This week, we’ll be talking about the height of postwar Japan during the 1970s and 1980s. On the surface, it’s a time of great accomplishment when the dream of catching up to the West had finally been realizing. Looking deeper, however, we find the roots of many of the problems which would bubble to the surface during the economic troubles of the 1990s.
Listen to the episode here.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.
Pyle, Kenneth. Japan Rising.
Schlesinger, Jacob M. Shadow Shoguns: The Rise and Fall of Postwar Japan’s Political Machine
White, Merry. Perfectly Japanese.
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