View Article

Closing Case Japan

1. In the 1980s Japan was viewed as one of the world’s most dynamic economies, today it is viewed as one of the most stagnant. According to Hill, The Japanese economy has stagnated because in quick succession their stock market collapsed and property prices rapidly followed. Japanese banks found their balance sheets loaded with bad… View Article

Classification of Japan

Nowadays, in Japan, the number of traveler from abroad is increasing, although there was a big earthquake in Fukushima in Japan. When you come to Japan, there are three places you have to visit then: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. If you visit these places, you would see Japanese culture, food, and historical building. First of… View Article

Japan Westernization Paper

Prompt: Discuss possible reasons why Japan was the only non-western state to nationalize and win recognition as an equal and how it managed to accomplish this in a mere half century. Thesis: Being aware of recent Western invasions in China, Japan had recognized the need to transform their institutions and its society, therefore, Japan embraced… View Article

Japan & moving

It was sometime during the 3rd century AD that the new tradition of burying some treasures and possessions such as bronze mirrors, tools, weapons, personal ornaments, horse decorations, and clay vessels along with the deceased in a sepulchral mound was adapted by the ancient Japanese from other countries in Asia. It was due to this… View Article

The Beauty and Complexity of Minimalism

Today’s modern world is often complex, colorful, noisy and fast-paced. When I am engaged in art, I frequently look for works that allow me to escape from my hectic lifestyle. Clean lines and use of space appeal to my senses and calm me. Sometimes, what is not stated says more than what is stated. I… View Article

Canon: Modifying a Successful Strategy

Canon is a Japan-based manufacturer, with worldwide sales exceeding US$45 billion, and profits of almost US$3 billion. Canon’s well-known product lines include business machines, medical equipment, semiconductors, cameras, video equipment, and broadcast equipment. Business products account for 75 per cent of Canon’s total annual sales, cameras represent 18 per cent of sales, and optical equipment… View Article

Was the Use of Nuclear Bombs in Japan Necessary?

Last August Japan commemorated the 63rd Anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the United States.  Japanese leaders have apologized for the “great damages and pain” it had caused to its neighboring countries.  In 2005, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi has expressed “deep reflections and heartfelt apology” for Japan’s actions during the World War II and vowed that… View Article

Osamu Dazai

Osamu Dazai was one of Japanese novelist and considered one of the most important storytellers of postwar Japan. While known primarily as a novelist, Dazai also earned recognition for his numerous short stories, including “Omoide” (“Memories”), “Sarugashima” (“Monkey Island”), and “Ha” (“Leaves”), which were published in Bannen, his first collection of short stories. Like most… View Article

Was the Meiji Period a Restoration or Revolution?

The Meiji restoration occurred during the last half of the nineteenth century in Japan. This period is one of the most important events in Japanese history as it brought about significant transformations to Japan’s social and political structure. This explosion of change began with the adoption of Western ideologies which had previously been shunned in… View Article

Globalization Process

Globalization is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture.[1][2] Globalization describes the interplay across cultures of macro-social forces. These forces include religion, politics, and economics. Your shirt was made in Mexico and your shoes in China. Your CD player comes from Japan. You… View Article

Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Review

Since the plot of Higurashi by 07th Expansion involves an enlessly repeating June, it is sometimes compared to the endless Newfag Summer of 07. Happy Couple Those were the days An old, forgotten /a/ meme that came from Higurashi fanart of Tsumihoroboshi-hen, the second “answer” arc of the game and the most loved arc of… View Article

Small Is Beautiful

The word ‘small’ represents what is minor or of minimum importance but small can also be beautiful. For instance ‘smile’ is a five letter word, a small word as you may see it, but is of great importance. Smile is a beautiful thing. It brings cheer and happiness in one’s life, it helps one to… View Article

Turning Japanese Summary

In “Turning Japanese,” Julavits aims to tell the story of her “post-college” life in Japan, mostly the eating experience, and the process of comprehending Zen-like words: emotional freedom accompanies with the awareness of the existence of uncertainty. It is through hers keeping finding American sweet that finally causes Julavits to grasp the essence of Zen-like… View Article

Organizational Behavior

The official language of Japan is Japanese. The official religion is Buddhism. A meal always has rice, even breakfast. White rice is called gohan. Meals often consist of gohan, a bowl of pickles called tsukemono, a bowl of soup, and a variety of other dishes like fish, meat, and vegetables. This is called okazu. Since… View Article


Project Analyze It Japan growth and expansion today. Japan began its growth after World War II. Environmental policies were downplayed by the government and industrial corporations, because of this environmental pollution was widespread from 1950 1960. Finally in the 1970’s the government introduced several environmental protection laws. Due to the lack of resources the oil… View Article

Japan – Sound of Waves

After researching about the geography and religious beliefs of Japan, I can now realize how it impacts the novel, as the author has really described the setting and geography in depth. Japan has got a huge population for its small size. Since 4/5 of Japans land is full of Mountains (originally volcano’s). This means many… View Article

Japanese Industrialization and Economic Growth

Japan achieved sustained growth in per capita income between the 1880s and 1970 through industrialization. Moving along an income growth trajectory through expansion of manufacturing is hardly unique. Indeed Western Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States all attained high levels of income per capita by shifting from agrarian-based production to manufacturing and technologically sophisticated… View Article

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

“The Narrow Road to the Deep North” is one of the most magnificent works in classical Japanese literature. Basho was on the road for over a hundred and fifty days, almost entirely on foot. Even today Basho is revered in Japan for having the courage to abandon the material comforts of the temporal life in… View Article

Unique Japanese Characteristics

Each person has different characteristics, but people living in the same countries tend to have some similar characteristics called the national character. Thus, there are unique characteristics which show national character from country to country. In terms of Japan, Japanese people have different way of thinking and sense of beauty from other countries. First, Japanese… View Article

Warren Oats

Warren Oats was a highly successful executive for American Auto Suppliers, a Chicago-based company that makes original-equipment specialty parts for Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Rather than retreat before the onslaught of Japanese automakers, AAS decided to counterattack and use its reputation for quality and dependability to win over customers in Japan. Oats had started in… View Article

Risk Management

1. Why is GM worried about the level of Japanese Yen? * The primary reason for GM to worry about the level of Yen is the fact that depreciation in Yen will give the Japanese automakers a cost reduction in manufacturing operations. From the case we know that the average Japanese car had between 20%… View Article

Kabuki Theatre

Introduction Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura focuses on historic Genji and Heike conflict in the twelfth century due to a civil war period in Japan. The play was first performed in 1747, as Bunraku, traditional Japanese puppet theatre, however was quickly adapted into Kabuki theatre in 1748. In the 1740’s Kabuki theatre had already taken a very… View Article

Japanese Business Culture

What do you do to prepare for this meeting? In order to prepare for this meeting, apart from the usual prepaparation with regards to presentations, brochures and other information material, information about the product as well as the company, etc, I need to gather extensive information about the Japanese business culture as the peculiar characteristics… View Article

The Importance of Amaterasu

Amaterasu is a very important figure in Japanese lore. According to Shinto belief she is a direct line of the Imperial family. Many religions have an origin story, a story that accounts for where everything originated. The Japanese origin story is no different. The Kojiki is the oldest written stories in Japanese History. From this… View Article

Sony Company

Originally called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Company), Sony’s roots go back over half a century to 1946 when it was founded by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. In the crippled post-war Japanese economy Ibuka and Morita made their living repairing radios and manufacturing small numbers of voltmeters whilst looking to develop a future… View Article

Confucian In Japan

It is fundamental that anyone that wants to understand the Japanese understand their way of life, their cultural roots. To be Japanese is to be Confucian. In Japan, there is an order and a structure to every aspect of life from older brother to younger brother on up to emperor and military. There is a… View Article

Obasan Essay- Identity Crisis

Identity is the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. In the novel, Obasan, Naomi has trouble figuring out her true identity. She has two, specific, women role models who couldn’t be any more different, she is confused as to her nationality (Japanese or Canadian?) and she was violated, in more… View Article