“ Japan is a very prosperous society. Is people are safer and enjoy great longevity than the people of most other countries. Its social infrastructure is the envy of the world and unemployment is low. The cities are efficient and clean. It has modernized while maintaining its uniqueness, with Japanese fashion, music and culture (even anime) a major soft-power force in Asia and beyond”
Source: Editorial, East Asia Forum,
Quarterly, July – September, 2012.
Vol 4. No. 3, page 2