Hello! My name is Kimiko and I am new to posting in here!
Anyway, the reason for me posting here is because I have to do this paper for my Western Civilization class and I am looking for as much help as possible. I've always had a love for Japan, so I decided to incorporate it into my paper and the only thing I came up with is arguing that Japan is a westernized country.
Here is my thesis statement:
More than 130 years have passed since the Meiji Restoration, when Western culture was, for the first time, introduced to Japan. Since then, Japan has struggled to imitate the Western countries to achieve modernization. Consequently, Japan is the most westernized nation in non-Western civilization.
Can anyone help me with this? I was thinking of comparing Japan to the other non-western countries like China or India, things like lifestyles, arts and culture (literature, architecture, movies), the economy (jobs, banking system), government (armed forces) and technology...
(also, things like food, sushi vs. burgers and sake vs. beer and sports, sumo wrestling and martial arts vs. baseball, etc.)
Also, I need to know how I will measure this, in other words, what is "westernized" and what does it mean? I don't know where to start!
Thank you for reading my post. ::bows::