First edition. - Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2017.
Book — ix, 281 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm.
The rise and fall of "young people"
The restless young
The "collapse" of "Japan"?
The youths who stand up for Japan
The great East Japan earthquake and the young people who met expectations
The happy youth of a desperate country
Supplementary chapter: a conversation with Takeru Satō.
"Young people in present-day Japan, a socially-polarized society, have been reportedly "unhappy." According to statistics, however, 80 percent of them are currely "satisfied" with life. By drawing attention to this very fact, The Happy Youth of a Desperate Country, a magnum opus by acclaimed sociologist Noritoshi Furuichi, has revolutionized the discourse on youth theory in Japan. Containing more than six hundred footnotes, this work offers a probing examination of the portrait of "young people" and serves as the definitive edition for anyone seeking to attain a wide-ranging grasp of Japan and its "young people," from a defining voice of their generation"--Back cover.