David Pilling new book Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival (Penguin Press, March 2014) offers the author's take on contemporary Japan and how it strives to recover from challenges like its ageing population and natural disasters like the March 2011 earthquake.
Title is based on an old proverb. Japanese equivalent of making lemonade out of your lemons.
Read an Excerpt here...
Flexing brain and muscles for Tokyo Thursdays # 282