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Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

by Yasmine La Salle

Staff Writer

Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty, by Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts and Susan Orpett Long.
University of hawaii, Academic.

With subjects ranging from consumerism to female farmers, “Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty” is a book that’s geared toward students. However, it features a wealth of information that covers a number of topics demonstrating the changes Japanese society went through after the economic recession of the 1990s. For those looking for a casual but informative read the book can get a bit jargon-heavy as it is intended to be a secondary source to other texts that cover similar topics. Being a lighter read, however, means the reader can get a feel for the subjects instead of focusing solely on the opinions of the authors.