To acquaint students with the significant cultural changes affecting Japanese Society since World War II.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Instructions: Read the following sections on the website "Rising Sun: A Cultural Portrait of Japan:" Television, Music, Karaoke, food, fashion, holidays, religion, writing system, foreign influences, economy, government, history, national symbols, geography. Write a 5-7 page paper describing Japanese culture and society in the year 2006. Be sure to place emphasis on foreign influences.