Japanese society: Inside out and outside in

  title={Japanese society: Inside out and outside in},
  author={Yoshio Sugimoto},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={191 - 208}
  • Y. Sugimoto
  • Published 1 May 2014
  • Sociology, Economics
  • International Sociology
This article provides a broad overview of the changing models of Japanese society in postwar years, focusing on how the social science paradigm and popular representations of Japan have shifted with the transformation of the nation’s mega-social structures. The analysis identifies three major periods and concentrates on the dramatic switch of academic orientation from the monocultural to the multicultural model. The discussion also shows how the dominant popular images of Japan around the world… 

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