AUTHORS ON ASIA The New Japan: Debunking Seven Cultural Stereotypes

January 13, 2003
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David Matsumoto, Professor of Psychology and Director, Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory, San Francisco State University, explores the anxiety and unrest that plague current Japanese society. Drawing from his recent book, he exposes seven common stereotypes of Japanese culture: collectivism, consciousness of others, perception of self, emotionality, the “salaryman,” education and lifetime employment, and marriage, and looks at the reasons behind the shifting cultural patterns in the workplace, education, sports and everyday life.

Followed by a reception and booksigning.

Tickets: $10, Japan Society members & seniors $8, students $5.

  • Monday, January 13, 2003
  • 6:30 pm