Creativity without Diversity? The Anomalous Case of the Japanese University
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Is it possible to have cultural creativity — in the realm of the intellect, in the arts, in matters of the spirit, in technological innovation and the like — without cultural diversity, in particular without human diversity, that is to say, without a direct personal interaction and openness between creative minds from differing cultural, racial and national backgrounds?
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