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  1. Japanese, Waiting in Line for Hours, Follow Social Order After Quake
  2. See a Problem?
  3. ABC World Culture™
  4. Japan's lost decades
  5. Alphabet - Wikipedia

The first American ships to visit Japan were whaling vessels in search of ports of call and supply stations, yet soon the U. Navy looked to Japan as a source of coal for its new steamers.

Japanese, Waiting in Line for Hours, Follow Social Order After Quake

These converging U. It was the reaction of the samurai reformers in Meiji that catapulted economic reform to the top of their domestic agenda. Over the next decades, Japanese government and business worked together to create export industries, such as textiles and tea. By the turn of the century, Japan was starting to become a major industrial producer, although largely oriented towards further capital development. It was the need to rebuild its industrial base after defeat in World War II that pushed Japan firmly on the path of export industries. In the early postwar period, Japan produced largely low value goods, such as textiles and toys; by the s, it was moving up the consumer value chain, exporting electronics by Sony and automobiles by Toyota and Honda.


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  5. ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms;
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Today, Japan and the United States are challenged by their transition to a post-industrial economic posture, the current global economic collapse, and the economic rise of China. Closer coordination on free trade between the two has been hampered by resistance in Japan to opening up its agricultural market, while the U. Economic tensions between the two came to a head during the s, due largely to the enormous current accounts surplus Japan held against the United States.

Recently, Washington has faced some of the same economic problems with China, yet has moved more swiftly than it did in the s to institute high-level political mechanisms, such as the Strategic Economic Dialogue, to address issues with Beijing. Both Japan and the United States, moreover, find their economies increasingly dependent on cheaper Chinese goods and Chinese investment for America.

Americans and Japanese face particularly daunting economic challenges in the coming decades, and divisions over free trade will continue to dog their relations, especially in international negotiations. Common ground on intellectual property rights, labor conditions, and consumer product safety, on the other hand, will bind both partners together in global trade agreements. In addition, both remain leaders in global research and development, and continue to have the highest quality consumer brands with worldwide appeal. Click here for resources related to the global economic crisis and Japan.

Culture Foreign relations between most counties is largely a matter of diplomacy and trade, and indeed managing those issues has taken up the majority of effort in the U.

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This cultural leg of their relationship has in many ways been as durable as the political and economic legs discussed above. Decades before Americans and Japanese had trade relations or any sustained personal contact, the two countries were becoming fascinated with each other through second-hand tales and occasional exchange of luxuries. Once trade treaties were signed in the s and the Meiji government deepened relations with the West, numerous Japanese and Americans traveled across the Pacific—the Japanese to learn, the Americans largely to see.

Accounts of Japan became best sellers in America, while Japanese looked to the United States as a source of economic wisdom and modernized ways of living. Within a few decades of the beginning of formal relations, exchange societies began forming in both countries.

See a Problem?

The most prominent in Japan was the America-Japan Society of Tokyo, founded in , while among the plethora of organizations in the United States, the Japan Society of New York took pride of place after its debut. Over the decades, the nature of U.

Perhaps a harbinger of the shift appeared when American moviegoers became fascinated with Akira Kurosawa or the Japanese New Wave films and sports aficionados flocked to martial arts, but by the s, consumer-oriented promotion of Japanese anime and manga had begun to overshadow the traditional arts. Over in Japan, teenagers became hooked on American hip-hop music and fashions, while American-style fast food chains spread throughout Japanese cities, lending many to equate American culture with consumer goods.

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ABC World Culture™

T is for taihen difficult and tatemae a form of flattery that the token gaijin may at times endure. And T is also for takoyaki octopus balls. U is for U-tan U-turn — people moving back to their hometowns , something you may do yourself some day. V is for the bwee -sign, that gesture given when Japanese pose for photos.

Japan's lost decades

You may have thought the V was for victory, but it is really the visual sign for peace. W is also for wairo, the wonderful world of bribery.

Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. Walks and pals, Tweezer seeks life's little pleasures Tweezer is an year-old dachshund who came to the shelter early this year when he was surrendered from the home of a hoarder.

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He was a very stressed little dog at first but has rolled Say bad thing, read boilerplate apology: Japan, we can do better On Sept. This event represents an important occasion to study a central author in the history of art in the XXth century. It will highlight a special period for history, politics, culture and art, when revolutionary artistic concepts reached Europe, United States and Japan through parallel ways. Flaminio Gualdoni says " Sumi turns the concept of "acheiropoieta", typical of Western metaphysics, completely upside down.

Alphabet - Wikipedia

The intervention of a tool autre implicates alienation from any executive intent. It is a precise an-artistic declaration. This exhibition is a possibility to see in person very rare works coming from international and prestigious Museums and private collections. The limited numbers of works executed is the peculiarity which distinguishes the works by Guitai movement's founders. The movement has always been far away from the business way of thinking, a different behaviour would have been in contrast with the basic principles of the group. The interest of international collectors towards Gutai artists is growing nowadays.

Very high prices have been achieved, especially during the last three years.