Japan A Superpower
During the period between the 1850s and 1950s, Japan underwent massive changes politically, economically, and socially. Acknowledging the failure of isolation, Japan imitated the West in an attempt to modernize, however, still retaining its own identity. A reorganized and more centralized government allowed Japan to industrialize in half the time it took the nations of Western Europe. Industrialization provided Japan with the tools needed to transform itself from a half civilized and “backwards” society during isolation, to a dominating superpower during WW II. World War II left many powerful nations in smoke and rubble. The setbacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki could not hold back Japan from becoming a superpower, post World War II.
The deconstruction of many countries gave these countries the chance to rebuild their cities and economies. But no country took more advantage of this opportunity than Japan. Japan was a huge militaristic power in World War II. Their aggressive behavior caused them to be stripped of their military and their power for self rule. The demilitarization of Japan changed the country’s focus from world militaristic domination to a world economic domination. The country established free trade, manufactured goods, and improved and invented technology, making themselves one of the largest economic superpowers in the world. When international relations between the world’s economic superpowers are mentioned, the first political/economic bonds that come to one’s head are usually the US and Japan. The world influence that comes from these two bonds is substantial.
All the other major superpowers of the world are now realizing the development in Japan and are making ties with Japan to be of help in the near future. The country established free trade, manufactured goods, and improved and invented technology helping them gain a supreme lead over others in its quest to become a superpower.
Today Japan is no longer a deprived and weak nation. Tall sky scrapers, long railway connections, state of the art airports, great educational facilities, and the most hardworking and dedicated citizens all show the transformation Japan has seen. It has become a major tourist attraction destination. Also multinational companies look at Japan as a great place to invest for global trade. Japan is now considered to be one of the most expensive places. And all this growth is only because the Japanese broke the shackles that had held them for years. Their zeal to become a world super power has paid off.
From a nation in rubles to a leader in world economy, Japan has shown the best transition. To add to the charm of Japan is the beautiful nature of its residents. A class of educated and good hearted people makes Japan a good place to be in. Indeed in all aspects be it medicine, science, technology, nuclear power, space, economy and many more Japan is a superpower.