- Kodansha Encyclopedia of
- SUBJECTS: Encyclopedia
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- Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan contains a wealth
of hard data on Japanese politics, government, economics and corporate
behavior, but it is also a treasury of Japanese art, culture, and history and
a guide to the more subtle traditions that have shaped Japanese life and
thought throughout the centuries. This digital reference work is based on Japan:
An Illustrated Encyclopedia, published in 1993, and it contains almost all
of the 11,000 main-text entries of that book, thousands of which have been
updated to reflect changes occurring in the 1990s. There are also 150 new
entries on notable people, companies, events, trends, etc, of the last decade.
The main-text entries range in length from 50 words to more than 4,000 and
cover every aspect of Japanese culture and society from prehistory to
contemporary science and technology.