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Gerteis, Christopher and George, Timothy S. (2014) 'Beyond the Bubble, Beyond Fukushima: Reconsidering the History of Postwar Japan / バブルのかなた、福島のかなたとは 戦後日本史再考.' The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 12 (8.3).

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Japan’s spectacular economic growth after 1945 made it a model for its neighbors and even, at the height of its economic dominance and hubris in the 1980s, an exemplar of modern capitalism for business leaders in the Americas, Europe, and Pacific Asia. By the early 1990s, however, the collapse of mammoth real estate and stock market bubbles launched the nation on two decades of stagnation or fitful growth, deflation, and soul searching. The hubris that drove the post-war era – that “we had all the answers” – had collapsed. And then, on 11 March 2011, the state’s ineffectual response to the triple-crises of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan heightened popular debate over whether the nation was doomed to a slow decline or might yet be able to recover its vigor and discover a new path and new purposes.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History
Regional Centres and Institutes > SOAS Japan Research Centre
ISSN: 15574660
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2014 14:42
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