This hegemony has been developed into the Japanese society and formed the Salaryman identity. By contributing their labor and being part of the economic workforce, these salarymen are not only able to support their country, but also be the main source of income for his family (Nemeth 15). Supporting a nuclear heterosexual family and also contributing to the monetary success of Japan would fulfill the hegemony that is said to determine success. This makes the salaryman a notable nationalistic identity: one that Japanese society believes will achieve economic and societal gain for the country. David Takamiya's page on the salaryman further delves into how the salaryman model is representative of a standard white and masculine hegemony and its idolized characteristics that contribute to being a "corporate warrior".
However, "the salaryman" is idealistic and cannot be easily achieved by a Japanese civilian. Those who become salaryman sometimes feel that they must put on a performance, and societal norms pressure this identity onto males who may not feel satisfied when they conform (Disgupta 192). This dehumanizes the male body as it is physically unhealthy for people to be overworked. Labor put before individual enacting the labor, causing them to develop karoshi, which will be explored on the next page.
Dasgupta, Romit. "Performing Masculinities? The 'Salaryman' at Work and Play." Academia. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2017. <http://www.academia.edu/3691372/Performing_Masculinities_The_Salaryman_at_Work_and_Play>.
Nemeth, Barbara. "Masculinities in Japan." (2014): n. pag. Web. 27 Apr. 2017. <http://theses.cz/id/w3ov0n/Diplomova_Praca_Barbara_Nemeth.pdf>.