Japan and the West: The Perception Gap

Japan and the West: The Perception Gap


Edited by Keizo Nagatani, Edited by D.W. Edgington

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  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Format: Hardback | 198 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 218mm x 18mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Aldershot
  • ISBN 10: 1859725287
  • ISBN 13: 9781859725283
  • Illustrations note: index

Product description

A work produced about the common theme of sponsorship of the Japanese Foundation. The essayists were motivated by the fact that the gap between the West and Japan is still wide and that highlighting the differences might potentially lead to a better understanding of these gaps.

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Table of contents

Perception gaps - an introduction, Keizo Nagatani, Akio Tanaka; images of western and Japanese art - embodiment of imagination and pseudo-reality in Nanban art, Moritaka Matsumoto; Japanese perceptions of westerners in modern fiction, Kinya Tsuruta; "Kramer vs Kramer" vs. suspense theatre - the perception gap in constructions of self, gender, and the family, Millie Creighton; business and government relations in Canada and Japan - "the homestead" and the "public vessel", Lonny E. Carlile; understanding Japanese investment behaviour - an organizational approach to social investment, Keizo Nagatani; the search for paradise - Japanese property investors in North America, David W. Edgington; conclusion - the importance of perception gaps, Keizo Nagatani, David W. Edgington.