Always at crossroads – explorational, commercial, operational, even geological – it is impressive that Japan succeeded in forming a robust and independent nation.
Internal demographics, as a result of external forces interminably shaped the Japanese society as it continued forming and developing through lengthy socio-geographical periods of evolvement.
Japanese society is based on the ‘minzoku‘ paradigm, which refers to naturally occurring and mutually reinforced ideologies of race and nation as explanatory factors in social, political and economic relationships.
In Japan, a nationalist ideology with a central motif of the kazoku kokka (family state), was itself the product of a reworking of the concepts of citizen and nation in accordance with myths of common ancestry.
Contemporary Japanese society reflects its historical supremacy – deep-rooted, traditional, progressive, at the same time as it is isolated – theoretically, geographically, commercially.