Bad Leaders, Dynamic Nation: Lessons from Japanese History

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Jim Huffman, Professor Emeritus - Wittenberg University
Jan 30, 2015


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Culture, Education, History

Bad Leaders, Dynamic Nation: Lessons from Japanese History

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How is it that Japan has maintained such dynamism and vitality throughout its history despite long periods of inept or inefficient government?  As the students of the Spring 2015 Semester at Sea voyage explore the nation of Japan, professor Jim Huffman delivers a fascinating seminar on the historical forces that have shaped contemporary Japanese culture and society.

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  1. Monica (Lowe) Paslawski
    January 31, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I really enjoyed your talk about the politics and vigour of Japan. My knowledge of Japan is pretty much limited to James Clavelle’s novels from many years ago – Shogun, Taipan, . . . I should read them again! It is very nice that we parents left at home can learn about the places our children our visiting in some small way. I just found these today, so I will have to keep up with it!

    Thanks

    Monica

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