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Japan, like the rest of the world, has undergone a large number of changes in recent times. The impact of the end of the Cold War has combined with a worldwide recession to create a fluid situation in which long-held assumptions about politics and policies no longer hold. A short history of modern Japan, this book has been brought up to date by Marius Jansen, a distinguished interpreter of Japanese history. Jansen gives an account and analysis of the events that have rocked Japan since 1990, taking the story through the election of Murayama as Prime Minister.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674471849
ISBN-10: 0674471849
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 162mm x 26mm)
Pages: 438
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edwin O. Reischauer

Marius B. Jansen was Professor of Japanese History at Princeton University. He was the author of Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration.

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