By Jayson Makoto Chun
This e-book bargains a background of jap tv audiences and the preferred media tradition that tv helped to spawn. In a relatively brief interval, the tv helped to reconstruct not just postwar jap pop culture, but additionally the japanese social and political panorama. throughout the early years of tv, jap of all backgrounds, from politicians to moms, debated the consequences on society. the general public discourse surrounding the expansion of tv printed its function in forming the id of postwar Japan through the period of high-speed development (1955-1973) that observed Japan remodeled into an financial energy and one of many world's best exporters of tv programming.
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14 Vogel brought attention to a new trend in consumption among postwar Japanese that would become very prominent. 15 From the Japanese point of view, this “new middle class” had consumer habits that were a startling departure from prewar wartime austerity habits. This middle class would later play an important role in purchasing televisions and helping to popularize the new medium. The rapid urbanization of Japan from the 1950s through the 1960s played a major role in stimulating the growth of this mass culture.
From day one of radio broadcasting, the Ministry of Communications limited music and entertainment programs, and put the focus on news, weather, and practical knowledge. The Ministry used the rationale that Japanese, still a poor people, could not afford to indulge in a pleasure-seeking way of life, and that radio entertainment would only lure Japanese away from their jobs. 17 NHK focused on spreading an officially approved culture throughout the nation through the radio network. 18 Western classical music also became a radio staple, seen by the government as a means to spread modern culture to the rest of the nation.
Rather than abolish the empire, SCAP begun to reconstruct its prewar apparatus. S. military. While enough of the prewar imperial apparatus remained to control and regulate society, SCAP implemented just enough reform to prevent a full-scale resuscitation of the prewar imperial structure. With the end of the Occupation in April 1952, Japanese, facing this reformed but intact imperial state structure, confronted the problem of setting goals for a new, postimperial Japan. Would it reaffirm the imperial legacies of empire?
'A Nation of a Hundred Million Idiots': A Social History of Japanese Television, 1953-1973 by Jayson Makoto Chun