Japan in Transformation, 1952-2000 / Edition 1

Japan in Transformation, 1952-2000 / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Kingston
     
 

Only fifty years after WWII, Japan is an influential world power and a dominant player in Asia. How did Japan rise from the ashes to become one of the world s most important powers in the international economy and what effect did it have on its people? This new book covers the emergence of the "new" Japan, following the the changes made by the Occupation (1945-52),

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Only fifty years after WWII, Japan is an influential world power and a dominant player in Asia. How did Japan rise from the ashes to become one of the world s most important powers in the international economy and what effect did it have on its people? This new book covers the emergence of the "new" Japan, following the the changes made by the Occupation (1945-52), and the enormous social and cultural consequences of this dramatic transformation. Themes covered include:

- post-war politics
- the economic "miracle"
- the family
- women
- the political and economic crisis of the 1990s

The author shows how Japan's economic "miracle" was closely linked to the political system put in place in 1955, and how the unravelling of this system has led the nation into uncharted waters. With the bursting of the economic bubble at the start of the 1990s and corruption scandals bringing down successive governments throughout the decade, Japan has once again been thrown into a period of revolutionary change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582418752
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Seminar Studies in History Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series.

Acknowledgements.

Maps.

1. Introduction.

I. THE BACKGROUND.

2. The US Occupation of Japan, 1945-52.

II. ANALYSIS.

3. Postwar Politics.

4. The Economic Miracle.

5. Japan and Asia: Past and Present.

6. Japanese Security.

7. Women in Japan.

8. The Demographic Time-Bomb.

9. The Paradigm Shift in the 1990's.

10. Japan at Century's End.

III. ASSESSMENT.

11. In Retrospect.

IV. DOCUMENTS.

Chronology.

Glossary.

Prime Ministers since 1952.

Who's Who.

Bibliography.

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