Reflections

Japan Changes With the Times

Feb 1, 2017 | 00:38 GMT
Japan Changes With the Times
Since U.S. President Donald Trump's election, Japan's government has changed its policies toward Washington to suit the new administration.
(TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan has mastered the art of the quick change. Throughout its modern history, the country has demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to adapt its policy to suit the demands of the day. In the late 19th century, Japan's leaders undertook a rapid industrialization campaign, known as the Meiji Restoration, that catapulted...

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