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    This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion.

    First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Marco Polo, Japan was a legendary faraway land defended by a fearsome Kamikaze storm and ruled by a divine sovereign. It was the terminus of the Silk Road, the furthest end of the known world, a fertile source of inspiration for European artists, and an enduring symbol of the mysterious East. In recent times, it has become a powerhouse of global industry, a nexus of popular culture, and a harbinger of post-industrial decline.

    With intelligence and wit, author Jonathan Clements blends documentary and storytelling styles to connect the past, present, and future of Japan, and in broad yet detailed strokes reveals a country of paradoxes: a modern nation steeped in ancient traditions; a democracy with an emperor as head of state; a famously safe society built on 108 volcanoes resting on the world's most active earthquake zone; a fast-paced urban and technologically advanced country whose land consists predominantly of mountains and forests.

    ©2017 Jonathan Clements (P)2019 Tantor

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    • Than
    • 07/12/2019

    A Brief Review of the Book

    So this book is good just very short. It tells you in the title (and the hour count) that it's gonna be short but I wish it were longer. The information in this book if they really dug deep into the history could be a 20+ hour long book. I've taken Japanese history classes and this book went over everything I've learned in the classes with just a few tidbits I didn't know beforehand. So if all you're wanting is a 'Brief History' then this book is perfect for you. If you want to learn more afterward there's a youtube channel called Linfamy that has a many episodes long history of Japan series that goes into much greater detail.

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    • Oliver
    • 31/07/2020

    An excellent introduction to the subject.

    Well written, and well read, this book serves as an excellent introduction to the subject of Japanese history and culture. I recommend it if you are in a hurry to get some knowledge under your belt, and then begin to dig deeper.

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    • Stefan
    • 17/02/2021

    Well written, well read overview

    As usual Johnathan Clemons brings his own personal brand of humor to a subject that could get bogged down in difficult to follow facts and dates. The narrator does a great job of never letting the narrative get too boring to follow.

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    • 30/10/2020

    Great primer on Japanese history, ancient to moder

    It's difficult to by to a short history, but the author pulls it off from the earliest myths to modern culture and politics. The reader is engaging and pronounces Japanese words correctly. I highly recommend this book and audio for anyone looking for a quick primer on Japanese history.