The Japanese family system

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During the pre-war period, it was an obligation to look after ones parent when they became elderly and could no longer perform the daily tasks of living. However,today's generation lives in a post-war period, which encourages democracy, rather than the former imperialistic government. This new government encourages the new generation to make choices of their own, which in the past never existed. Given this new form of power, they are now able to choose …

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…to the family. In an essence, this creates a nucleus family because under a typical housing the main floor is occupied by the elders followed by the parents room on the 1st floor and finally the childrens play and sleep area located on the 3rd floor. A home like this not only allows the caring for the elders, but it also allows the elders to look after the children if any baby sitting is needed