Japanese Mothers and Obentos: The Lunch-Box as Ideological State Apparatus By, Anne Allison

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1. Mothers are expected to make elaborate lunches (Obentos) for their kids.

1.1. Kids are expected to eat the entire lunch

1.1.1. 5-6 course meals

1.1.2. Meat,fruits,and all lunch is designed into farm animals and many other things.

1.1.3. Longer it takes the child to eat will hold up the entire class

1.2. The food is designed into farm animals, flowers, and many more fun things

1.2.1. Men are not likely to make them

2. The time it take the moms to prepare lunches shows how much they are good mothers and a sign of commitment.

2.1. 20 to 45 min to make

2.1.1. Mothers who choose to follow through with looking over their child's work and being involved. are called education mother in japanses

3. School is very important to the Japanese cultutre

3.1. The school is to teach the child what to think and how

3.1.1. Acedemic Pedigree is very important later on in life to have a good career which would include a better life.

3.1.1.1. Entrance exams are taken from early as nusery school

4. Nursery school is intended to prepare children for the extremely rigors their education system.

5. The state benefits from this arrangement

5.1. Women can become a cheap labor- meeting all expectations for the husbands and kids which includes making the lunches for at least 2 hours a week