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Japan Unbound is a must read for anyone trying to understand Japanese culture today.
Personally, I think the author was a bit negative about the future prospects of Japan, emphasazing the problems of families and education.
Moreover, he does a good job of bringing to life the characters that he covers, and he selects them well.
This book is a great read if you're a recreational audience, but not so much if you're using it for academia. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Abigail Root
I needed to purchase this book for my Portrait of Japan course in college (Japanese culture and history course. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Makayla Anson
This book attempts to describe the changing Japanese psyche. The author's thesis is that socio-cultural changes are the product of a post-WWII identity crisis. Read morePublished 22 months ago by HS
The book is easy to read. It does not have a lot of insider knowledge of Japan, and the conclusions sound contrived.Published on May 19, 2012 by Pippi
Japan Unbound is a must read for anyone trying to understand Japanese culture today. This book looks at the economic, social and political transitions taking place in the post boom... Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by William Beecher
I have met many visitors to Japan who are extremely impressed with the hospitality and the politeness of the people. Read morePublished on August 5, 2007 by China Mike
The book provides a first look at changes in Japan's past 60 years, focusing on the situation of the country's soul at the end of 2002. Read morePublished on November 10, 2006 by Marco C. Soligo
Japan's history and culture is deeply rooted in its 1400 years of interaction and trade with its Asian neighbors, and especially with China during after the Tang dynasty of 618 to... Read morePublished on July 15, 2006 by J. Robinson
This book is really interesting in that it highlights some of the issues Japan is grappling with at present. Read morePublished on April 27, 2005 by Aotearoa Booklover