Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s
The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown.
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The Lost Decade
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War Memory and Responsibility
The Imperial Family
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