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Other  |   March 1982
Mental Health Issues in Japan
Author Affiliations
  • Susan B. Fine, M.A., OTR, FAOTA, is Director of Therapeutic Activities, Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
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Mental Health / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Nationally Speaking
Other   |   March 1982
Mental Health Issues in Japan
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1982, Vol. 36, 157-162. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.3.157
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1982, Vol. 36, 157-162. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.3.157
Abstract

They are (all) true. Both the sword and the chrysanthemum are a part of the picture. The Japanese are, to the highest degree, both aggressive and unaggressive, both militaristic and aesthetic, both insolent and polite, rigid and adaptable, submissive and resentful of being pushed around, loyal and treacherous, brave and timid, conservative, and hospitable to new ways. They are terribly concerned about what other people will think of their behavior and they are also overcome by guilt when other people know nothing of their misstep.(1, p 2)