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100 1  Pilling, David 
245 10 Bending adversity|h[downloadable music] /|cDavid Pilling 
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520    In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David 
       Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his 
       own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross 
       section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki 
       Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, 
       industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, 
       teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling
       captures the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Japan.
       Pilling's exploration begins with the 2011 triple disaster
       of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. His deep 
       reporting reveals both Japan's vulnerabilities and its 
       resilience and pushes him to understand the country's past
       through cycles of crisis and reconstruction. Japan's 
       survivalist mentality has carried it through tremendous 
       hardship but is also the source of great destruction. It 
       was the nineteenth-century struggle to ward off colonial 
       intent that resulted in Japan's own imperial endeavor, 
       culminating in the devastation of World War II. Even the 
       postwar economic miracle-the manufacturing and commerce 
       explosion that brought unprecedented economic growth and 
       earned Japan international clout might have been a less 
       pure victory than it seemed. In Bending Adversity, Pilling
       questions what was lost in the country's blind, aborted 
       climb to #1. With the same rigor, he revisits 1990-the 
       year the economic bubble burst, and the beginning of 
       Japan's "lost decades"-to ask if the turning point might 
       be viewed differently. While financial struggle and 
       national debt are a reality, post-growth Japan has also 
       successfully maintained a stable standard of living and 
       social cohesion. And while life has become less certain, 
       opportunities-in particular for the young and for women-
       have diversified.  Still, Japan is in many ways a country 
       in recovery, working to find a way forward after the 
       events of 2011 and decades of slow growth. Bending 
       Adversity closes with a reflection on what the 2012 
       reelection of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his radical 
       antideflation policy, might mean for Japan and its future.
       Informed throughout by the insights shared by Pilling's 
       many interview subjects, Bending Adversity rigorously 
       engages with the social, spiritual, financial, and 
       political life of Japan to create a more nuanced 
       representation of the oft-misunderstood island nation and 
       its people 
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