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The purpose of this research paper is to identify the differences of theeducational systems of Japan and the United States to examine thereason why they have different education systems and to analyze howtheir different cultures and traditions have influenced on educationsystem of both countries Education system of each country is createdbased on their own cultures traditions and historical backgroundTherefore their educational values also differ Japan places a highimportance on academic achievement while the United States considersnon-academic activities important as much as academic subjects As aresult studies showed that American students are below average comparedto international standards however Japanese students were determinedto be above average compared to other countries by standing in the firstrank in mathematics and second rank in science This result isreasonable since education system of the United States emphasizes theimportance of extracurricular activities and implementation of studentssocial and emotional needs Therefore it is important to know howcultural differences affects on their educational systems because it isa main factor of why the United States and Japan have different level ofacademic achievement and level of educationLauren ParkDr LevinAc Eng 139WMay 15 2014Different Education Systems of the United States and JapanA Global cultures major is designed to learn about different aspectsfor example economics literatures history and politics of variouscultures and how they influence on the dynamics of human civilizationIt especially focuses on the controversial issues arising around theworld by investigating different perspectives on politics and societyTherefore students of a global cultures major are able to gainknowledge of world cultures examine the nature of cultural differencesand problems of national or regional conflicts With these aspects ofglobal cultures major it gets easier to find out how Japan and theUnited States created different educational system and what the outcomeof such difference is Since the world has become more globalized people started to competeglobally with others from different countries Why are they evencompeting with people from different countries even beyond competingwith their neighbors It is because education of each country
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