Japan and the Internet Revolution

  • Ken Coates
  • Carin Holroyd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ken Coates, Carin Holroyd
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ken Coates, Carin Holroyd
    Pages 68-89
  4. Ken Coates, Carin Holroyd
    Pages 90-123
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 174-202

About this book


Japan and the Internet Revolution challenges the portrait of Japan as a technologically slow-moving nation, lacking in creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Overcoming the substantial barriers erected by the Japanese government to the introduction of the Internet, promoters and entrepreneurs managed to create a flexible and dynamic Internet society. From a slow start, Japan has emerged as the global leader in the mobile internet, the host of arguably the strongest nation-specific web-presence in the world, and a country determined to remain near the forefront of the digital revolution.


creativity development Japan society technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Ken Coates
    • 1
  • Carin Holroyd
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Arts and ScienceUniversity of SaskatchewanCanada
  2. 2.College of CommerceUniversity of SaskatchewanCanada

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