Essay On Japanese Culture

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Culture is the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group. Every nation’s culture differs from one another. Japan has its own unique culture. The nation of Japan has been inhabited for thousands of years. The first recorded writings of Japan come from ancient China. They referred to the islands of Japan as the land of Wa (Ancient, 2018). In the year 552 A.D. the Yamato rulers of Japan were visited by Korean diplomats. This contact introduced the Japanese to Buddhism and Chinese civilization (Culture, 2018). From that moment, Japanese society and culture was forever changed. The Japanese culture has continued to change and evolve throughout the centuries. In this report we will review over the geography, economy, education, and their recent military history to gain an understanding of modern Japanese culture. The first topic we will discuss are the islands of Japan themselves. The four major islands of Japan are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. In addition to the four main islands there are over six thousand smaller islands that create the Japanese…show more content…
On December 7th 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked the United States of America at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This attack brought the United States into World War II and began a series of devastating battles between Japan and the United States. Between 1941 and 1945 the two nations fought battles at Midway, Solomon Islands, Leyte, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa to name a few. In August 1945 the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by the United States through the introduction of the atomic bomb (World, 2017). In the face of this new devastating weapon the Japanese were forced to surrender and bring an end to World War

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