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Education in contemporary Japan

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        StatementCambridge University Press
        PublishersCambridge University Press
        LC Classifications1999
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 125 p. :
        Number of Pages94
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        ISBN 100521622522
        2Contemporary Japanese society

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Only after the age of democratic revolutions in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries did elite women in parts of Japan, the United States notably New JerseyFrance, and Habsburg Austro-Hungary to name a few locations actually lose these limited rights, as sociologist John Markoff has demonstrated though Markoff does not address Japan.

Thumbnail Image:, changes made For studies that challenge this view of a monolithic past, see Susan Mann, The Talented Women of the Zhang Family and Peter Kornicki et al eds. He is also co-author of Impressions of an Imperial Envoy. Most modern nations, including the United States, have been the beneficiaries of education ideas from other countries, but Japan has been more active in deliberately seeking ideas from abroad to help solve its education problems as it perceives them and less self-conscious in adapting those which seem useful.

Japan has faced several decades of economic stagnation and a falling birth rate. As for the shogunate and the ruling families, there continued to be educational opportunities unavailable to commoners. In the city of Tokushima, as recently as 11 February 2015, a ceremony was held in front of a Jimmu statue in Bizan Park to commemorate the 2675th anniversary of the foundation of Japan, showing that the mythical roots of the Education in contemporary Japan nation continue to play an important role for advocates of a mytho-historical nationalism until today.

A review of higher education reform in modern Japan

Unlike the hanko, the terakoya were independent schools intended mainly for the children of the merchants and townspeople—not the samurai. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

It is clear that the government is aware of the necessity of broadening the range of possibilities for these students. During the early years of the Meiji Period, there was a strong and intentional reliance on Western assistance in the development of all levels of education. This emphasis on the value of education has contributed to the success of Japan in the modern Education in contemporary Japan.

These ideas rapidly disseminated through all social classes. Beginning with 848 participants in 1987, the program grew to a high of 6,273 participants in 2002. "The Japanese maiden, as pure as the purest Christian virgin, will at the command of her father enter the brothel to-morrow, and prostitute herself for life.

The treaties included extraterritoriality, a practice that meant in effect that Japanese law did not apply to westerners residing in Japan.


The number of junior high school teachers has also changed little, with 257,605 junior high school teachers in 1990, and 253,753 in 2012. Under thethe vied for power in the largely pacified country. Note: Please be advised that Stanford University will close for winter break from December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021, and response time to inquiries may be delayed.