Description : Presents the technologies used by the ancient Japanese to improve agriculture, communication, construction, weapons, transportation, and science.
Description : Describes the technologies used in ancient Egypt, including those improving agriculture, the written word, measurement, construction, medicine, and chemistry.
Description : Describes the technology developed and used in the Roman Empire, including technology involving agriculture, transportation, construction, communication, and medicine.
Description : Describes the technology used by the ancient Chinese to help with agriculture, communication, calculations, transportation, medicine, and warfare.
Description : Describes the technology used in ancient Greece to improve agriculture, timekeeping, writing, construction, warfare, and medicine.
Description : Discusses the history, climate, cultural life, and economic issues of Japan, and includes photographs from the past and present.
Description : This book deals with a topical issue relating to the use of script in Japan, one which has the potential to reshape future script policy through the mediation of both orthographic practices and social relations. It tells the story of the impact of one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in Japan in the latter part of this century: the invention and rapid adoption of word-processing technology capable of handling Japanese script in a society where the nature of that script had previously mandated handwriting as the norm. The ramifications of this technology in both the business and personal spheres have been wide-ranging, extending from changes to business practices, work profiles, orthography and social attitudes to writing through to Japan's ability to construct a substantial presence on the Internet in recent years.
Description : The rise of Japan as an economic superpower is a remarkable episode in the history of the modern world. This book seeks to explain this phenomenal success by looking at the issues of culture and technology, and making comparison with the experience of the US, the UK and Europe as a whole. The relationship between culture and technology lies at the heart of the undoubted market success of Japan, and the development of high technology and the much-lauded "cultural" attributes of Japan have contributed powerfully to national success. These vital issues are examined in detail and include, for example, the relationship between company "culture" and "structure," and the overriding impact of Japanese "national" culture. National cultures and the West are compared with the consequent effect on entrepreneurial and technological progress.