Japan is a strange country.
Celebrating Christmas, listening to the New Year’s bell, and paying a New Year’s visit to shrines are blended into our daily lives as if it were a matter of course.

Christmas may have been perceived with a sense of discomfort at first, but before we knew it, it had become a part of our daily lives.

Have you ever thought about what is behind this?

The four processes are ” Conflict “, ” Empathy “, ” Harmony “, and ” Fusion “.

  • Conflict: A state in which conflicting motivations, desires, and emotions exist and do not yield to each other. Conflict is a state of separation.
  • Empathy: A state in which differences remain differences and mutual respect is maintained.
  • Harmony: A state in which one is able to find a point of contact between oneself and one’s partner, and is able to balance and unify the two.
  • Fusion: a state of unity, although it may not be complete.

Sony’s Walkman is a fusion of a radio and a tape recorder, and so is the automobile.
The same is true for automobiles.
Using the Model T Ford developed in the U.S. as a reference, Japan began to develop its own cars (mini cars, etc.).

The concept of “conflict → Empathy → harmony → fusion” also applies to team building.

The team building process is also consistent with the Tuckman Model, a model of developmental stages in team building (organization building) proposed by the psychologist Tuckman (Form stage, Storm stage, Norm stage, Perform stage).

The story of “Kojiki,” a Japanese myth, also goes through the process of “Conflict → Empathy → Harmony → Fusion.

  • The Story of Ama-no-Iwayato
  • The Story of Susanoo, who was exiled from Takamahara
  • The Story behind “Okuninushi-no-Kami”
  • The Story of “Taking Over the Country”
  • The Story from “Descent of the Sun” to “Emperor Jinmu”

We would like to avoid conflicts if possible, but as the saying goes, “After rain comes fair weather,” and we think this is telling us that after an event that people don’t like, there will be good results and a stable situation.

We believe that our ancestors tried to convey their messages to us today in the form of stories and other important things.
If we are aware of what messages they wanted to convey, we can realize that there are many messages in our daily habits.