This book aims at revealing the light and shadow of globalization. When the Japanese refer to ‘globalization’, we usually conjure up images of Americanization with which we have been faced. Its intense light casts shadows over Japanese traditional culture and causes various problems.
Additionally, this book focuses on another area of light and shadow of globalization that has also impacted on Japan. There are two systems of globalization: Whilst the United States attempts to promote efficiency-oriented globalization, European nations insist on a globalism based on equal distribution. The two huge powers are likely to divide world communities into two blocs. Japan is wavering between these two opposite values. This book sets out to demonstrate the fact that globalization can produce both illumination and darkness.
The Light and Shadow of Globalization
This edition printed by MARUZEN CO., LTD. 2006.
15,00 Euro ISBN 4-89630-202-8 C3036