What Is Kamikaze, “The Divine Wind” And All About It

What is Kamikaze? Kamikaze is a Japanese word that directly translates to ‘Divine Wind’. In 1281, when Mongol fleets were attacking Japan, a mysterious typhoon appeared out of nowhere and completely eradicated the Mongol fleets. [Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016] The Japanese saw this typhoon as a gift from the gods, and named it ‘Divine Wind’ or … Read more

Japan Tries To Prevent Overwork Deaths

The Diet, Japan's parliament, enacted on Friday legislation requiring the government to take measures to prevent deaths from overwork. The legislation, which was submitted by a cross-party lawmaker group, was approved at the day's plenary meeting of the House of Councillors, the upper chamber. It has already passed the House of Representatives, the lower chamber. … Read more

Japan Reveals Hummingbird Wing Secret

Footage shot with high-speed cameras has revealed how hummingbirds’ tiny wings bend and flex to keep them in the air. Masateru Maeda, a PhD student at Chiba University in Japan, captured the footage as part of a study that eventually aims to build hummingbird-inspired artificial wings. The researchers found that the birds’ primary feathers – … Read more

Japan and Europe feudalism

Feudalism was established in Europe by the 800s CE but appeared later in the 1100s in japan. European feudalism ended by the growth of a stronger political states in the 16th century, but Japanese feudalism held on until the meji restoration of 1868. Feudal Japanese and European societies were built on a system of heredity … Read more

Japanese invasion of Manchuria –

Manchuria is a historical region in China that contains modern provinces Liaoning (south), Jilin (central), and Heilongjiang (north) and the northeastern portion, Inner Mongolia, which was attacked by the Japanese in the 1930’s. The Japanese wanted to expand their empire because their population was increasing rapidly. An over populated country would easily be fixed if … Read more

Japan Biggest Slum

Japan Biggest Slum Not On Maps Kamagasaki, Japan’s biggest slum, cannot be found on official maps, and city festival organizers have been accused of censorship. Osaka officials asked Shingo Ota, a film director, to remove scenes that identified the slum, on the grounds that it was insensitive to residents. “To me, what they were asking … Read more

Operation Sook Ching, a Japanese Military Operation

Chinese sources list the total number of military and non-military casualties, both dead and wounded, at 35 million. Most Western historians believed that the total number of casualties was at least 20 million. Operation Sook Ching was a Japanese military operation aimed at purging or eliminating anti-Japanese elements from the Chinese community in Singapore. From … Read more

About the Japanese Occupation Malaya

During the Second World War, Japanese Army takes charge of Malaya. The Japanese occupation caused uncertainty and chaos for the local residents. During the Japanese occupation in Malaya for 3 ? years, all the local people were controlled by Japanese and they had suffer a lot at that time as the policies brings social, economic … Read more

How Japan’s Opening Started

The Opening of Japan After American Commodore Matthew Perry’s arrival in Japan in the early 1850’s, changes occurred in the policies of both the Japanese and those in the Western world. The subsequent treaty and trade agreement between the United States and Japan revolutionized the ways in which the West interacted with Asia and Japan … Read more

Japanese history

It is widely accepted that first humans in the Japanese archipelago can be traced back to prehistoric times. The Jomon period, named after its “cord-marked” pottery, was followed by the Yayoi in the first millennium BC when new technologies were introduced from continental Asia. During this period, in the first century AD, the first known … Read more

NSK In Japan

Founded in Japan during 1916, NSK first started its operation with the manufacture of ball bearings. As on date NSK manufactures full range of bearings and offers them worldwide. Apart from bearings, NSK has also diversified themselves to automotive products, precision machinery and mechatronics products. Headquartered in Tokyo, NSK has operation spread across 30 counties … Read more

The geography of China and Japan

The geography of China and Japan is quite different. They are both located in Eastern Asia, but China is apart of the mainland, while Japan is a group of islands off in the North Pacific. China, the worlds fourth largest country, is considerably larger than Japan. China has a total area of 9,596,960 square kilometers … Read more

Comparative of Samurai and Medevil Knights

The Knights of Medieval Europe and the Samurai of Feudal Japan were similar in some ways and very different in others. Two broad topics I will discuss in this paper are the comparatives in the weapons, armor and tactics; and perhaps most importantly, each warrior-class code of conduct and ethics. To successfully compare the two, … Read more

The Japan-American Trade War

For years after the end of the second world war, the Japanese suffered from an inferiority complex. This was the result of the American aid to Japan which helped to rebuild their country. Soon the Japanese started producing goods, small stuff at first, like junky toys in the earlier years – but then came better … Read more

Kamikaze Pilots

During World War II in the Pacific, there were pilots of the Japanese Imperial Army and Navy who made suicide attacks, driving their planes to deliberately crash into carriers and battle- ships of the Allied forces. These were the pilots known as the Kamikaze pilots. Because right-wing organizations have used the Kamikaze pilots as a … Read more

The Bubble Economy of Japan

The Economy of Japan had experience a tremendous growth since the end of the Korean war. The growth of GNP in 1967 and 1968 was above 10 % (double digit growth period) which exceed countries such as Britain, France and Germany. The economy experienced a boost is due to many reasons, such as: enlargement of … Read more

Dual structure in Japan

The word “dual” has the meaning of double, twofold or in two parts according to The Australian Oxford Dictionary (1996). Applying the word to an economic context, I would describe the term “dual structure of an economy” to indicate the co-existence of two different sectors alongside each other with disparities in technology and productivity between … Read more

Trip To Japan

There is a great deal of planning that goes into booking a vacation in a foreign country. Passports have to be taken care of, flights have to be scheduled, and accommodations have to be arranged for when the flight arrives. Also, it is important that some entertaining sites have been chosen ahead of time that … Read more

The Samurai: Warrior and Ruler of Ancient Japan

Few countries have a warrior tradition as long and exciting as Japan. It is a tradition found in the Samurai, the loyal and self-sacrificing knight of ancient Japan. The Samurai is a valiant warrior who can both appreciate the beauty of nature in that of a rose blossom but will also kill or die for … Read more

The American occupation of Japan

Fifty years after the end of the second World War, it is easy to look back on the American occupation of Japan and see it as a mild nudge to the left rather than a new beginning for the country. We still see an emperor, even if only as a symbol. Industry, when it was … Read more

Japanese Media Overview

Physically, the mass media in Japan are quite similar to those in any developed nation, although perhaps somewhat more advanced. In organizational structure, however, Japanese media are unique. Individual elements of the Japanese media mix may resemble counterparts in other nations, but the combination is purely Japanese. The primary characteristics of Japanese mass media are … Read more

The Economic Effect on Japan during Post World War II

Japans economy was greatly affected by the atomic bombs dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japans economic recovery as a result of this incident transformed Japans economic growth which has become known as the Economic Miracle. The bombs caused Japan to reconstruct many more facilities in which the economy moved forward. The Economic Planning Agency, … Read more

The Bubble Economy of Japan

The Economy of Japan had experience a tremendous growth since the end of the Korean war. The growth of GNP in 1967 and 1968 was above 10 % (double digit growth period) which exceed countries such as Britain, France and Germany. The economy experienced a boost is due to many reasons, such as: enlargement of … Read more

Comparing the Meiji and MacArthur Constitution

Two major changes in government were the driving force for the Meiji and 1947 (MacArthur) Constitutions to be drafted in Japan. The Meiji Constitution presented in 1889, was created during an era of restoration that reestablished the Emperor as head of the Japanese government and its people. This document served to not only bring back … Read more

Japanese Animation Essay

Thirty-five years ago, Japans entertainment industry found an answer to its problems. Still developing in the aftermath of defeat in World War II, and the subsequent restructuring plan instituted by the United States, Japan was without surplus resources. There was no money for the production of films. American films soon began invading the Japanese entertainment … Read more

What The United States Can Learn From Japan

Japan and the Four Little Dragons in order to achieve their industrialization goals have a diverse set of policies ranging from limited entitlement programs to a education and government bureaucracy that stresses achievement and meritocracy. But one of the most significant innovations of Japan and the Four Little Dragons is there industrial policy which targets … Read more

Kamikaze Pilots Essay

During World War II in the Pacific, there were pilots of the Japanese Imperial Army and Navy who made suicide attacks, driving their planes to deliberately crash into carriers and battle- ships of the Allied forces. These were the pilots known as the Kamikaze pilots. Because right-wing organizations have used the Kamikaze pilots as a … Read more

Marriage in Japan

Why people get married? There would be many reasons; to save money, to escape from loneliness, to have a better life, and so on. But in most case people marry for love. Though it is almost always true, a married life is different between in the western culture and in Japan. A marriage in modern … Read more

The Fading Of The Ie In Corporate Japan

The Japanese culture has allowed for very little diversity. This started very early in their history. The social controls used to eliminate diversity are the family, the power of gender, the poor treatment of minority groups, the corporate Japanese mentality, and the respect required by the people in authority. However, due to the globalization and … Read more

The occupation of Japan

The occupation of Japan was, from start to finish, an American operation. General Douglans MacArthur, sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military government of Japan possible; so t hey decided to act through the existing Japanese gobernment. General Mac Arthur became, except in … Read more

The Necessity Of Japanese Internment

Much controversy has been sparked due to the internment of the Japanese people. Many ask whether it was justified to internment them. It is a very delicate issue that has two sides, those who are against the internment of the Japanese-Americans and those who are for it. With World War II raging in the East, … Read more

Post WW II and Japan

World War II took place beginning at 1939 and ending in 1945. Japan was the last opposing country to surrender to the US Allies on September 2nd, 1945. Ending the long, horrific seven-year war. Upon Japan’s admitted defeat, the U. S. invaded and took occupation of the country for seven years. Though assumed to be … Read more

Employee Performance in Japan: Evaluation and Reward

Postwar economic development provided quite and immense amount of status and income to the Japanese. Since the 1960s, close to 90% of the Japanese people consider themselves to fall somewhere in the middle-class according to a survey conducted by the Prime Minister’s office. Today, status in society is determined mostly by one’s employment. Out of … Read more

Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan

Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates, restorations of imperial rule, and up to … Read more

The occupation of Japan

The occupation of Japan was, from start to finish, an American operation. General Douglans MacArthur, sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military government of Japan possible; so t hey decided to act through the existing Japanese gobernment. General Mac Arthur became, except in … Read more

The occupation of Japan

The occupation of Japan was, from start to finish, an American operation. General Douglans MacArthur, sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military government of Japan possible; so they decided to act through the existing Japanese gobernment. General MacArthur became, except in name, dictator … Read more

How Does Japan Do It

Japan has performed a miracle. The country’s economic performance following its crushing defeat in World War II is nothing short of astounding. The economic expansion of Japan is second to none. All of the elements are in place for Japan to continue increasing its share of the world’s wealth as America’s gradually declines. The country … Read more

The occupation of Japan

The occupation of Japan was, from start to finish, an American operation. General Douglans MacArthur, sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military government of Japan possible; so t hey decided to act through the existing Japanese gobernment. General Mac Arthur became, except in … Read more

Miamoto Musashi and Bushido

During the ancient period of Japan there existed a time of war and power struggles. There were many people who followed the Bushido code or way of the warrior. These people were called samurai. Of the countless men who devoted their lives to the Bushido code there were none greater than Miyamoto Musashi. Musashi was … Read more

Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan

Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates, restorations of imperial rule, and up to … Read more

The Spread of Christianity to Japan

Japan has been a home for Shinto and Buddhist religions for centuries. The Christian missionaries during the 16th, 19th and 20th centuries worked hard to evangelize the Japanese nation but could not get desired success. There efforts in past failed partly due to sanctions imposed by the local rulers. The Jesuits missionaries traveled with Spanish … Read more

Japanese Internment in Canada

The core of the Japanese experience in Canada lies in the shameful and almost undemocratic suspension of human rights that the Canadian government committed during World War II. As a result, thousands of Japanese were uprooted to be imprisoned in internment camps miles away from their homes. While only a small percentage of the Japanese … Read more

The Japanese Economy

The prewar economy of Japan was a Socialist economy and the country was ruled by an emperor up to WW2 and after WW2 it started to lean towards a mixed market economy until what it is today although its government is Socialist it is leaning towards a mixed market economy. The Japanese economy is a … Read more