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Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth records his observations of the uneven times the colonized were forced to live and negotiate, resulting from the imposition of the colonizer's conceptions of time on received temporal traditions. This chapter explores the problem of historical time practices and their effects on societies like Japan, once they are committed to the capitalist production agenda and meeting its demands—which requires establishing the magnitude of the time of the workday. This chapter also explores philosophers' discourse on historical time and uncovers the collision of multiple times that has forced societies like Japan as part of capitalist modernization to resort to forms of synchronization so that older practices can function alongside capitalism avoid the serious consequences of political and economic collision can be avoided.

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