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Modern Japan: Origins of the Mind - Japanese Traditions and Approaches to Contemporary Life
The book takes a fresh look at modern Japan, and does not treat the Japanese as enigmatic or mysterious people; their ways of thinking and their culture can be explained by an honest appraisal of their history and of the norms that have shaped this history. This book not only reveals the mentality and national character of modern Japanese people but also attempts to explor ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 23rd 2010 by World Scientific Publishing Company
(first published July 22nd 2010)
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The traditions, character and mentality of any nation are the result of its age-long development. These characteristics are an intricate combination of historical events and ethnological patterns. Any exclusive national feature normally has its origins rooted in the past. However, it is not easy to explain these features adequately since human society is a result of complicated cause-and-effect relationships. Japanese culture was formed by, and is well adapted to, a restrained space. People livi ...more