Japan's Next Mission: Be Creative

The younger generation is behind a drive to redefine Japan as a leader in design and innovationthink fashion, architecture, video games, and hybrids

From the end of World War II to the early 1990s, Japan had one mission—catch up to the West. Japan has largely succeeded and now enjoys one of the world's highest standards of living. But since then the country hasn't quite known what to do with itself.

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