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1960s: Tokyo is considered to have experienced an economic miracle as it emerges from war-torn status, the results of World War II, to become the second-largest economy in the world.

Today: Although the economic bubble that Tokyo enjoyed in the mid-twentieth century has burst, Tokyo remains one of the most modern and most thriving cities of all the industrial countries.

1960s: Japanese literature in translation is studied in many U.S. universities, but the main focus of research is on ancient poetry, Noh drama, and classical literature such as The Tale of Genji, written in the eleventh century.

Today: Japanese literature is considered one of the main components in the study of comparative literature as taught in U.S. universities. Modern Japanese novels, including those written by Japanese women, are now considered important topics of research.

1960s: In 1968, Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese to win the...

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