Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose

Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose

by Kenneth Pyle

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ISBN-13: 9781586485672
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Series: Century Foundation Books (PublicAffairs) Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,090,387
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Kenneth B. Pyle is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of History and Asian Studies at the University of Washington. He is Founding President of The National Bureau of Asian Research, founding editor and chairman of the board of the Journal of Japanese Studies, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Pyle was decorated by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun in 1999.

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Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Expat-in-Asia More than 1 year ago
Your first clue to the tone of this book should be the cover, with its line of marching Japanese soldiers. Your second clue is in the author's credits: "Professor Pyle was decorated by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun in 1999." That North Asia is brimming with anger at Japan for its unrepentant denial of its past atrocities is glossed over like Japan's own historical revisionism. The contention that Japan's influence is increasing is absurd. Japan's closed markets and one-way trade policies means it has no leverage whatsoever in regional conflicts. The country's aging and shrinking population, crushing government debt, lack of innovation and low rate of new business formation, and loss of global competitiveness in its key industries makes the book's title LOL ironic.
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KeikoHP More than 1 year ago
The author of Japan Rising does away with the myth of inscrutable, irrational Orientals. About time, too. He shows that all of Japan's actions were in fact rational and based on the external security situation of their time. His research, so far as I can tell, is solid. His writing style is clear and engaging. This is not a boring book.