| heavy as a mountain
before WWII Japan had already established herself as enterprising,
industrializing nation. Most of this feverish work was undertaken
in the name of the Emperor, and took on an ominous twist as Japan
armed herself for the war. This tradition of industrialization and
technology was quickly revived in post-war Japan, where industriousness
and a supply of consumable goods insured "the future".
Post-war Japanese transferred loyalties, once reserved for the Emperor,
to the "paternal" workplace, where the worker was "taken
care of " in return for his or her loyalties. Family fathers
commuted by train into the cities, and after working a full day,
were expected to network and socialize with colleagues and clients
far into the evening, before boarding the train for the suburbs
(photo credit: Joel Sackett).
Sound: video arcade with samurai warrior
game (credit: lef, 1999) --Load
time: 17 sec.
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