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Japan: The Paradox of Harmony

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Following a crushing defeat in World War II, Japan rose like a phoenix from the literal ashes to become a model of modernity and success, for decades Asias premier economic giant. Yet it remains a nation hobbled by rigid gender roles, protectionist policies, and a defensive, inflexible corporate system that has helped bring about political and economic stagnation. The unique social cohesion that enabled Japan to cope with adversity and develop swiftly has also encouraged isolationism, given rise to an arrogant and inflexible bureaucracy, and prevented the country from addressing difficult issues. Its culture of hard work—in fact, overwork—is legendary, but a declining population and restrictions on opportunity threaten the nations future.

 

Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer have combined thoroughly researched deep analysis with engaging anecdotal material in this enlightening portrait of modern-day Japan, creating an honest and accessible critique that addresses issues from the economy and politics to immigration, education, and the increasing alienation of Japanese youth.

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A well-rounded, well-informed critique of the Pacific island nation of Japan, its society, economy, demography, and politics

About the Author

Keiko Hirata is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, California State University, Northridge. Mark Warschauer is professor of education and informatics and associate dean of the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine.

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ISBN:
9780300186079
Author:
Hirata, Keiko
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Warschauer, Mark
Author:
ata, Keiko
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Hir
Subject:
Japan
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World History-Japan
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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