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Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Men- Quotes about the salaryman and other Japanese guys

“…any discussion of recreation and leisure pursuits must take account of the pleasure that some men get from running things or… persuading, manipulating, gently pressuring… making speeches, being the centre of attention” Ronald P Dore

“… one of Shinohata’s two ‘bullies’, not to put too fine a point on the capacity for getting away with overbearing behaviour by presuming on one’s neighbour’s mild mannered preference for harmony and the avoidance of confrontation” Ronald P Dore

“Order, discipline, self-control; it is the school rather than the family which is largely responsible for building these elements into the masculine Japanese character.” Ronald P Dore

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