Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Japan- A Giant in Four Small Islands


Japan's rapid post-war expansion - propelled by highly successful car and consumer electronics industries - ran out of steam by the 1990s. Describe how they achieved this and if you think it can be attributed to the samurai way of life called "bushido".

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  1. Make sure you spell check guys, referencing another website will also get you points

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  2. Kendall3,Emily3, Gillian3, Rachel3January 21, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    In 1997 Asian financial crisis, and recession precipitated major banking and public spending. But, Japan still remains a traditional society with strong social and employment hierarchies. Japanese men have tended to work for the same employer throughout their working lives. The "Bushido" is the samurai way of life. The "bushido" way of life is all about morals and loyalty to the emperor. Now men are still living the way of the "bushido" by showing loyalty to their job or country.

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  3. We think that Japan's successful car industies had ran out of steam by the 1990s bacuase as time goes by people around the world are advancing in their car industies and Japan is falling down. In 1997 Asian financial crisis had begun. Japan had slowed down in their employments and their working lives have gone down.

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  4. Matt 5, Garrett 15, Daniel 5, Mauricio 5, Casey 5, Carlos 5January 21, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Japan was able to be successful in expanding their territory after the war. They did this by having a successful car and consumer electronics industries. Can expansion be attributed to Bushido? Bushido translates as the way of the warrior. It is a Japanese code of conduct and stresses frugality and loyalty. Considering the reason of their expansion was due to their advanced industries and the treaties that resulted from the wars. We think that Japan's rapid expansion does not attribute to the way of the warrior, frugality, or loyalty.

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  5. The Japanese Economy experienced a miracle, growth phase after the end of the Second World War and up until the 1980s to become the second largest economy in the world. However, in the 1990s it experienced a Lost Decade, and some of its structural problems continue to hold back. Thanks to low tax rates, plenty of economic freedom, and a system dominated by the private sector, Japan's economy is the second largest economy in the world and the largest in Asia, based on real GDP, market exchange rates and nominal GDP.

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  6. Japan has the world's second biggest economy. Because of this, Japan was propelled by highly successful car and consumer electronics industries. In 1997, Japan rushed major banking, public spending, and private sector reforms. In Japan, bushido is "the way of the warrior." I truly believe that would work right now. In case of a major earthquake, the samurai is around to fight. They are also brave, so they can be useful for protection in case something happens, so Japanese workers do not have to worry.

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  7. Kevin5, Conner5, Sydney5, Andres5January 22, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Japans post-war expansion propelled with car and electronics went down in the 1990's because Asia went through a financial crisis and was about to go through a recession. As a result of Asia becoming into a recession, major banking, public spending, and private sector took effect to reform the country.

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  8. Japan has the worlds second biggest economy, because of this japan was propelled by car and the electronics industries. This decreased in the 1990's because Asia went through a very big financial crisis therefor, banking and public spending helped reform the country. The way of life called bushido is all about morals and loyalty to the emperor. many people still express the way of the bushido by showing loyalty to their job or country.

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  9. "The 1997 Asian financial crisis, and bouts of recession, precipitated major banking, public spending and private sector reforms."
    Japan still unfortunately has it's traditional society with men working for the same employer everyday. This tradition and others are under pressure though, trying to stay in touch with Western culture. I don't think this contributed to the way of Bushido at all.

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  10. Maddie5, Garrett5, Eric5, Sean5February 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Japan has one of the strongest economies in the world. however in 1990 car, and electronics industries ran out of steam. in 1997 japan and other parts of Asia suffered a huge financial crisis, and a recession, had effects on major banking, public spending and private sector reforms. Bushido means "Way Of the Warrior" It was a code and way of life for Samurai. I do not think the financial struggle had anything to do with Bushido

    http://mcel.pacificu.edu/as/students/bushido/bindex.html

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  11. Japan has one of the most thriving economies in the world today. Despite their crisis in 1997, Japan was able to expand their territory in result of growing technologies. Their success in car and electronic industries prospered their economy. Their way of life includes a style called Bushido. Bushido emphasizes loyalty and frugality. We believe that Japan's economy prospered and their ability to expand territory was because of their major industries, and not because of Bushido.
    .http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1258586.stm

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  12. Japan has the world's second biggest economy. Because of this, Japan was propelled by highly successful car and consumer electronics industries. In 1997, Japan rushed major banking, public spending, and private sector reforms. In Japan, bushido is "the way of the warrior." I truly believe that would work right now. In case of a major earthquake, the samurai is around to fight. They are also brave, so they can be useful for protection in case something happens, so Japanese workers do not have to worry.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_Samurai_do

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  13. Japan's technology, including cars and electronics, has helped it become such a successful economy. Even though there was the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Japan still has a strong traditional society, according to bbc.com. Bushido is shown by the Japanese people because most of them have worked for the same employer for all of their working lives, because they are loyal to their employer for working with them for not leaving them and moving to another job. Even with a strong economy now, things could change really fast if there was an earthquake, because Japan is located on three tectonic plates.

    http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e644.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1258586.stm

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  14. The "Bushido" is the samurai way of life. The "Bushido" way of life is all about morals and loyalty to the emperor. China has changed a lot in the sense that industry has taken over most of china. If you look hard enough though you will find that a lot of Chinese people still practice loyalty and consistency.

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  15. I think that this happened because the car industrey slowed down as the economy slowed down. When that happened the japanese tried to make it better by making better cars. These electronics made the country a better place and made the country very successful. If it weren't for the electronics they would not be as successful as they are now. This also did contribute to the samurai way of life.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1258586.stm

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  16. Japan has one of the strongest economies in the world. in 1997 japan and other parts of Asia suffered a huge financial crisis, and a recession, had effects on major banking, public spending and private sector reforms. Bushido means "Way Of the Warrior" It was a code and way of life for Samurai. I do not think the financial struggle had anything to do with BushidoIn case of a major earthquake, the samurai is around to fight. They are also brave, so they can be useful for protection in case something happens, so Japanese workers do not have to worry.

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  17. Japans "traditional society" has helped them with their social and employment structures. Through the years they advanced in electronic industries after the war because they have a good economic status and intelligent leaders. Bushido is a samurai way of life that entails martial arts and "honor unto death". This is a good comparison of the dedication Japanese people have to their country.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushido

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