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Appreciations of Japanese Culture

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This collection of 20 essays focuses on the rich tradition of Japanese culture. It illuminates important aspects of Japanese literature for the general reader and places each subject within the context of the tradition as a whole.
Paperback, 343 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Kodansha International (JPN) (first published 1991)
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This book explained to me the historical, religious and political backgrounds of some of the social aspects of Japan. In Japan, there is no room for individuality. Team work is appreciated, and notions of inner-groups and outer-group are important in companies, schools, clubs... Furthermore, Japanese tend to be self effacing. Showing off is not appreciated in this society. Also, showing emotions in public or to others is avoided.

What I didn't know is that these aspects have roots in Confucianis
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