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World War II severely affected the Japanese
culture, economics, and politics. Changes made in
Japan were not only in the politics but also in the culture in general because
of the entrance of western ideas into Japan after World War II made the
Japanese adapt their ancient culture to some of the western culture. These changes
in their culture made the Japanese a whole new country and made it more open to
foreign ideas and costumes.
After World War II had ended, Japan was devastated, Japan's
war machine were destroyed. All the large cities (with the exception of Kyoto),
the industries and the transportation networks were severely damaged. A severe
shortage of food continued for several years. The efforts to recover from the
was led the Japanese to have a strict and competitive view in technological and
scientific advances. Now the Japanese people are considered as one of the most
working and intelligent human beings, because of their brightness in the
technology and scientific advances.
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