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The Confluence

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Undergraduate

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Article

Abstract

The purpose of this comparative study was to explore the similarities and differences between Canadian and Japanese cultures through a comparison of their respective UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites. Specifically, the historical, religious and spiritual, and geographical factors that led to the designation of said World Heritage sites in each country are compared. Analysis of these factors reveals that Canadian Cultural World Heritage Sites, as well as modern Canadian culture, have been molded by a combination of foreign and domestic influences. In contrast, Japanese Cultural World Heritage Sites and modern culture are primarily a result of domestic influences. The cumulative Cultural World Heritage sites in both Japan and Canada reflect the modern-day culture and population of each country, as well as the differences between them.

Author Bio

Tessa Lauren Virley O’Connor is in her fourth year of her BSc in Biological Sciences with an Emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Biology and her BSc in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Biochemistry. She will also graduate with minors in Pre-Medical Sciences and Psychology. She is from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is currently studying at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

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