1964

The Greatest Year in the History of Japan: How the Tokyo Olympics Symbolized Japan's Miraculous Rise from the Ashes
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Author(s): Roy Tomizawa
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Mar 24, 2020
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100155664
Released: Mar 24, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494537869
Narrator/s: David Shih
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Japan was a physical and psychological wasteland at the end of World War II. With over three million dead, thirty-nine percent of city populations homeless, forty percent of all urban areas flattened, eighty percent of all ships destroyed, and thirty-three percent of all industrial machine tools rendered inoperable, the country was devastated and demoralized. And yet, just nineteen years later, Japan stood proud-modern, peace-loving, and open-welcoming the world as the host of the 1964 Olympics, the largest global event of its time. In 1964-The Greatest Year in the History of Japan, Roy Tomizawa chronicles how Japan rose from the rubble to embark on the greatest Asian economic miracle of the twentieth-century. He shares stories from the 1964 Olympics that created a level of alignment and national pride never before seen in Japan, leaving an indelible mark in the psyche of the Japanese for generations.

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