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Unformatted text preview: th century for that very reason. However, the force isnt always good, there is a darkside as well. What the diary really lacks is news of major world events. Nothing is said about the newly transitioning Japanese government, or the growing economic marketplace. Such things as these are needed to be able to see the big picture of early 20 th century Japan. Learning about the family life of a middle class family in early 20 th century japan has major value. It gives readers a broader world view, and in turn a more accepting state of mind when interacting with people from other cultures. This open-mindedness is important when interacting in the business world today. Things are chaging so rapidly now, and we are moving towards one world economy. Being to be able to understand a nations social history gives us great insight as to what they value as a culture and how they like to be treated....
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