Japanese Essay Topics

Gender role

Gender role/expectation that exists in contemporary Japanese society Discuss one gender role or expectation that exists in contemporary Japanese society, please talk about: 1. how/why this role emerged and 2. provide examples of how men and/or women are changing and resisting/subverting this gender role/expectation. In Japan, traditional gender roles are characterised by a strong sense… View Article

How useful is source B

This source is striking in its depiction of the dropping of the bomb. It tells us of the horrible state of the people affected by the bomb, “It was … horrible to see the torn limbs and flesh hanging on so many of the Japanese”. This image is also supported by Source J (mentioned earlier)…. View Article

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa provides the graphic accounts of battlefields at Peleliu and Okinawa during WW2. It directly comes from the memories of a front-line soldier. It is based on the personal memoirs of Sledge. In order to avoid the false accounts, he uses the survived notes that he used to… View Article

Japanese television

I have always believed that there is no other better way to learn than by teaching. Many people say that you lean best by studying yet I disagree and say that one always learns best when teaching. Education is a two way street. The student learns from the teacher and the teacher learns about the… View Article

Japanese traits

In short, the characters of anime show the Japanese who so aspire to Western traits as they would like to see themselves. It is an effect that cannot possibly be duplicated by live actors, who — being alive — can never really change the physical characteristics determined by their genetic makeup. They can dye their… View Article

Japanese Spirit, Western Things

a) How did Japan modernize their economy without embracing Western Culture? Japan has proven that economic modernization is possible without embracing economic culture. Rather, Japanese philosophy of decolonization (Suzuki, 1996) and isolation were imposed because the government wanted the country to become independent and sustainable without the help of other nations. Although Japan attempted to… View Article

Japanese foreign aid

Japan was the highest donor country in the mid 1990s. The rise to this status was gradual, spanning over 40 years. What began as a compulsion as an after effect of the Second World War, became an important tool of the foreign policy of Japan. It was under the US pressure that Japan began giving… View Article

The Japanese ceramic

The Japanese ceramic bowls in LACMA’s permanent collection show a clear difference between the pre-1650 stoneware pieces and the slightly later porcelain items. While the stoneware works are more abstract and coarser-looking, generally giving the appearance of folk objects, the porcelain bowls have a delicate, refined appearance indicating their manufacture for the social elites and… View Article

A Comprehensive Comparison of Japanese

The two East Asian countries, Japan and China share some cultural similarities. This is a result of belonging to the same area and sharing a religion, Buddhism. In Japan, the earliest complex art has emerged in the 7th and 8th centuries. This early form of art displays a style which has been distinctively influenced by… View Article

Bombs on Japanese

A number of analyses have been conducted on the bombing action that was carried out in the month of August the year nineteen forty five by the US on Japanese cities. This bombing was very significant since it resulted to a very large number of deaths and further effects which are still evident in some… View Article

Japanese Pornographic Animation

Susan J. Napier’s “The Frenzy of Metamorphosis: The Body in Japanese Pornographic Animation” describes how both female and male bodies are depicted in Japanese animated pornography. Napier explains how male dominance over women is portrayed in the different animated films she has cited, where gender-specific roles are usually restored in the end of each film… View Article

The Resurgence of Japanese

Japan Rising is a text concerned with the eastern rise of power in the contemporary global domain. It was written by the political and cultural historian Kenneth Pyle with regards to the significance of Japan’s turbulent time since the end of the second world war. We will be conducting an analysis of this text in… View Article

Japanese American internment of 1942

The Japanese American internment which took place during the second world war referred to the relocation and confinement of over 100,000 people who were Japanese Americans or nationals of Japan. These people were taken to housing facilities which were commonly known as the war relocation camps. This internment was carried out selectively in the United… View Article

Japanese Food – General Analysis and Comparison to American Food

It is generally true that different countries have distinct cultures. The culture of a country is shaped by various factors unique to that country, directly affecting it during its historical development. An example of such factors is geography. The geographic nature and location of a country dictates what resources it may have; a country surrounded… View Article

The Art of Japanese Food

A Hindu saying goes “a man is what he eats. Not only is his bodily substance created out of food, but so is his moral disposition” (Ohnuki-Tierney 3). Indeed, food has no longer been considered as a means to acquire energy and fuel for the body. Many anthropologists, sociologists and historians have begun to view… View Article