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ISHIGAKI RIN (1920 ~ 2004) Pt. 3

Ishigaki Rin, Part 3: In the Shadow of the Economic Miracle (Poverty, Women, and Consumption)
(See Part 1 here, or Part 2 here)

The brilliant triumph of Japan’s “economic miracle” represented a dizzying rise from the poverty and hunger of defeat to the heights of capitalist luxury. By the end of the war, many of Japan’s cities had been reduced to so much rubble and ash. Millions of people had been displaced due to devastating  air raids, and food and material shortages were dire. Japan’s economy was in shambles.
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