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Globalization of Japan: Japanese Sakoku Mentality and U.S. Efforts to Open Japan Mayumi Itoh

Globalization of Japan: Japanese Sakoku Mentality and U.S. Efforts to Open Japan

Mayumi Itoh

Published May 15th 1998
ISBN : 9780312177089
Hardcover
224 pages
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In Globalization of Japan, Mayumi Itoh examines the various aspects of Japans resistance to internationalization. She shows how the opening up of Japan involves not only the accessibility of Japanese markets to foreign goods, but also theMoreIn Globalization of Japan, Mayumi Itoh examines the various aspects of Japans resistance to internationalization. She shows how the opening up of Japan involves not only the accessibility of Japanese markets to foreign goods, but also the liberalization of the Japanese psyche from the sakoku (secluded nation) mentality. Itoh unearths the roots of the sakoku mentality and reveals it as the fundamental impediment to Japans internationalization, examining various Japanese sakoku policies. She also analyzes the open-door policies that Japan has undertaken in the past and demonstrates how the United States played a crucial role in each one. Concluding with a thorough assessment of prospects for Japans internationalization in the twenty-first century, Globalization of Japan offers new insights into this important and often misunderstood country.