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Wa (和) is a Japanese term. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Japanese values are cultural assumptions and ideals particular to Japanese culture. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...


Imported from Chinese, "Wa" originally meant harmony, peace, balance. It was a guiding concept in Japanese philosophy and culture with dozens of subtle different associated meanings. It is considered as the most important Japanese value. For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning to cultivate), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Japanese values are cultural assumptions and ideals particular to Japanese culture. ...


It also refers to Japan itself or something Japanese (such as washoku (和食), which means a Japanese-style meal, or wafuku, which means Japanese-style clothes). In this sense it has, through the history of the 20th century, been a highly emotional and/or political concept. However, in the sense of "Japanese," the word Wa has a very ancient history of usage: see Wa (Japan). This article is about traditional clothing in Japan. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Ideogram for Wa, formed by the radical for person (on the left), and the phonetic element Wei on the right (itself represented by a rice plant in the upper part and a woman in the lower part). ...


External links

  • Chat and Consensus in the Japanese Traditional Meeting By Kazuo Sato

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