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Beyond Our Borders: Japan

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Large urban centers have created a homogeneous nation that moves into the future by consensus. Covers Japan's extraordinary change from defeated nation in 1945 to world economic power in the present. Discusses its economy, education system, work ethic, leisure activities, religion, and above all its blend of old culture with the new.

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Runtime: 28 minutes 13 seconds

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