First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
BooknewsVolume 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 (booknews.com)
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