The Japanese Economy and Economic Issues since 1945


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

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

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Volume V of a six-volume series on the history of contemporary Japan. Written by leading academicians, 16 essays discuss economic issues and problems and provide a framework within which to interpret Japan's current economic policy. Topics include the attempts of the Occupation authorities to reconstruct the Japanese economy, postwar policy and its political context, the role of Japanese capitalism in the postwar period and its impact on smaller countries, the need for a transition, the impact of the 1990s, issues of dependency and investment, the Equal Employment Law, the politics of financial transfers from Japan to North Korea, "pork barrel" politics, permanent employment, the patent system, and problems of software copyrights. Lacks an index. Edited by Beauchamp, University of Hawaii. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
International Economic Controls in Occupied Japan 1
The Dark Valley Illuminated: Recent Trends in Studies of the Postwar Japanese Economy 14
In Search of Peace and Democracy: Japanese Economic Debate in Political Context 18
Periodizing Capitalism and the Political Economy of Post-War Japan 45
Gulliver in Lilliput: Japan and Asian Economic Regionalism 67
The Historic Transition Facing the Japanese Economic System 82
Regional Japan: The Price of Prosperity and the Benefits of Dependency 101
Japan's Direct Investment, Its Development Pattern and Future Direction 121
Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law: An Alternative Approach to Social Change 140
What Became of the Japanese "Miracle" 199
Gearing the Japanese Economy to International Harmony 219
Financial Transfers from Japan to North Korea: Estimating the Unreported Flows 233
Pork Barrel Politics, Networks, and Local Economic Development in Contemporary Japan 254
Software Rights and Japan's Shift to an Information Society: The 1993-1994 Copyright Revision Process 274
The Theory of Institutionalization: Permanent Employment and Tradition in Japan 297
Japanese Patents: Olympic Gold or Public Relations Brass 321
Acknowledgments 349
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