RE: Japanese Dynamism

From: Waldemar Ingdahl (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 13:39:57 MDT

>From: "Stephan Vladimir Bugaj" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: Japanese Dynamism
>Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 15:26:46 -0400
>this is a very interesting essay you posted...
>i wish this book you speak of were translated into English, I would like
>very much to read it...

Unfortunately, it hasn't been translated in English. Vargö is perhaps
typical of many European intellectuals of the '60s, very much critical to
Japan then, but much more positive nowadays. The rest of his book is very
interesting and covers other aspects too.

however, thank you for your analysis...
>I would like to find some books on Japan's consolidation and reconciliation
>of spirituality and materiality / progress in English, if you have any

Hmm, that is difficult. In my studies on Japan and Japanese culture there
seems to be two groups. The Japan Bashers (everything is bad about Japan) or
the Japan lovers everything is good about Japan) or plainly uninformed about
Japan (like James Fallows). There is little middle ground.

Perhaps all you guys on the extropy list can give a better suggestion.
It is important though to remember to Japanese culture is Japanese, its'
solutions are mostly not applicable to current Western conditions. But it
can certainly give some very interesting suggestions...


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