A History of Japanese Trade and Industry Policy

A History of Japanese Trade and Industry Policy

by Mikio Sumiya
     
 

Despite the destruction of its social and economic infrastructure during the Second World War, Japan's subsequent remarkable recovery and growth propelled it rapidly into the ranks of the developed nations. In order to trace this post-war transformation formally, the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) convened a committee of independent… See more details below

Overview

Despite the destruction of its social and economic infrastructure during the Second World War, Japan's subsequent remarkable recovery and growth propelled it rapidly into the ranks of the developed nations. In order to trace this post-war transformation formally, the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) convened a committee of independent academics to compile a seventeen-volume History of Japanese Trade and Industry Policy, of which this volume acts as a summary. Translated for the first time into English, it examines the planning, drafting, and implementation of various policies adopted by MITI against their economic and industrial background in the period from 1945 to 1979.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198292517
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The Post-War Development of the Japanese Economy5
2The Transformation of the Economic Structure during Occupation20
3The Formation of the Post-War Industrial System51
4Economic Growth and the Industrial Order70
5The Emergence of Japan as an Economic Superpower in the Changing Global Economy96
6Post-War International Trade and Industry Policy and Economic Growth114
7The Formulation and Reversal of the Japanese Occupation Policy153
8Continuity and Change: Pre-War and Post-War Years170
9Economic Rehabilitation and Industrial Policy186
10The Reopening of Foreign Trade and the Establishment of MITI205
11The Korean War and Special Procurements227
12Building the Foundation for a Self-Supporting Economy, and MITI Policy235
13The Reorganization of the Political and Economic Order253
14The End of Special Procurements, and the Fragile Economic Structure266
15Rationalization of Key Industries and the Nurturing of New Industries289
16Export Promotion and the Relaxation of Trade and Exchange Controls345
17Changing Policy Keynote and Measures363
18The Development Process of Rapid Economic Growth389
19The Development Process of Innovation398
20Economic Planning and International Trade and Industry Policy432
21Trade and Capital Liberalization and International Trade Policy452
22The Evolution of Industrial Structure Policy469
23The Fruits of Rapid Growth and the Response to Diversified Policy Issues490
24The Transition to a Floating Exchange Rate System and the Oil Crises507
25Energy Measures and Structurally Depressed Industries531
26The Implementation of Measures to Cope with Rising Commodity Prices, and Consumer Protection Policy551
27Problems of the Post-High-Level Growth Period568
28The Roles of Trade and Economic Cooperation in the Evolution into a Major Economic Power583
29The Nurturing of Advanced Technology Industries, and Policy Vision610
Index637

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