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The happy youth of a desperate country : the disconnect between Japan's malaise and its millennials

Author: 古市憲寿, 1985- author. Noritoshi Furuichi ; translated by Raj Mahtani = 絶望の国の幸福な若者たち / 著者古市憲寿 ; 訳者ラージ・マタニ. ; Noritoshi Furuichi; Raj Mahtani
Publisher: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2017. ©2011
Series: Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Photograph : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Young people in present-day Japan, a socially-polarized society, have been reportedly "unhappy." According to statistics, however, 80 percent of them are currently "satisfied" with life. By drawing attention to this very fact, The Happy Youth of a Desperate Country, a magnum opus by acclaimed sociologist Noritoshi Furuichi, has revolutionized the discourse on youth theory in Japan. Containing more than six hundred  Read more...
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Material Type: Photograph
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 古市憲寿, 1985- author. Noritoshi Furuichi ; translated by Raj Mahtani = 絶望の国の幸福な若者たち / 著者古市憲寿 ; 訳者ラージ・マタニ. ; Noritoshi Furuichi; Raj Mahtani
ISBN: 9784916055835 4916055837
OCLC Number: 981915268
Language Note: Translated from the original Japanese into English.
Notes: "This book is a translation of the paperback edition of Zetsubō no kuni no kōfuku na wakamono-tachi, first published in 2011 and then released in paperback form in 2015, both published by Kodansha Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The rise and fall of "young people" --
The restless young --
The "collapse" of "Japan"? --
The youths who stand up for Japan --
The great East Japan earthquake and the young people who met expectations --
The happy youth of a desperate country --
Supplementary chapter: a conversation with Takeru Satō.
Series Title: Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Other Titles: Zetsubō no kuni no kōfuku na wakamonotachi.
Disconnect between Japan's malaise and its millennials
Zetsubō no kuni no kōfuku na wakamonotachi
Responsibility: Noritoshi Furuichi ; translated by Raj Mahtani = Zetsubō no kuni no kōfuku na wakamonotachi ' chosha Furuichi Noritoshi ; yakusha Rāji Matani.

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"Young people in present-day Japan, a socially-polarized society, have been reportedly "unhappy." According to statistics, however, 80 percent of them are currently "satisfied" with life. By drawing attention to this very fact, The Happy Youth of a Desperate Country, a magnum opus by acclaimed sociologist Noritoshi Furuichi, has revolutionized the discourse on youth theory in Japan. Containing more than six hundred footnotes, this work offers a probing examination of the portrait of "young people" and serves as the definitive edition for anyone seeking to attain a wide-ranging grasp of Japan and its "young people," from a defining voice of their generation"--Back cover.

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