« on: August 12, 2005, 08:45:46 AM »
Worry about getting through 1L sane and take it from there. You have time, grasshopper.
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Here's a novel way to resolve this, the same way the men do....find a husband that wants to stay at home and raise his kids.And there's plenty that will! Mine plans on it, and his friend said he would do that same thing if he was with a girl who was in a career like this. I feel lucky.
Yeah, but the way in which you get drunk (after work, with coworkers, staying out really late, all of it being an unwritten requirement of the kaisho culture) has tended to put some strain on one's family life, no? Remember, this is the country where karoshi became a serious concern during the 1980s.Oh, absolutely. And it still is a concern, undoubtably. It never ceases to amaze me how varied the world's various cultures are when it comes to work. From France with the less than 40 work week, the US with the guideline 40 that has rapidly become more, to Japan, where work is life for many people.
And these are among the many reasons why I found the Tokugawa period more fun.
Um. I don't know whether or not some professors will TOLERATE skipping class. I'm sure there must be some professors who care about attendance, no matter what they profess.Right. Don't most schools have an attendance policy? Temple professes strict adherence to 80% minimum attendance... but effed if I know how they enforce it (yet, at least)
The reaction in my class was...interesting, from what I heard (I had to go out of town, so I saw he video early). There were people in my class who, when they saw the assassination of the Socialist party leader, cluelessly asked, "That was a re-enactment, right?"
And I just love how the footage of the Miike miners' strike serves to absolutlely destroy the stereotype of the docile and obedient Japanese worker, slaving away at his job and smiling placidly no matter what, all for the sake of Neo-Confucian harmony and and conformity. Yeah, right.
That I do. My professor actually played it in my Making of Modern Japan class. Definitely still relevant. Part of what influenced me for my thesis.
I think PBS had a really great documentary on that kind of stuff; well, it was a part of a larger documentary series, and I don't know if it was PBS per se, or just Annenberg. I'm sure you've probably seen it: "Inside Japan, Inc."? A little dated, but still relevant, I think.