So what allowed Japan, the only non-European country, to become a dynamically developing industrial power?

The young state quickly and accurately carried out a series of reforms that destroyed the foundations of traditional society, which allowed Japan to follow the path of modernization and development of the capitalist economy. This was facilitated by the traditional inclination of the Japanese to useful borrowings, the absence of contempt for foreign culture.

Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.