In this pre-World War II analysis of working-class areas of Tokyo, primarily its Honjo ward, Hastings shows that bureaucrats, particularly in the Home Ministry, were concerned with the needs of their citizens and took significant steps to protect the city's working families and the poor. She also demonstrates that the public participated broadly in politics, through organizations such as reservist groups, national youth leagues, neighborhood organizations, as well as growing suffrage and workplace organizations.
|Publisher:||University of Pittsburgh Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Sally Ann Hastings is associate professor of history and director of the Asian Studies Program at Purdue University.