A Reflection on Technologies Development in Japan and Lessons for Iran considering Andrew Feinberg Critical Theory on Technology



Japan had cut its ties with the whole world in early 17th century until it inevitably started its relationships in 1845. Afterwards, it moved through modernization with an incredible pace which affected all aspects of Japanese life. Going through this procedure, technology development can be referred as the main fundamental of this accelerated progress which can be analyzed from different points of view. Some believe that technology development of Japan is influenced by the novel political system governing Japan in Meiji era. Others ascribe it to the novel economical procedures in Japan. However, the relationship between social values and structures with technology development based on votes and Feinberg’s attitudes are considered in this study. Therefore, Japan technology development is explained by defining critical theory on technology in this paper. Next, lessons are extracted for technology adoption and development in Iran considering technology development models in Japan.