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Japan: The Future (Part II) #566894

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tokyo, Japan: George Lewis) Japanese feelings of superiority over outsiders examined; Japanese sumo wrestler shown defeating American [Clinical psychologist Joseph PRECKER - compares American attitudes to those held by Japanese with regard to race and nationalism.] Costs of "we/they" thinking discussed. [Teen Miki INOUYE - comments on not conforming to her Japanese peers after living in US for several years] Few foreigners reported receive Japanese citizenship. [Tokyo International Univ. professor Masao KUNIHIRO - comments on Japanese failure to accept Koreans living here.] Refusal to accept outsiders and new ideas noted often viewed as weakness. [Author of "The Third Century", Joel KOTKIN - says Japanese creativity is stifled by pressure to conform within this restrictive society.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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