1993 0-7734-9320-4 This study covers parameters such as language, family, education, sports, bathing, pollution, and politics. It analyzes the the structures of the smallest social unit, the family, to examine the values the Japanese attach to everyday human relations. Examines the family in transition, and the structures of societal relations, sports, youth, politics, and educations. Theorizes and clarifies the dynamism of the life of an average Japanese. The novella at the end of the book, This Burden on My Shoulders, presents a group of young persons confronting the problems of adulthood: love, sex, education, business, etc..