Why the next big name in flyfishing probably won’t be Japanese

An American academic has been analysing cultural differences between Americans and the people of East Asia.

He argues that “while Westerners have a tendency to categorize the behaviors of objects within straightforward rules, East Asians amplify the broader context.”

“For an example, consider a picture of several fish swimming underwater while surrounded by plants, rocks and bubbles. When several slides of this image were presented to an American audience, the majority replied they saw a big fish, maybe a trout, moving toward the left.

“However, a group of Japanese students mentioned they saw something that looked like a pond.”


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