The Outnation: A Search for the Soul of Japan

The Outnation A Search for the Soul of Japan In this rigorous and searching but also deeply personal journey through Japan s islands and institutions Rauch burrows deep under the surface to learn how different and how dangerous Japan really is H

  • Title: The Outnation: A Search for the Soul of Japan
  • Author: JonathanRauch
  • ISBN: 9780875843209
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this rigorous and searching,but also deeply personal,journey through Japan s islands and institutions,Rauch burrows deep under the surface to learn how different,and how dangerous,Japan really is He finds that today s Japan,for all its surface alienness,is strikingly and often surprisingly familiar Economicaly,it s similar to America in the days of the great cartels aIn this rigorous and searching,but also deeply personal,journey through Japan s islands and institutions,Rauch burrows deep under the surface to learn how different,and how dangerous,Japan really is He finds that today s Japan,for all its surface alienness,is strikingly and often surprisingly familiar Economicaly,it s similar to America in the days of the great cartels and company towns,with a high tech update Politically,it s Mayor Daley s Chicago raised to a national scale And its values,far from being alien to the West,are Plato s own.

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    1. A travelogue and a portait of the Japan at the peak of its power, containing a number of peculiar and true observations about the Japanese professional, polical and research discourse - either extremely detailed and punctillious or impassioned and appealing to the most extreme emotions, the early warning signs of the US behaving as a bully and a cheater in the world trade, the issues of the Middle East from the Japanese point of view, the ease of actually living and being accepted in Japan as a [...]

    2. 19 years really ages a book on America-Japan political-economic views. 'A Search for the Soul of Japan' this book is not. However, Rauch does make some interesting observations on Japanese politics circa 1985-1991, including an interesting take on Japans behaviour during the Kuwaiti oil embargo.

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