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By R. Kensy

This booklet combines a theoretical examine of Japan's monetary constructions and multinational businesses with an research of the modern multinational company. Kensy assesses the worth of the post-modern method of realizing the recent economic system, in addition to jap society and tradition. He analyses Japan's fiscal constitution, examining its tools, techniques, and leads to a postmodern context and surveys socio-economic improvement in Japan because the starting of Westernization. He examines eastern types for the transformation of society sooner or later, with specific connection with the Keiretzu.

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50,51 In consequence, and as also postulated by Lyotard who echoed the argumentation put forward by Kuhn and Feyerabend, science in the postmodern era must focus on the following issues: indeterminables, controllability boundaries, quanta, conflicts produced by incomplete information, ‘fracta’, catastrophes and pragmatic paradoxes. In addition, it has to blur ‘the boundaries between common sense and paralogism’. 52 Taking the natural sciences as an example, a second process, also fundamental to the successful proliferation of the Postmodern Principles 37 postmodern, becomes apparent: the endogenous disintegration of the tight, rigid straightjacket of contemporary scientific rationality and all its paraphernalia is forcing individual disciplines to search for new frameworks and parameters, making them more receptive to new ways of looking at themselves and the world around them.

Tokyo is a symbol of this: a city with a symbolically empty city centre which cannot de facto be reached. This refers to the giant imperial presence enthroned intrusively, impassably and quasi vacantly in the city centre. In its total openness, this city with no street names, subdivisions or cartography has no points of reference to assist the uninitiated. ’127 After 70 years of intensive dealings with Japan, the former Harvard professor and ex-US Ambassador to Japan, E. 128 Nevertheless, the problems of personal daily life force one to confront the issue of the Japanese condition, irrespective of whether it relates to a businessman based in Japan or a Central European consumer.

The concepts of postmodernism can be used to explain the latest, long- and medium-term trends and the New Economy is therefore postmodern philosophy in action. In short, the hypothesis of a postmodern economic model way could be proposed as follows: Based on the axiom of the social, paradigmatic relevance of postmodernism, it is possible by using different developments in economic research to demonstrate that the postmodern body of thought plays a forward-looking role both in the theory and practice of the economy and business.

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