Japan: Between Myth and Reality 9810218656, 9789810218652

This work, written by an ex-Ambassador to Japan, is a first-hand account and observation of the various aspects of Japan

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Japan: Between Myth and Reality
 9810218656, 9789810218652

Table of contents :
Acknowledgement
Contents
Introduction
1 Xu Fu and the Bittersweet Sino-Japanese Relations
2 Emperor Hirohito
3 Sumo Wrestlers
4 The Myth of Nihongo
5 The Utilitarian “Gods”
6 Rich Country, Poor People— Japanese Characteristics and Lifestyles
7 The Miracle of Japan’s Economic Recovery
8 Corridors of Power
9 Japan’s Defence and Rearmament
Index

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