Japan

Make Way for the Emperor of Japan: The United States

Make Way for the Emperor of Japan: The United States

Japan has a family-like structure in which everyone strives to obey and respect the Emperor, who is the head of this national family. According to Maruyama, he keeps the balance and without him, the family structure would be dismantled. However, this form has been deeply embedded in culture since 1868 and has kept its course even when the Emperor renounced his divinity. This paved the way for the United States to adopt the Emperor-like image that was necessary in the cultural seams of Japan.