Japan - Change and Continuity

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Japan is currently undergoing many interesting changes, which the Japanese government trumpets as fundamental reform, but which some observers suspect will turn out to be superficial, part of a long sequence of changes which have been much less far-reaching than at first anticipated. This book provides a survey of the many changes currently in progress in Japan, including political reform, economic deregulation and liberalisation, and reforms to environmental policy, science and technology, education, and ...
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Overview

Japan is currently undergoing many interesting changes, which the Japanese government trumpets as fundamental reform, but which some observers suspect will turn out to be superficial, part of a long sequence of changes which have been much less far-reaching than at first anticipated. This book provides a survey of the many changes currently in progress in Japan, including political reform, economic deregulation and liberalisation, and reforms to environmental policy, science and technology, education, and immigration policy. The essays in this volume explore the reform process in Japan overall, and provides a thorough overview of major current developments in Japan.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780700716449
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/18/2002
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 1
2 Much ado about nothing? The limited scope of political reform in Japan 9
3 Regulatory reforms in Japan: issues and prospects 30
4 Reforming Japanese banks and the financial system 54
5 Changes in the J-type firm: from bank-centred governance to internal governance 72
6 Continuity and change in Japanese human capital formation 106
7 Changing environmental policy agendas: Japan's approach to international environmental problems 125
8 Crusaders of the lost archipelago: the changing relationships between environmental NGOs and government in Japan 148
9 Immigration and citizenship in contemporary Japan 163
10 The reformatting of Japan for the people: science, technology and the new economy 179
11 Japanese 'Education Reform': the plan for the twenty-first century 192
12 Conclusion 214
Index 219
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