By Rien T. Segers

ISBN-10: 0415453119

ISBN-13: 9780415453110

Many humans within the West painting Japan as being mounted in its methods, and not able to alter, and accordingly risking nationwide decline and overseas lack of status. although, in reality, Japan is at the present in an important transition interval, equivalent to the Meiji recovery of 1868 or the interval instantly after the second one global battle. This transition interval comes with a mix of occasions and occasions that are tough to interpret either for overseas in addition to household commentators and determination makers. during this booklet quite a number senior specialists from within Japan define the various significant adjustments at the moment occurring in quite a lot of fields, together with the economic system, company and know-how, politics, governance and diplomacy, and quite a lot of social concerns - the media, the location of ladies, nationalism and nationwide attention, and faith. total, the ebook offers a corrective to lost Western and jap perspectives; it goals to redirect stereotyped wondering modern Japan either within in addition to outdoors the rustic. moreover it provides a precis review of latest Japan, its present adjustments and difficulties– briefly the interior tale of the second one most powerful nationwide economic climate on the planet that is within the means of primary re-engineering and so that it will proceed to have a huge effect globally going ahead.

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