Globalization Effects on Japanese Culture
Western Governors University
Globalization refers to the process of international trade investments between people, companies, or government of different nations (Suny Levin Institute, 2015). With technology and innovations after Work War II, globalization has increased in popularity. Many nations have adopted this due to economic setbacks as well as to increase profits. However, a secondary affect with this technique is how it has changed cultures. The interactions of different cultures can affect its people in many ways. Japanese teens can adopt western fashion and families can eat at fast food restaurants almost anywhere in the world. In India, the access to television in the urban community rose from 20% to 90% in 1991 (Civil Service, 2015). Nations are able to learn around the culture of other people, but cultures can also become somewhat lost in the cracks of monetary development.
Due to a crisis of foreign exchange in India, India was a major non-western leader in globalization. Large amounts of foreign investments such as manufacturing industries, petroleum, and pharmaceutical goods were brought into India. This brought jobs to the country which in return decreased the unemployment and poverty rates. Countries often take advantage of India’s low cost but high English speaking employees. Globalization also brought technological advances to India through foreign countries. Women have gained job opportunities in order to increase production rates. However, globalization came with many negative effects. Rural communities thrive while urban areas are jobless. This increase in options of foreign goods allows consumers to purchase outside of the local market. There is an increased gap between the rich and the poor due to the education required to obtain the skills needed for jobs. Another issue is that the younger population is leaving their childhood educations to obtain fast money at jobs at...