Cover: The Japanese Today in PAPERBACK

The Japanese Today

Change and Continuity, Enlarged Edition

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674471849

Publication Date: 03/05/1995


438 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

66 halftones, 2 maps

Belknap Press


Praise for the previous edition:

Edwin Reischauer displays a novelist’s sensitivity in this thorough overview, managing to explain the paradoxes of Japan without diminishing the sense of mystery… The Japanese Today offers the broadest available overview of the world’s third greatest economic power, sagaciously exploring politics, history, religion, and education.The Los Angeles Times

[Reischauer] is one of few Westerners who knows so well the social, cultural, political, and economic developments of Japanese society.—Badar A. Iqbal, Japan Times

For many years Americans headed for careers in Japan have been preparing themselves with the books of Edwin O. Reischauer. Few people know the subject better than he.—John Burgess, The Washington Post Book World

Born and brought up in Japan and, in the 1960s, American ambassador to Tokyo, [Reischauer] is well placed to analyze the special qualities of a people who down the years have fluctuated between self-deprecation and an almost cosmic arrogance, and who now seem poised to achieve dominance over the global economy.—Alexander MacLeod, The Sunday Times

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