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Title:Why BUSHIDO Is The Root of All Social Problems in Japan

“I’ve read one of the most shocking and enlightening books in my life… let me share with you what I’ve learned“ If you study about samurai culture and history, you'd most certainly come across “武士道 Bushido,” the way of the warriors. I’m sure you know about it as the “samurai code” that made the samurai stronger and bolder, and there are many movies, video games, and music that praise it as something great. ...But what if I told you that cherishing Bushido might be ruining Japan? I was very shocked to read this book, 「日本人」という嘘 (The lie of Japanese people) written by a social psychologist professor Yamagishi Toshio, where he explains that “Japan must discard Bushido right away if we want to have a brighter future.” So today, I would love to share with you what I’ve learned from this book, and also my opinions as a Japanese man studying multiple traditional cultures, by summarizing the content into 3 sections. 1. Japan is a “strange” groupism (collectivist) society 2. Bushido is the virtue of a groupism (collectivist) world 3. Should we really discard Bushido? By watching this video, you will be able to deepen your understanding towards the characteristics of Japanese people, and find out about the fundamental reasons for many of the social problems in Japan today. However the definition of Bushido (and also groupism/individualism) is quite ambiguous and even among the Japanese, there are many people with different ideas. In this video, I will fully stick to the definition explained in this book to avoid confusion. I understand that this is a very complicated topic, so I hope that you can comment your thoughts below so we can have a constructive discussion together. ●「日本人」という、うそ: 武士道精神は日本を復活させるか (ちくま文庫) [Time codes] 0:00 Let's START! 2:32 Japan is a "strange" groupism society 14:55 Bushido is the virtue in a "groupism" world 19:54 Should we really discard Bushido? 23:09 Today's conclusion ▼Who is Shogo? What is this channel about?▼ ▼Related videos in this channel▼ -The answer to "Are Japanese really non-religious?" The complex relationship of Shintoism & Buddhism -The 3 differences between iaido/iaijutsu & battodo/battojutsu! Why they have a complex relationship -The stories of 5 most famous men who committed seppuku! Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Oda Nobunaga, etc. ▼MY DREAM▼ “To make every Japan lovers’ dream come true, by making Japan a more secure, comfortable, and safer place for everyone to visit, study, and live in” I will be using the profit I gain from this channel at restaurants, hotels, and cultural facilities in Kyoto to introduce them. The more you watch the videos on this channel, Kyoto and Japan will become a more exciting place, and you can support your own and others’ dreams in the future even more. ▼Join our Membership▼ ●Membership benefits -Limited behind-the-scene videos -Weekly live stream -Priority reply to comments Every single yen we earn from this membership, we will be donating to groups of people who are fighting to solve social problems in Japan, the Japanese schools where foreign students can study, or use it to spread the works of people working with traditional culture in Japan to preserve the arts they are doing. ▼[Sub-channel] “Shogo’s Podcast”▼ Please subscribe!! The perfect channel to learn about Japanese culture and history in your spare time, during your walk to school or work, and when you are cooking or doing house chores. Not only will I be covering the topics in this main channel, but also some topics that you will only be able to enjoy in the sub-channel, like answering questions I receive, and my opinions towards some of the comments. ▼[Listen to the real voices of the Japanese] "Voices from Japan series"▼ … ▼[For YOU traveling to Kyoto] "Kyoto Hidden Gems" series▼ ▼Instagram▼ *Please ask me questions through the DM here!(⚠️I do not use e-mail) #bushido #bushidocode #whatisbushido #moralcodeofthesamurai #socialproblemsinjapan


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