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The Japanese culture has allowed for very little diversity This started very early in their history The social controls used to eliminate diversity are the family the power of gender the poor treatment of minority groups the corporate Japanese mentality and the respect required by people in authority However due to globalization and the shrinking of the world Japanese society is starting to make the change to diversity The individualistic mentality shared by the new technology driven younger generation is putting pressure on the old Japanese status quo The transformation is happening very slow but as the population ages and the old conservatives are being replaced by the new liberals the old way of thinking is also being replaced by the new The establishment of the caste system during their feudal development insured unity and lack of diversity would be a theme through the rest of their history During the Nara period the Japanese society was separated into classes which were based on the position of each family Whether the position was of a court official samurai or peasant farmer each class carefully blended together The appearance of unity was paramount Individual rights were non-existent It became common place to respect and even worship the ancestral heritage Wisdom was thought to be a combination of knowledge and a practical application of that knowledge Therefor the older family members were thought to have to most wisdom from the lives they spent applying their knowledge They were revered and respected by the younger generations in the family Another way in which the traditional family structure in Japan supports the conformity of its member is through the Bushido influence This way of warrior has permanently established in the Japanese culture during to Tokogawa Era The warrior code dictated that loyalty respect and honor were the most important personal ideals one could have These ideals filtered out of the samurai class and eventually rooted deeply into the national character
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