The Japan Handbook / Edition 1

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Provides an overview of Japan at the end of a century in which it has undergone huge changes. Nineteen chapters present a range of complex problems and data largely restricted to events and circumstances over the past 50 years or so, and on into the early years of the coming century. Topics include history and context, political economy, society and culture, and international relations. Appendices contain a chronology, glossary, personalities, political and economic institutions, and a bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Map: The Regions, Prefectures, and Major Cities of Japan
1 The Japanese Economy Since 1945 3
2 The Political System: Stability and Change 19
3 The Economic Role of the Government 33
4 Sources and Uses of Energy 48
5 Agriculture and Fisheries 59
6 The Production Revolution in Manufacturing 72
7 Marketing, Distribution, and Other Service Industries 87
8 The Financial System 100
9 The Role of Trade in Japan's Re-emergence 112
10 Corporate Structures and the Dual Economy 128
11 Diversity in Japanese Society 143
12 Urban and Regional Development 155
13 The Postwar Transformation of the Labor Force 182
14 The Education System 202
15 Japan's Relationship with the United States 215
16 Japan and Europe 225
17 Japan and China 236
18 Japan and East Asia 246
19 Japan and the World: From Bilateralism to Multilateralism 260
Chronology 273
Glossary 286
Personalities 291
Political and Economic Institutions 297
Bibliography 301
Index 315
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