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Concepts of Self II: A Culture Apparently Committed to the Primacy of the Group
If you happen to be Japanese, you probably grew up with a pronounced sense of belonging to a group, or to many groups. You were likely taught to be loyal to these groups. It's very difficult to be a loner and Japanese all at the same time. To discuss this cultural phenomenon, we have invited Masakazu Watabe and Scott Miller of the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at BYU, along with Ray Christenson, Department Chair of Political Science, to a roundtable discussion. They chew on the idea of group identity in Japanese culture and what that identity implies for a concept of self.—Original airdate: 10/4/2006

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