Write a 5 pages paper on differences between japanese and american culture. Any important figure’s religious background readily becomes a subject of hot debate in America and people decide his/her worth on grounds of which faith he/she belongs to. In contrast to this, religion is not given much importance in Japanese culture despite the fact that Christian missionaries have been around in the country for hundreds of years.
Besides the factor of religion, there is much more formality found in Japanese culture compared to American culture which is pretty informal and casual. Japanese business atmosphere, for example, is laced with formal pleasantries. People tend to be highly formal with each other and even last names are not taken such as they are unless honorifics are attached to them. While in America, people in business meetings tend to be casual and friendly, in Japan, they tend to be cold and distant. Also, the culture is much more reserved in most parts of Japan compared to America where open demonstration of love or attachment is highly common. Physical touching in public is looked down upon in Japan and such acts are considered disrespectful of elders. Young adults are expected to be at their best manners while in the company of elders. Also, one of the most prominent differences between two cultures and with which everyone is familiar is based on the act of bowing. Japanese people always bow to show respect, while Americans consider it enough to shake hands.
Drug substance abuse in college especially alcohol and weed.
Alcohol and substance abuse in the US college culture is a big concern because of its extreme social implications. It is a highly unfortunate reality that the use of alcohol and drugs, particularly weed, is reported to be on a steady rise among college students. Peer pressure is an important factor in this context because students are pressurized to become a part of drug culture by their friends in order to be accepted into cool groups. Peer pressure also causes students to develop an interest in defying rules. This leads to an increased incidence of high-risk behaviors within the college premises like indulging in alcohol and drugs.