Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010

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Longman Publishing Group, Nov 4, 2010 - History - 189 pages
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Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising form the ashes of defeat after World War II to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly to global development. As the third largest economy in the world, with a reputation for technolgical innovation and cultural creativity, Japan is a country shaping the world we live in.

In this new edition of Japan in Transformation, Jeff Kingston explores the character of the nation as it has evolved since the end of the Second World War.

Expanded and throughly revised to cover the period from 1945 to 2010, this second edition of Japan in Transformation provides a succinct and comprehensive study of the recent history of one of the most dynamic nations in the modern world.

Each book in the Seminar Studies in History series provides a concise and reliable introduction to complex events and debates. Written by acknowledged experts and supported by extracts from historical Documents, a Chronology, Glossary, Who's Who of key figures and Guide to Further Reading, Seminar Studies in History are the essential guides to understanding a topic.

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Professor Jeffrey Kingston is Director of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan. His areas of expertise include the political economy and social history of modern Japan, modern Southeast Asia, regionalism in Asia, conflict and reconciliation, and law and social change. Professor Kingston's op-eds and book reviews appear in the "International Herald Tribune," "Wall Street Journal," "Financial Times," "Japan Times" and "Bangkok Post." The BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CBS, ABC, "Time," "Newsweek," AFP, AP, NHK, "Asahi Shimbun," Voice of America and other media organizations interview him frequently.

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