The author focuses on three forces which motivated the history of Japan. First is that of tradition which may be called the power of community. In fact, the oldest firm in the world, established in 574, is in Japan. It is only Japan, out of the entire world, that has more than fifteen–thousand old firms that have over one hundred years of history since their establishment. Typical example is the Ten-no-ke (Emperor’s family) which has continued until today. The second force is a passion for beauty. Japanese art, literature, theater and music are all excellent in their own unique ways, which are different from their foreign counterparts. The third force is religion. Though they are unconscious of it, the Japanese are the most religious nation on earth. Japanese people who come home from overseas trips notice while taking a walk in the neighborhood that there are many shrines and temples. Their customs and ways of thinking are soaked into Japanese mind.
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|data pubblicazione: ||Luglio 2014|