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  • The DŌ of Japanese Identity 

    Lynch, Michael (2012)
    All cultures each are built upon various sets of principles, philosophies, and traditions. Some principles are shared between the various cultures, displaying similarities. Other principles display the sharp contrasts ...
  • Using Authentic Reading Materials with Morphological Information for Kanji Instruction for Japanese L2 Students at the Elementary Level 

    Takahashi, Jun (2012-05)
    Kanji is one of the most difficult parts to learn for Japanese L2 students at the elementary level whose native language is English. Because of its difficulties and cross-linguistic differences, Japanese L2 students tend ...
  • About Sumimasen 

    Sugiyama, Niki (2009-12)
    Sumimasen, one of the most common expressions, shows politeness and gives a sense of honor, and it has been shown through several studies that Westerners find this concept difficult to understand (Ide, 1998, et.al.). ...
  • THE FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS CONTAINED IN JAPANESE SONGS 

    Rohrbaugh, Morgan (2015-05-13)
    The purpose of this thesis is to determine the impact that the use of English within Japanese music has on the listener by examining the features and functions of the English. This is done through two means: a survey of ...
  • COLLECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE: WHY THE REINTERPRETATION OF ARTICLE 9 OF THE JAPANESE CONSTITUTION WILL NOT LEAD TO THE REVIVAL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN 

    Zimber, Mitchem (2015-04)
    Japan has resisted participation in collective self-defense with its allies for decades, citing Article 9 of the Japanese constitution, the which renounces the right of Japan to conduct warfare. The interpretation that ...
  • THE POWER OF CUTE: REDEFINING KAWAII CULTURE AS A FEMINIST MOVEMENT 

    Christopherson, Mary (2014-12-10)
    “Kawaii” is a term that has taken on a life of its own within its country of origin, Japan. So much so, that the meaning of the word has no precise English translation. “Kawaii” has become such a social phenomenon among ...
  • 漢字に相当する英語の接辞 

    Werschey, Jacob (2014-12-01)
    接辞は漢字のように、単語を見ると意味がなんとなく分かる。日本語を勉強している学習者には漢字に相当する接辞を覚えば、単語力が増えるだろう。そして、その漢字と接辞の関係を明らかにしたいと思う。 この研究では、さまざまな漢字の接辞を集めて比べ、それらの表現の意味と用法について分析することを目的としている。接辞として用いられる漢字に相当する英単語を集め、その中で使用頻度の高い接辞を研究対象とする。 しかし、一つの学習言語である言葉の意味によ ...
  • Japanese Culture and Its Effects on the Post-Fukushima Anti-Nuclear Movement 

    Dillinger, Victoria (2015-12)
    The purpose of my study is to assess through cultural analysis the level of political participation surrounding the anti-nuclear movement in Japan since the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in 2011. To date, much of the discussion ...
  • A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Usage of Katakana-Go in Contemporary Japanese 

    Campbell, Jennifer (2014-12-10)
    In recent times, researchers have observed an increase in the use of “gairai-go”, also known as foreign loan words, in Japanese daily speech. While there have been extensive amounts of data collected to prove the change ...
  • The Transformation of Kabuki Themes: From Tokugawa to Meiji 

    Becker, Michael (2012-05)
    Kabuki has been a popular performing art in Japan since its formation in the Tokugawa era. However, the kabuki seen today in modern Japan is not the same as the kabuki seen previously. A major impact on kabuki theatre was ...
  • Yaoi and BL: The Japanese Female Obsession with Male Homosexuality and Its Effects on Pop Culture Media 

    Salazar, Joyce (2016-05)
    This undergraduate thesis explores why Japanese females are interested in depictions of male-male homosexuality in pop culture media, specifically Boy’s Love (BL) manga and anime. Previous research (Vincent, 2007) suggests ...
  • Japanese Freeters: The Changing Attitudes of Youth 

    Marotte, Caitlin (2014)
    In this paper, I look at the various Japanese viewpoints and opinions concerning "Freeters;" atypical workers in Japanese society. My research consists mostly of firsthand accounts and opinions, gathered through interviews, ...
  • Crisis Communication Strategies After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 

    Winterbottom, Sarah Deanna (2014-10)
    Following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011, Japan faced the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. The outdated crisis communications strategies used by Tokyo Electric Power Company and the Japanese ...
  • The evolution and globalization of Japan through modern media 

    Sablosky, David (2016)
    This undergraduate thesis will explore the progression of communications technology in Japan over the last century and attempt to link Strauss-Howe generational theory to the evolution of Japanese media. Despite its place ...