In the same way, the significance of the traditional culture can also be evaluated from the fact that the people are constantly reminded that they have a unique and special society. In the same way, people also thought that the cultural homogeneity of society in Japan has a biological basis. In this way, although Japanese people do not belong to a separate race, they indeed have a highly homogeneous society.
As a result of this lack of internal dissent in society, people have been successful in merging their concepts of nationality and race for the purpose of fostering a very strong feeling of solidarity and national purpose. Even today, at every level of society, the popular belief that the country is special is reinforced. Even historically, Japan had remained to be an isolated nation and it had strongly resisted to any foreign influences. There were only a few times in the history of Japan where it had “opened” itself.
For example, the samurai had also played a very important role in the modern society in popularizing the spiritual, martial and philosophical traditions in Japan. In this regard, it also needs to be noted that samurai had remained the focus of literature and even praised in the modern society also. However, all these things have a dualistic nature of impact. Therefore, it can be claimed that as a result of these additional influences, not only the Japanese became a xenophobic people but at the same time, it also restrained them from achieving further technological developments. On the other hand, among the positive influences of these traditions, it can be said that they made Japan develop a sense of national superiority. In this way, ideals like Bushido proved to be double-edged swords. While they had the power to bring significant changes to society, they can also do a lot of harm to the people in Japan and also to other people around them.