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Beyond Our Borders: Japan

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Wide shot looking out over the water to an urban area with several construction cranes visible. Caption. Their economy into one of the strongest in the world.

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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