July 23, 2011

Japanese customers feel ok about Japan shrinking in size

“..many Japanese seem more at ease with the idea of stately decline and genteel isolation. One of Japan’s most popular books in years, The Dignity of a Nation, even suggested Japan should stop teaching its children English and withdraw from the world trade system altogether. Short of such radicalism, many people ask what is wrong with being a backwater of wealth and civility in an out-of-kilter world. “

Source: Japan’s splendid isolation may be at risk
By David Pilling
Published: April 14 2010 22:23

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