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By Lynne Nakano

Volunteering is a up to date and hugely seen phenomenon in Japan, followed as a significant social task by means of thousands of jap and coated broadly within the eastern media. This booklet, in accordance with broad unique learn, tells the tales of neighborhood volunteers who make social switch via their daily acts. It discusses their reports in kid's actions, the parent-teachers organization, juvenile delinquency prevention campaigns, and care of the aged. It explores their conflicts and their motivations, and argues that private judgements to volunteer and acts of volunteering, in addition to being own offerings, are efficient of bigger discussions of the desires and instructions of jap society.

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But she went out with him anyway and the very next night went to a hotel with him. All she could talk about was that it was the first time that she had eaten that kind of [expensive] food. There are so many women like that in the danchi. They use their bodies to get a ride in a nice car or to get a good dinner. It’s no wonder they say that men use women. It’s because there are women like Suzuki-san who are willing to go along. It’s no surprise in the end when women are discarded by men. In Suzuki’s case, this man uses her when he wants, and then doesn’t come again.

But if a woman says the same thing, they are more likely to question her ability and judgment. Women’s work in the PTA is usually not considered to be a voluntary activity but a maternal duty. Kotani and her friends disagreed with this definition, as I discuss in Chapter 6, as they were aware that participating in the PTA meant that they were sacrificing opportunities to engage in paid work. Kotani felt that her decision to participate in the PTA set her apart from other women, particularly those of the younger generation: You can’t expect mothers these days to participate in the PTA.

Like many salaried employees, Nagata had not developed close ties with the people in his neighborhood and it would be difficult for him to return to Kyushu after a 30-year absence. He worried about getting along with his family, particularly a brother who lived in a boarding house, and whether his memories of the place would conform to the reality of living there now. Analysis Nagata expressed mixed feelings toward the salaryman lifestyle. Working as a salaryman enabled him to earn enough money to buy a house and gave him the financial stability to allow him to volunteer, yet he interpreted the years of commitment as the precursor to his developing cancer.

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