Japan's Changing Generations: Are Young People Creating a by Mathews/White

By Mathews/White

This publication argues that 'the iteration hole' in Japan is whatever greater than kids resisting the grownup social order earlier than getting into and conforming to that order. really, it indicates anything extra basic: the emergence of a brand new Japan, that may be fairly diversified from the Japan of postwar many years. It argues that whereas youth in Japan of their children, twenties and early thirties usually are not engaged in overt social or political resistance, they're turning opposed to the prevailing eastern social order, whose legitimacy has been undermined by means of the prior decade of financial downturn. The ebook exhibits how youth in Japan are puzzling over their our bodies and identities, their social relationships, and their employment and parenting, in new and generationally contextual methods, that could support to create a destiny Japan rather diversified from Japan of the hot earlier.

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They are now the target of risutora (“restructuring”: redundancy or dismissal) in their organizations, and, probably because of this, are in low spirits today. But at the end of the 32 Satoshi Kotani 1960s, this generation was spectacularly active as the torch-bearer of the student movement and counterculture, just like young people throughout the world in those days. Many in the generation of parents of today’s youth belong to the “post-dankai” generation, born in the first half of the 1950s. This generation, which reached puberty after the collapse of the student movement, is reputed to lack vitality.

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