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The liberation of Japan?

The past ten years of economic stagnation in Japan has been a period of creative destruction. As the "iron triangle" of big business, elite bureaucracy and conservative politics has crumbled-so have the stifling hierarchies of Japanese life.
William Horsley  

Asia diary

For women, the sexual revolution has finally reached Japan. Will the Japanese share their love with China?
Anthony Head  


Yael Tamir, a professor of philosophy, looks at what our revulsion at clitoridectomy tells us about ourselves
Yael Tamir  

Wrongs and rights in development

Can developing countries enjoy fast economic growth and political freedom? Does the provision of decent health care and education in such countries stimulate or restrain wealth creation? Amartya Sen addresses these two momentous questions in respect to India, a democracy…
Amartya Sen