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Integration into the Japanese Community There are several methods of being integrated into the Japanese community. For instance, there are communities of acceptance who choose to welcome foreigners and accept their cultural differences. These communities often defend and protect foreigners, allowing them to stay in Japan. In addition, many Japanese citizens entertain foreigners by inviting and entertaining them at their homes. Another method of integration is through marriages. Through intermarriages, a foreigner can be integrated into the Japanese community. What was seen as uncommon has become a very visible trend during the 1980’s. The children of intermarriages could become bicultural in positive ways, adopting the cultures of both parents. The construction of national identity also contributes to the integration into the Japanese community. Japanese people are well aware of the internal differences people have within different regions. The recognition of ethnic differences between regions and areas has allowed foreigners to integrate into the
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Unformatted text preview: Japanese community more easily. Finally, when Japan signed the United Nation of Human Rights in 1979, it contained a declaration that there were no unrecognized minorities in Japan. However, this position has been nullified in 1996. Since then immigrants have been welcomed into Japan. The Japan of today is now made up of many ethnicities and nationalities. My preferred method of integration would be through communities of acceptance. These communities openly welcome foreigners and respect their ethnic differences. I would like to be involved with such communities because they seem to be friendly and sociable. It is also stated that these communities often defend foreigners even if theyre illegal immigrants. Often times, these citizens would even entertain foreigners by allowing them into their homes. With such hospitality and selflessness, I would like to become integrated through these communities....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2010 for the course SOC Japan 63 taught by Professor Sabinefruhstuck during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.

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