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Japanese (?) conformity quote of the day

“What is absolutely new about this society which is accomplishing such marvels is that in all its many aspects…it is working toward the single goal of production… Hence a growing tendency to reduce all virtues to the primordial ideal of conformity… The nation is not individualistic in mentality, and it therefore accepts this collectivism as part of itself; and the regime really suits it. The material advantages are so great, the security so perfect, and the enthusiasm of collective action in accomplishing stupendous tasks so overwhelming, that in an almost mystical abandon, other considerations are neither heeded nor missed” Read the rest of this entry »

Japan in one word Quote of the day

“if I were pressed to give a single word which I associated with Japan, the word would be: cozy. Cozy relationships, cozy deals, cozy lives- coziness as a national aspiration. Even I, the foreigner, was folded in the security blanket, and I liked it.” Read the rest of this entry »