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By Rien T. Segers

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Many of us within the West painting Japan as being fastened in its methods, and not able to alter, and hence risking nationwide decline and overseas lack of status. besides the fact that, actually, Japan is at the present in an important transition interval, corresponding to the Meiji recovery of 1868 or the interval instantly after the second one global battle. This transition interval comes with a mix of occasions and occasions that are tricky to interpret either for international in addition to family commentators and determination makers. during this booklet a number of senior specialists from within Japan define the various significant alterations at the moment happening in a variety of fields, together with the economic climate, company and know-how, politics, governance and diplomacy, and quite a lot of social matters - the media, the location of ladies, nationalism and nationwide cognizance, and faith. total, the ebook offers a corrective to lost Western and japanese perspectives; it goals to redirect stereotyped wondering modern Japan either inside of in addition to outdoor the rustic. moreover it supplies a precis review of latest Japan, its present adjustments and difficulties– briefly the interior tale of the second one most powerful nationwide economic system on the earth that is within the strategy of basic re-engineering and that allows you to proceed to have a big impact globally going ahead.

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That does not mean, however, that audiences in the late 1980s and early 1990s did not feel comfortable with the good-wife-and-wise-mother type of woman. The globalized independent woman had not completely captured Japan. However, the fourth phase, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, shows the appearance of more liberated women both in manga and in TV dramas. In reality as well as in fiction Japanese women started to seek not financial but mental support from their partners. It is a common notion that the characteristics of the ideal husband, for women, have changed from the ‘three highs’ (high education, high income and height) to the ‘three C’s’ (comfortable, cooperative and compatible) in the mid-1990s.

The spread of Japanese media culture has three implications within the context of decentring trends in media globalization. First of all the cliché was that Japan is only supplying capital and markets to the global media system and little else. But in the mid-1990s Mario appeared to be a more well-known character among American children than Mickey Mouse. Second, the Japanese television industry started selling Japanese TV formats to Western markets in the late 1980s. Ten years later those formats became great successes in many countries, based on ‘glocalization’ tendencies, whereby the Japanese format was adapted by the foreign TV station.

11 Department of Foreign Services and Trade 1997, p. 15. 12 OECD 1989, p. 16. org/wiki/Governance (accessed 2 February 2007). 14 The Nikkei Weekly, 6 October 2003. 15 Fujiwara and Sakurai 2006 and Fujiwara 2004. 16 For a more extensive description of the ‘Big Bang’ see Goodman 2005, which served as a basis for this paragraph; see also the contributions in Eades, Goodman and Hada 2005. 17 Porter et al. 2000, p. 147. 18 The Economist, 1 June 1996, p. 91. References Aoki, Tamotsu (1996), Der Japandiskurs im historischen Wandel.

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