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Reyes 1 Luis Reyes Mrs. Huebbe AP Literature March 12, 2016 From Ashes to Pages Over time the United States has become one of the most powerful and influential countries on the planet. With it being one of the most influential countries, there are many countries whose current statuses heavily rely on how the US has impacted them, what level did they impact them on, and a matter on whether the impact was negative or positive. There is a country that exists that had experienced both the best and best of the US, one that’s tensions with the US has led to a scarring that the country has yet to fully recover from: Japan. With the dropping of the Atomic Bomb, a whole new era began with the country, one that was both filled with an equal amount of hatred and sorrow. Despite emotional turmoil, the country managed to rebuilt itself from the ashes and sorrow that was left after the second World War, allowing for a new era to take its shape in the form of modern Japan. Even with a new reformation following the events of WW2, the country still has remnants of the war and the bomb that are at the roots of this new era. The effects of the Atomic Bomb and the US’ attempts of Americanization has peered its’ way deep into the lifestyles of the Japanese people and has affected their literature and films, leading to horrifying accounts of the atomic bomb in media, or wondrous works of fiction that reflect on the topic of humanity and/or have American ties within its’ DNA. With Japan being a foreign country, the customs, history, and culture within it aren’t well known to us westerners, so it would be critical to examine the background of this interesting
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Reyes 2 country. First off, at some point, humans traversed to the plot of land early on but now much is known on how they arrived on the island of Japan or what led to the voyage to the island. A website that chronicles the history of multiple countries stated “It is not known when human beings first make the crossing from the Asian mainland to the islands of Japan.” (History World) yet it also notes that “the first human traces reveal a society capable of producing neolithic wares but still living by hunting and gathering.” (History World). It followed regular early societies by relying on primitive technology and such, however immigrants from the surrounding countries built the foundations of Japan, which is exhibited in the early societies. As the early societies grew, in what would be considered as the Yayoi period, Japan transitioned into wet rice farming that was popular in the neighboring countries (US History), and those in that adopted this method “followed techniques for irrigation, planting, and harvesting that are still used in modern agriculture” (US History). The early civilizations of Japan were built by the immigrants that made their way to the island, such as “Korea, bringing the bronze culture of China, soon to be followed by iron.” (History World). As they adopted other traits of neighboring countries, Japan
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