Changes in Japan from a defeated nation to an economic superpower. Social and cultural changes during this transformation. Topics: legacy of wartime experience; impact of American occupation; postwar radicalism and social unrest; turn to conservatism; dynamics of rapid economic growth; emergence of middle class society; urbanization and environmental change; consumerism and popular culture; changes in family structure, youth culture and gender relations.
Postwar Japanese Society
Overseas Studies in Kyoto
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