Compare & Contrast Fountains in the Rain by Yukio Mishima

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1960s: In 1960, the population of Japan is 93,419,000.

1990s In 1998, the population of Japan is 126,486,000.

1960s: By 1970, seventy-nine percent of students continue to attend school past the compulsory level, and twenty-four percent of students go to college.

1990s: In 1998, 96.9 percent of students continue to attend upper secondary school, and 44.2 percent of students go to university.

1960s: In 1960, 32.6 percent of the Japanese labor force are employed in primary industries, such as farming or forestry.

1990s: By the 1990s, less than ten percent of the Japanese labor force are employed in primary industries, and more than half of the labor force is employed in tertiary industries, such as research or management.

1960s: Most Japanese women enter the labor force early, work for a few years, and then retire by their mid-twenties to marry and have children. For many companies, retirement upon childbearing is mandatory.

1990s: Many married...

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