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Bending adversity : Japan and the art of survival

Author: David Pilling, (Editor)
Publisher: New York, New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
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Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling captures the dynamism and diversity of contemporary  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pilling, (Editor)
ISBN: 1594205841 9781594205842
OCLC Number: 852221347
Notes: Previously published: London : Allen Lane, 2014.
Includes a glossary.
Description: xxxiv, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Tsunami. Tsunami ; Bending adversity --
Double-bolted land. Shimaguni ; Leaving Asia --
Decades found and lost. The magic teapot ; After the fall --
Life after growth. Japan as number three ; Samurai with a quiff ; Life after growth ; The promised road ; From behind the screen --
Adrift. Asia ex-Japan ; Abnormal nation --
After the tsunami. Fukushima fallout ; Citizens ; After the tsunami.
Responsibility: David Pilling.

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Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling captures the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Japan.

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