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By Yoshio Sugimoto

ISBN-10: 0521529255

ISBN-13: 9780521529259

This revised variation has been up-to-date to hide advancements within the 5 years because the first version used to be released. Yoshio Sugimoto demanding situations the conventional concept that Japan is an homogeneous society with few cultural and social disparities.

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The 1995 results are reported in Inone and Ehara 1999, p. 37. See, for example, the Economic Planning Agency 1985. Ishikawa 1994; Tachibanaki 1989 and 1992; Tachibanaki and Yagi 1994. Shimono 1991 and 1992. Ozawa 1989. Tominaga 1979; Imada 1989; Tomoeda 1989. SSM 85 III. Tokyo Daigaku 1991. Inui 1990. Miyajima and Fujita 1991. Shimizu 1991. Kobayashi et al. 1990. The Japanese phrase for this is Yamato damashii. Most Japanese are popularly presumed to belong to the Yamato race. Kawamura 1980; Sugimoto and Mouer 1995, pp.

They can do this as long as they declare those expenses to be subject to taxation. The corporate world uses this method extensively to hide secret payoffs, kickbacks, and political donations. 82 The honne of the participants in these deals is to promote the mutual interests of uchi networks of business and politics. The notion that the dual codes must be seen as facts of life is sometimes used to justify murky collusion known as dango¯, the illegal practice most predominant in construction company tendering for public works projects.

These questions loom large against the backdrop of increasingly multicultural realities and rising tides of ethnic confidence around the world. The Japan phenomenon poses a wide range of questions about the ethnocentric nature of Western sociology. The issue is looming large rather belatedly, partly because the founding fathers of sociology, and their followers, until very recently used Western Europe, the United States and a very limited number of non-Western societies as the empirical settings for the construction of theories of modernity and modernization.

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