chapter  10
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The psyche, perception, and emotion

In the last chapter we have taken a look at matters of the Japanese mind and spirit, focusing particularly on how the traditional - and not so traditional - religious and moral consciousness of the Japanese people plays upon and reacts against the modern world of change, technology, and science that is the Japan of today. Of course, these matters are important. Religion and ethics play a significant part (some would say a crucial part) in underpinning a society's willingness to work productively, its attitude towards important social relationships, and its degree of readiness to accept change.