Culture and Morality in Japan

By Stephanie Swink

Why Should This Topic be Explored in the Classroom?

This topic should be covered in the classroom because it expresses the idea of cultural diffusion, traditional vs. modern, politics, moral education, and religion that formed modern Japan.

Traditional Morals

Traditional morals are what create modern ideals and may relate to other countries and morals.

Modern Morals

Modern morals in Japan are extended and detailed explanations of the traditional Japanese ideals.

American vs. Japanese

American vs. Japanese morals are diverse and create two separate stereotypes.


Works Cited

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Khan, Yoshimitsu. Japanese Moral Education Past and Present. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1997. Print.

Manning, Elizabeth. "Japanese Families: Modern vs. Traditional." Erdufylla. N.p., 1 Apr. 2013. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

Western Washington University. "US / Japan Culture Comparison."CultureComparison. Asia University America Program, 2014. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.