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One later ethnographer pointed out, however, that although "culture at a distance" had the "elaborate aura of a good academic fad, the method was not so different from what any good historian does: Americans found themselves unable to comprehend matters in Japanese culture.
For instance, Americans considered it quite natural that American prisoners of war would want their families to know that they were alive and that they would keep quiet when they were asked for information about troop movements, etc.
However, Japanese prisoners of war apparently gave information freely and did not try to contact their families. Reception in the United States[ edit ] Between andthe book sold only 28, hardback copies, and a paperback edition was not issued until Bennett and Michio Nagai, two scholars on Japan, pointed out in that the translated book "has appeared in Japan during a period of intense national self-examination — a period during which Japanese intellectuals and writers have been studying the sources and meaning of Japanese history and character, in one of their perennial attempts to determine the most desirable course of Japanese development.
In a symposium at The Library of Congress in the United States, Shinji Yamashita, of the department of anthropology at the University of Tokyo, added that there has been so much change since World War II in Japan that Benedict would not recognize the nation she described in The book became a bestseller in China inwhen relations with the Japanese government were strained.
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