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By Yoshio Sugimoto

This revised version has been up to date to hide advancements within the 5 years because the first version used to be released. Yoshio Sugimoto demanding situations the conventional idea that Japan is an homogeneous society with few cultural and social disparities.

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12–63. Amanuma 1987. Lee 1984. Befu 1980; Sugimoto and Mouer 1980; Dale 1986; McCormack and Sugimoto 1986; Sugimoto and Mouer 1989; Yoshino 1992. See also Neustupny´ 1980. White and Trevor 1984. Tominaga 1982. De Roy 1979. See Denoon et al. 1996 and Lie 2001 for multicultural and multiethnic perspectives on Japan. This is why some observers called them “Japan’s invisible race” (De Vos and Wagatsuma 1966). De Vos and Wetherall 1983, p. 3, provide a similar estimate. Nakano and Imazu 1993 also provide an analogous perspective.

Doi 1971 and 1973. Nakane 1967, 1970, and 1978. Ishida 1983, pp. 23–47. For example, Umesao 1986; Yamamoto 1989; Sakaiya 1991 and 1993; Umehara 1990. For example, Hamaguchi 1988; Watanabe 1989; Kusayanagi 1990. Maruyama, Kato¯ and Kinoshita 1991. For example, Takatori 1975. Hamaguchi 1985 and 1988. For a debate on this model, see Mouer and Sugimoto 1987, pp. 12–63. Amanuma 1987. Lee 1984. Befu 1980; Sugimoto and Mouer 1980; Dale 1986; McCormack and Sugimoto 1986; Sugimoto and Mouer 1989; Yoshino 1992.

On one hand, it seeks to avoid the assumptions of those who claim that Japan can be understood fully only with the application of Japan-specific conceptual yardsticks, as seen in the influential so-called Nihonjinron writings, the discourse which tries to highlight the presumably unique aspects of Japan and the Japanese. On the other hand, it does not follow those social scientists who have sought to investigate the Japanese situation exclusively in terms of the concepts and rhetoric of Western social sciences.

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