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"First published in 1998, this updated edition has been revised to reflect recent changes to Japan's political, social, and cultural landscape. Perez (Japan Comes of Age) has separated the first edition's final chapter into two segments: Chapter 9 now surveys the chaotic politics of the Heisei era, while Chapter 10 describes Japanese culture in the 21st century and offers valuable insights into the country's youth culture, sexual mores, suicide rates, and negligible violence. With its essential chronology, term glossary, and premier list, the volume serves as both engaging read and quick-reference, supplanting Kenneth G. Henshall's 2004 History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower."-
"The second edition of this summary of Japanese history has been revised to include new chapters on the Heisei Era and the latest cultural developments that have occurred since the first edition was published in 1999. Perez (Asian history, Illinois State U.) organizes this material in chronological order, ranging from early and feudal eras through World War II and Japan's emergence as a world leader in technology and economics. The author writes in a clear and easy-to- understand style that makes this volume appropriate for both students and general readers. Appendices include a list of notable people during the history of Japan, the Sat-Cho Oligarchy and a list of Japanese premiers."-
Reference & Research Book News
This updated narrative of Japan's history is an absolute must-have for high school and public library shelves.