Unformatted text preview: and the efforts both parties put towards the democratization of Japan. Kingston also concentrates heavily on the postwar politics and the incredibly rapid industrialization and the economic growth. Each chapter begins with a brief outline, which I found extremely helpful in understanding what was going on and about thirty pages follow in order to support Kingston’s ideas and claims. Some of the author's insights and observations are quite helpful in understanding Japan's recent history. Kingston points out, in regards to politics, that even though Japan was not successful in establishing a democracy it cares for its middle class even better than most other nations, by having a variety of Non Profit organizations and “watchdog” groups. American Hijiki is different in that it accounts for all of the factors as well but from the eyes of the author, making the changes going on in society seem more involved than the facts Kingston presents....
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- Spring '07
- World War II, japan, Non-profit organization, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japanese people, American Hijiki