Japan Papers

  • A Geisha’s Struggle For Happiness

    4868 words, 20 pages

    A Geisha’s Struggle For Happiness “We human beings are only a part of something very much larger. When we walk along, we may crush a beetle or simply cause a change in the air so that a fly ends up where it might never have gone otherwise. And if we think of the same example but with ourselves in the role of the insect, and the larger universe in the role we’ve just played, it’s perfectly clear that we’re affected every day by forces over which we have no more control than the poor beetle has over our gigantic foot as it descends upon it. What are we to do? We must use whatever method

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    Japan 7-11

    776 words, 4 pages

    Seven-Eleven Japan was first established in 1973. They set up their first store in Koto-ku, Tokyo, in 1974 and the company was first listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the month of October, in 1979. In 2004, it was owned by the Ito-Yokado group which alongside the Seven-Eleven stores, managed a chain of supermarkets in Japan and owned a majority share in southland-the company managing Seven-Eleven in the United States. The founder of both Ito-Yokado and Seven-Eleven Japan, Masatoshi Ito, started his retail empire after World War II when he joined his mother and brother and began to work

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    Last Samurai

    492 words, 2 pages

    The Last Samurai – Traditional and Modern Economies A traditional economy is an economic system that relies on a strong social network and is based on primitive methods and tools, whereas a modern economy relies on production, exchange, distribution, and consumption of goods. In the film, The Last Samurai, western Japan fights against the rebelling Samurai who do not wish to modernize and rid of their traditions. The vast differences between a traditional and modern economy are shown throughout the film as both civilizations express different means of production, military capabilities

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