In this addition to the "Modern Industrial World" series, the reader is introduced to modern Japanese culture, with an emphasis on economics and life-style. While the main focus is on the present, some background information on the past and speculation on the future is included. The seven brief chapters deal with subjects like Industry and Trade, Life on the Land, and People and Society. The many color photographs and maps, plus inserts reporting statistics and related information on topics like learning the language, help make the book attractive and easy to read. An index, glossary and further reading section are included.