Sep. 13 Lecture - Japan's location in the world 3/30/2008 1...

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05/13/09 1 Japan’s location in the world
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05/13/09 2 Japan Demographics Population: 127,463,611 ( July 2006) Age Structure: 0-14 Years 14.2% 15-64 Years 65.7% 65 years and over 20%
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05/13/09 3 Japan’s population is 99% Japanese Other ethnic groups in Japan Korean = 1 % ( 511,262) Chinese – 244,241
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05/13/09 4 Education: Compulsory, free nine year school followed by private upper school Generally, parent involvement in educational process is intense Many students attend a special tutorial program after the regular school day and on weekends. Juku
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05/13/09 5 Religion: Shinto and Buddhist 84% Language: Japanese Literacy: 99% over 15
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05/13/09 6 Through the 19 th and into the 20 th century the economy depended on agriculture Japan was not directly impacted by the great world wide depression During this time Japan began to build its military and created a disciplined work force
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05/13/09 7 History of Japanese Weddings Muko-in was the common marriage system in Japan during the aristocracy. A bridegroom would nightly visit his bride at her home. Only after the birth of their first child or the loss of his parents would the bride be accepted as the wife in the man’s home
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05/13/09 8 A bridegroom would live with his bride’s family to offer his labor for a certain length of time. This practice remains in the system of adoption by which a man becomes a member of another family by marriage
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05/13/09 9 Many Japanese couples have a civil ceremony or Shinto ceremony in Japan The couple and the parents fly to Hawaii to have a Western style marriage
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05/13/09 10 Japanese Families Most Japanese families live in dense urban areas The Japanese view the family as a source of stability and strength. Believe that an individual cannot reach their full potential with family support.
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11 Japan is a collective society Japanese children have traditionally been taught that being part of a group is more important than the individual Children must also learn the complicated rules of formal behavior that characterizes Japanese society. Poor public behavior will reflect badly on the
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Sep. 13 Lecture - Japan's location in the world 3/30/2008 1...

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