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Posted 12/30/09

sopheaku wrote:

i dont think it would be a good idea if you went to school in america for so many years then switched to japan's learning style. They are more serious about education than alot of cultures

Or "inflexible" and "intolerable" is more like it.

In the Japanese public school system, as soon as the individual students are doing something different by having a lower GPA than the rest, they're deemed worthless individuals and outcasts of the society. While as long as the student's GPA is good, regardless of the individuals' personality or character trades, they're deemed normal or even as the "elites" of the society.

That's the Japanese collectivism of sameness at work; the "greater good" of measurable performances like material wealth, social status, and GPA, overrule individual developments like personal and characteristic growth.
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Posted 12/30/09

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sopheaku wrote:

i dont think it would be a good idea if you went to school in america for so many years then switched to japan's learning style. They are more serious about education than alot of cultures

Or "inflexible" and "intolerable" is more like it.

In the Japanese public school system, as soon as the individual students are doing something different by having a lower GPA than the rest, they're deemed worthless individuals and outcasts of the society. While as long as the student's GPA is good, regardless of the individuals' personality or character trades, they're deemed normal or even as the "elites" of the society.

That's the Japanese collectivism of sameness at work; the "greater good" of measurable performances like material wealth, social status, and GPA, overrule individual developments like personal and characteristic growth.


well, it works lol. It explains how most of them are doing pretty well
Posted 12/30/09

sopheaku wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


sopheaku wrote:

i dont think it would be a good idea if you went to school in america for so many years then switched to japan's learning style. They are more serious about education than alot of cultures

Or "inflexible" and "intolerable" is more like it.

In the Japanese public school system, as soon as the individual students are doing something different by having a lower GPA than the rest, they're deemed worthless individuals and outcasts of the society. While as long as the student's GPA is good, regardless of the individuals' personality or character trades, they're deemed normal or even as the "elites" of the society.

That's the Japanese collectivism of sameness at work; the "greater good" of measurable performances like material wealth, social status, and GPA, overrule individual developments like personal and characteristic growth.


well, it works lol. It explains how most of them are doing pretty well

It not only works, but not for the better. When I think the bigger picture is that while the Japanese society is becoming more and more unsustainable(citation), the smaller picture OTOH is that the Japanese students lack drive and creativity(citation).
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Posted 12/30/09

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sopheaku wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


sopheaku wrote:

i dont think it would be a good idea if you went to school in america for so many years then switched to japan's learning style. They are more serious about education than alot of cultures

Or "inflexible" and "intolerable" is more like it.

In the Japanese public school system, as soon as the individual students are doing something different by having a lower GPA than the rest, they're deemed worthless individuals and outcasts of the society. While as long as the student's GPA is good, regardless of the individuals' personality or character trades, they're deemed normal or even as the "elites" of the society.

That's the Japanese collectivism of sameness at work; the "greater good" of measurable performances like material wealth, social status, and GPA, overrule individual developments like personal and characteristic growth.


well, it works lol. It explains how most of them are doing pretty well

It not only works, but not for the better. When I think the bigger picture is that while the Japanese society is becoming more and more unsustainable(citation), the smaller picture OTOH is that the Japanese students lack drive and creativity(citation).


i never lived in japan so i really dont know how their daily lives are
Posted 12/30/09 , edited 12/30/09

sopheaku wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


sopheaku wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


sopheaku wrote:

i dont think it would be a good idea if you went to school in america for so many years then switched to japan's learning style. They are more serious about education than alot of cultures

Or "inflexible" and "intolerable" is more like it.

In the Japanese public school system, as soon as the individual students are doing something different by having a lower GPA than the rest, they're deemed worthless individuals and outcasts of the society. While as long as the student's GPA is good, regardless of the individuals' personality or character trades, they're deemed normal or even as the "elites" of the society.

That's the Japanese collectivism of sameness at work; the "greater good" of measurable performances like material wealth, social status, and GPA, overrule individual developments like personal and characteristic growth.


well, it works lol. It explains how most of them are doing pretty well

It not only works, but not for the better. When I think the bigger picture is that while the Japanese society is becoming more and more unsustainable(citation), the smaller picture OTOH is that the Japanese students lack drive and creativity(citation).


i never lived in japan so i really dont know how their daily lives are

This isn't a daily event, but a progressive string of cause and effect. AKA history in the making.

And supposedly what I'm saying about Japan is true, what kind of political and economical effects do you think an eventual Japan collapse will cause? When Japan is a developed nation of a collectivist cultural influenced society, consisted of a traditionally patriarchal and homogeneous population, that totalitarian democratically value capitalism.

Because while developing nations under the same cultural influence like China, are following the Japanese political and economical footsteps. Other developing nations with a traditionally patriarchal and homogeneous populations like Iran, Iraq, Afghan, India, and Pakistan, are adapting and adopting totalitarian democracy and capitalism. Due to the fact that they too are all Eastern societies under the same collectivist cultural influence that Japan is under.

And that's what any individual who's a collectivist to "study" Japan will be like, IMO.
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