Japan"s quest for a role in the world
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Japan"s quest for a role in the world roles ascribed to Japan nationally and internationally, 1969-1982 by Bert EdstroМ€m

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Published by University of Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden .
Written in English



  • Japan


  • Role playing.,
  • National characteristics, Japanese.,
  • Japan -- History -- 1945-,
  • Japan -- Economic conditions -- 1945-1989.,
  • Japan -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.,
  • Japan -- Foreign public opinion.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Bert Edström.
SeriesJapanological studies ;, 7
LC ClassificationsDS889.15 .E37 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 325 p. ;
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2257966M
ISBN 109171465855
LC Control Number89137864

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