Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Sad Story of Minami Minegishi
In any event, this young woman represents the conflict between the old and the modern, and it is not just a cultural aspect of being Japanese. Even here in America, rites of honor and contrition, shame and self-abuse are commonplace at many levels of our society, especially amongst young people who run afoul of whatever cultural standards they are supposed to remain on the good side of.
I will not post the actual video here; you'll have to go to the BBC and see it. I thought it was too sad to post, I really did. But the example of this woman is definitely worth noting.