The Dramatic Changes of the 20th Century
Today Japan is one of the world’s largest economies, but it is facing enormous challenges on a social, cultural, financial and political level. These challenges are highlighted and analysed in the new book Japan’s Past and Present published by Bokförlaget Stolpe and Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnsons Foundation for Public Benefit, featuring themes and topics from Japanese history like identity, architecture, religion, manga, Christianity in Japan, the Samurais and many other subjects. The book includes a chapter by Lars Vargö called The Dramatic Changes of the 20th Century.
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