Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami

By Ryu Murakami

Almost obvious Blue is a brutal story of misplaced early life in a eastern port city with reference to an American army base. Murakami?s image-intensive narrative paints a portrait of a gaggle of neighbors locked in a harmful cycle of intercourse, medications and rock?n?roll. the radical is all yet plotless, however the uncooked and sometimes violent prose takes us on a rollercoaster journey via fact and hallucination, highs and lows, within which the characters and their stories come vividly to lifestyles. Trapped in passivity, they achieve neither ardour nor excitement from their adventures. but out of the alienation, boredom and underlying rage and grief emerges a surprisingly quiet and nearly both surprising good looks. Ryu Murakami?s first novel, Almost obvious Blue received the coveted Akutagawa literary prize and have become an fast bestseller. Representing a pointy and wide awake turning clear of the introspective development of postwar eastern literature, it polarized critics and public alike and shortly attracted foreign consciousness as a substitute view of recent Japan.

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Hayami, A. and H. Kitoh (1989), ‘Shomin no Rekishi Minsei-Gaku’ (‘Historical Perspective of People’s Living Conditions’) in H. Shinpo and O. ) Kindai Seicho no Taido (Symptoms of Modern Economic Growth), Nihon Keizai-Shi 2 (Economic History of Japan, Vol. 2) (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten). Iida, T. et al. (1976), Gendai Nihon Keizai-shi (Economic History of Modern Japan) (Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo). Ikeda, H. (1952), Kinko Zaisei (Balanced Budget) (Tokyo: Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (Reprinted in 1999 by Chuo Koron Shin-Sha)).

Accordingly, Japanese policymakers had to steer through ‘uncharted waters’. It would be valuable to explore the factors that helped them in their attempts. While it is not advisable to try the simple application or replication of Japan’s (or any specific country’s) experiences to other socioeconomic conditions, it would be meaningful for the policymakers of other countries to discover some hints and clues in Japan’s experiences. From this point of view, this chapter offers the following four notable features of Japan’s macroeconomic policy in the rapid growth period.

People tend to associate these two factors. However, as Stiglitz (2001) pointed out, the impact of industrial policy should be evaluated against the counterfactual case. Later, in the 1980s, there was a large-scale, comprehensive study of Japan’s industrial policy by Japanese neoclassical economists, and the effectiveness of the industrial policy was put in doubt both theoretically and empirically (Komiya, Okuno, and Suzumura 1984 and 1988; Ito, Kiyono, Okuno and Suzumura 1988). In the 1990s, there was a move to reinterpret Japan’s industrial policy as part of a development strategy, on the grounds that Japan was a developing country in the 1960s.

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