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Munenori, Yogi 1M060601-9 ~ Its utility and limitation in explaining the model of Japanese  culture~ Munenori, Yogi 1M060601-9 [email protected] * There are some examples in which I used Japanese animation in this article and some of ideas on these are from a book named S H . Unfortunately I lost the book recently. Although I could find out basic data on this book on the Internet, I could not put the page number. I am so sorry for inconvenience. In this assignment, I am going to discuss Japanese cultural model presented by Ruth Benedict in her Chrysanthemum and sword , and compare her idea with other authors on - 2 -
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Munenori, Yogi 1M060601-9 Japanese culture. Articles used in this paper include authors both dealt within class and outside of class. First, I am going to discuss the culture of shame and compare the idea with counter-argument advocated by Takeo Doi, expanding my idea with a book outside of class. Then, I am going to continue discussion on the anatomy of dependence referring to the article by Suzanne Hall Vogel. Then, I am going to finalize my report by the article by Sonia Ryang. Needless to say, Ruth Benedict argued that Japan is the culture of shame, saying also that the Western countries are the culture of guilt. Takeo Doi, in his book, The anatomy of Dependence , opposed to her idea based on two ideas. First, he said that apparently Ruth Benedict assumed the culture of guilt is superior to the culture of shame, partly because she was born in the Western culture. Secondly, he argues that Ruth Benedict’s assumption that sin and shame is totally unrelated is wrong. He says that a person who has committed crime should be ashamed of what he or she has done, whether he or she is from Japan or the Western countries. He says that the way Japanese and the Westerner feel guilt and shame is different. He says that Japanese feel guilt the most when the guilt is derived from betrayal against a certain group which he or she belongs to. It may be possible to state that this structure of the way Japanese feel guilt, which is - 3 -
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course ECON 001 taught by Professor Aho during the Spring '10 term at 카이스트, 한국과학기술원.

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