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The lengthy downturn within the eastern financial system that started through the recessionary Nineties caused a posh set of reactions either inside of Japan and overseas, reshaping not just the country’s economic system but additionally its politics, society, and tradition. In Japan After Japan, students of heritage, anthropology, literature, and movie discover the profound adjustments in Japan because the early Nineteen Nineties, supplying complicated analyses of a country in transition, linking its current to its prior and connecting neighborhood events to international developments.

Several of the essayists consider the politics of heritage, contemplating adjustments within the dating among Japan and the us, the advanced legacy of jap colonialism, Japan’s persistent unease with its wartime historical past, and the postwar consolidation of an ethnocentric and racist nationalism. Others learn anxieties on the topic of the position of kids in society and the weakening of the gendered divide among office and residential. Turning to pop culture, individuals scrutinize the avid intake of “real occasions” in codecs together with police indicates, quiz exhibits, and dwell internet digital camera feeds; the construction, distribution, and reception of Pokémon, the game-based franchise that turned a global cultural phenomenon; and the ways in which the habit of zealous fanatics of anime both reinforces and clashes with company pursuits. targeting modern social and political events, one essay relates how an area voters’ workforce pressed the japanese executive to show a world exposition, the Aichi Expo 2005, right into a extra environmentally wide awake venture. one other essay deals either a survey of rising political pursuits and a manifesto picking new chances for radical politics in Japan. jointly the individuals to Japan After Japan current much-needed perception into the wide-ranging variations of jap society that started within the 1990s.

Contributors. Anne Allison, Andrea G. Arai, Eric Cazdyn, Leo Ching, Harry Harootunian, Marilyn Ivy, Sabu Kohso, J. Victor Koschmann, Thomas LaMarre, Masao Miyoshi, Yutaka Nagahara, Naoki Sakai, Tomiko Yoda, Yoshimi Shunya, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

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