About Ross Mouer

Emeritus Professor Ross Mouer was Professor of Japanese Studies at Monash University and Director of the Japanese Studies Centre.

Japan

A Heisei Restoration? Aligning Japan with a globalising world

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Could Japan’s current era—known as the Heisei—see a ‘restoration’ under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a scale of the Meiji Restoration 250 years ago? At the beginning of the twenty-first century’s second decade Japan was at a crossroads. After 250 years of self-imposed isolation (1603–1867) the Meiji Restoration ushered in a cultural milieu and national […]