Journal of Futures Studies

Societal Factors Impacting on Images of the Future of the Youth in Japan

by Ryoto Ono

ABSTRACT

There was a bright future ahead for Japan after she was devastated by the World War II. In the process of emerging as one of the economically prosperous countries in the world, Japan has created various societal systems. Ironically, however, those systems are now working to hurt the image of the future of youth and to discourage their efforts towards the future. This study will look into some key societal factors that have impacted on future perspectives of youth and try to identify a turning point for a better future of Japan.

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084