Hello, I’m SORA.
I will pick up education issues all over the world. Firstly I’ll show about it in Japan.
It’s difficult to know about japan, because I was born and growing in only Japan.
I tell you my idea “About Japan”.
Japan is surrounded by the sea. So, Japanese people treat “overseas countries” and “foreign countries” as same meaning.
Japanese people always eat many kind of dishes. Of course, we don’t eat only traditional Japanese food such as “Sushi” or “Soba noodle” and so on. We also like to eat many various foods such as Chinese foods or Western foods. In Japan, There were unique changed the style of foods such as curry or ramen noodle.
In Japan, many people usually don’t wear traditional Japanese cloths. But, we wear as a costume in some events such as summer fireworks festival or formal ceremony.
Most of Japanese people don’t believe particular religion. But, Japanese lifestyle has a unique culture “8 million Gods is in everything” from ancient Japanese idea.
I try to introduce the Japan, you could found japan has many aspects.
I tell you Japanese independently concept “wa(和)”. I think this is the most important concept for Japanese people.
Originally, “wa” means Japan or Japanese-style.
Japan is poor in natural resources. But, we were growing up in economic with their cooperation. So, cooperation mind is most important for Japanese people.
“Wa” also means “cooperation”.
So, I think that Japanese mind “cooperation” is put in the word “wa” indicating Japan.
Japan has a culture that we think it’s beautiful what people contribute others.
Specifically example, we have experienced the destructive earthquake March 11 2011. In spite of this catastrophe, there were no looting and disturbance.This was exactly praised all over the world as a sign of Japanese “wa”, spirit of cooperation.
“wa” mind has good aspect, but it also affects bad.
there are a tide that people force to devote to others in japan. In other words, they measure as bad people if you don’t devote to other people.
They prioritize the entire workplace benefit than individual benefit. Especially in school, they regard bad if you go home on fixed time. On the other hand, if you are overworking, they regard the good teacher because you give your life to others.
I hear that most Japanese are hardworking people, I think it’s caused of this reason.
Both example, I think there are Japanese mind “wa” ‘s good and bad aspects.
Both examples show Japanese mind “wa” ‘s good and bad aspects.
we have to keep and spread to other country good aspects. but, we also have to improve the bad aspects.
Based on these background, I will consider education problems.
How do you think about Japanese culture?