The resolute determination of a people to reach for the ultimate come what may, makes them unstoppable. Setbacks don’t deter them because they are people on a mission.
Such was the case of Japan! This Asian country with an amazing cultural heritage summoned courage and resilience to rise up from the ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, dust herself off and embarked on a reconstruction and rebuilding process which has made her an economic powerhouse in the world. Though in recent times, Japan’s progress may have slowed a bit, she cannot be brushed aside in the community of developed nations.
What made a nation which only a hundred and fifty years ago could have been described as the cradle of primitive orientation defy the odds and climb to the zenith of modernity and economic development?
Jerry Y. Agyemang, having lived in Japan for more than a decade decided to observe, research and study the underlying factors which have spurred remarkable growth and progress in this nation. The outcome of his research and study is an amazing book which chronicles an endorsed and authentic blueprint that developing nations can adopt and adapt for their own development renaissance.
“RELATIVE OBSCURITY TO GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE : Insights from Japan’s Rise from the Ashes of Defeat into Economic, Industrial and Technological Gianthood, and the Lessons to African Countries” is a book every student, Japan and Asia enthusiasts and development practitioners must read voraciously and glean remarkable insights from to advance the cause of development in their countries, especially in the African setting where progress is somewhat at a snail pace. After all, it’s no secret the next decade belongs to the East.
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