Its the near future. The world has become highly information-sensitive, with vast corporate network covering the planet, electrons and light pulsing through it. But the nation-state and ethnic groups still survive.
And on the edge of Asia, in a strange corporate conglomerate-state called "Japan"...
-Ghost In The Shell Introduction
Copyrights Shirow, Dark Horse/Studio Proteus
Man or Machine? - Masamune Shirow's Cyberpunk epic- The Ghost
In The Shell.