Japan in Decline: Fact or Fiction?

Overview

To what extent is Japan in decline? Recent views are that the rise of Japan is long since over and that the world's second largest economy is not just treading water but that society and the economy are failing, with potential catastrophic outcomes. But is this really the case? Could it be that once again Japan is being misread and misinterpreted?
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Overview

To what extent is Japan in decline? Recent views are that the rise of Japan is long since over and that the world's second largest economy is not just treading water but that society and the economy are failing, with potential catastrophic outcomes. But is this really the case? Could it be that once again Japan is being misread and misinterpreted?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906876364
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Purnendra Jain, PhD (1987), Griffith University, is Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Adelaide in Australia. His research interests include politics and foreign policy of contemporary Japan and the international relations of the Asia Pacific. Author and editor of one dozen books and numerous scholarly articles, his forthcoming edited book with Takashi Inoguchi is Japanese Politics Today (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Brad Williams, Ph.D (2004), Monash University, teaches in the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong. He has published extensively on Japanese domestic politics and foreign policy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Japan: Descending Asian Giant?; Financial System Reform: Recovery or Retrogression?; Political Earthquake in Japan; Japan’s ODA as Soft Power; Japan in Global Governance: War and Peace; Japan’s Politics of Environment and Climate Change: From NIMBY to Global Networks; National Security in Japan’s Space Policy; Japan’s Regional Engagement: Network Diplomacy; Can Japan Engage Northeast Asia? Overcoming Perceptual and Strategic Deficits; Japan’s Education System: Problems and Prospects in the Post-Industrial Age; The Impact of Changing Age Structure on Demographic Dividends and Intergenerational Transfers in Japan; Have Jobs and Hope Gone Forever in Japan? From Family and Firms to a New Social Network; The Culture of Migration Politics in Japan
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