Bending Adversity

Bending Adversity

Japan and the Art of Survival

Book - 2014
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Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling captures the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Japan.
Publisher: New York, New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9781594205842
1594205841
Branch Call Number: 952 PILLING
Characteristics: xxxiv, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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ChristchurchLib May 12, 2014

"An illuminating portrait of contemporary Japan by the Asia editor of the Financial Times bases his observations on a cross-section of Japanese citizenry while evaluating such major events as the World War II atom bombings, the 1990 economic recession and the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown disasters of 2011." History and Current Events May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/07a6a31c-7455-4328-9850-87f64b0c952f?postId=4ba36ab2-e78e-4e70-abde-d37ee7b88a73

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