Japan Essays

Ending the War Against Japan

In the article, Ending The War Against Japan: Science, Morality And The Atomic Bomb, the author provides information on the war in the Pacific which involved the United States and Japan. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the United States entered the second World War in 1941. United States gained control of Okinawa in 1945 which meant that the U.S had control, in the months of May through August there were major air attacks on Japan, the Manhattan Project…

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Japan

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 crisis of 1973 also encouraged the efficient use of energy. The issues of today are urban air pollution, waste management, water eutrophication, nature conservation, climate…

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Motorcycle and Honda

1. How can companies learn from Honda’s investment in the Indian market? Honda had showed a great way to invest in the Indian market as in they choose to generate a new model in vehicle aspect. During that time, Honda arrived at the right time because the country is under low vehicle-penetration rate and the country expects vehicle production will increase by 9% annually to 2011. Before Honda starts its business over the country, they choose Hero as their business…

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Tokugawa Period (edo Period)

The relevance of the Tokugawa Period (Edo Period) to the development of Modern Japan is based on the fact that it marked the restoration of imperial rule and ushered in the beginning of the development of early modern Japan (Bryant 2005).  The innovations that were introduced during this period included the increase in commerce through the encouragement of the shipping of commodities.  This resulted in the economic expansion of Japan on a domestic scale initially and eventually foreign commerce. This…

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What Led to the Downfall of the Tokugawa Shogunate

The Tokugawa Shogunate came into power in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu, after winning the great battle of Sekigahara, was able to claim the much sought after position of Shogun. They continued to rule Japan for the next 250 years. There was a combination of factors that led to the demise of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The advantages that the rule of the Tokugawa bought to Japan, such as extended periods of peace and therefore the growth of trade and commerce was…

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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 Japan is an island country they consume a lot of seafood including squid, crab, octopus, shrimp, whale, lobster and seaweed. Slurping your soup or noodles…

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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 and other products comprise 7 per cent of sales. In most of its markets throughout the world, Canon’s major competitors are other Japan-based manufacturers, such…

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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 they will never forget the “terrible lessons” of the war (Hans Greimel, 2005, p.1).  As everyone knows, the war ended with Japan’s surrender in August…

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Women Can Be as Brave as Men

Yes, because Bravery isn’t about physical strength but strength in character: For example, here’s stories of women heroes, women who were called samurai. Yeah, we only think of men but the women were trained; In wartime samurai women sometimes had to defend their homes. Trained in weaponry, women carried a dagger in their sleeves or sashes and could throw with deadly aim. The naginata, a long, curved sword, was considered the weapon most suitable for women. Japanese girls today continue…

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Big Bang or Bigbang

Big Bang or Bigbang (Korean: ?? ; stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean male group under the management of YG Entertainment. Formed in 2006, the group consists of G-Dragon, T. O. P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. Big Bang is known for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style. The members’ involvement in composing and producing their own music, most notably leader G-Dragon, has earned the group respect and praise from music industry experts. The group’s popularity grew with their…

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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 ways than one, as a child. Throughout the book, Naomi embarks on a quest; a quest for her identity. Throughout the novel, Obasan, Naomi struggles…

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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 of his longer fiction, Dazai’s short stories are autobiographical and reflect a troubled life marred by alcoholism, drug addiction, and several suicide attempts. Nevertheless, Dazai’s…

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_hiroshima_ by John Hersey

The human mind cannot comprehend the split-second deaths of 100 000 people when the atomic bomb hit the people of Japan in August, 1945. However this event, which has changed the world forever, can be relived through the lives of six survivors in John Hersey’s Hiroshima. Expository texts such as the aforementioned often present powerful social issues which challenge not only the reader from the contemporary Western culture but also the reader from the 1946 American society. Hersey employs various…

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European Influence on Japan & China

The European arrival had an effect on both China and Japan. China and Japan had some similar and different reactions to the arrival of the Europeans. In China and Japan, the European arrival affected the technologies and economies of both societies similarly, whereas the reason of isolation differed in these societies. The technology of the European’s following their arrival penetrated both the Japanese and Chinese societies. In China, in order to gain the elites interest in the Christian religion, the…

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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% and 40% Japanese content, A Yen depreciation, therefore, had the potential to reduce cost of goods sold substantially. This would allow Japanese automakers to pass…

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