1st Edition

The Internationalization of Japan

Edited By Glenn D. Hook, Michael Weiner Copyright 1992
    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    348 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Internationalization of Japan provides the English-speaking reader with the opportunity to hear what some of Japan's leading social scientists and other commentators have to say about the internationalization of their country as well as their country's impact overseas.
    The topic is of extreme importance now as the international community demands a greater Japanese contribution to international society as well as changes in Japan to facilitate foreign access. The book discusses the internationalization of politics, economy and society. Topics of special interest include the internationalization of Japanese capital, the response of Japanese society to foreign workers, local level initiatives for internationalization and the internationalization of education.
    To place the internationalization of Japan in comparative perspective there are chapters on Britain and the United States from a leading British and a leading American political scientist respectively. These two and the editors aside, all the contributors are highly regarded Japanese scholars or commentators.

    Foreword Glenn D. Hook Preface Introduction Glenn D. Hook and Michael Weiner Part One : Comparisons: Britain and the United States 1. Internationalization and the National Economy: The British Case Andrew Gamble 2. American Hegemony and the Japanese Challenge Richard Falk Part Two : Meanings and Implications 3. Interdependence and Internationalization Ogata Sadako 4. Internal and External Aspects of Internationalization Sugiyama Yasushi 5. The Internationalization of Political Thought: Liberal Democracy in Japan Tanaka Hiroshi Part Three : Japan and the World Economy 6. Gearing Economic Policy to International Harmony Yamazawa Ippei 7. The Internationalization of Japanese Capital Sakamoto Katsuzo and Richard C. Conquest 8. Internationalization of the Japanese Automobile Industry Shimokawa Koichi Part Four : National and Local Politics 9. Japan's Political Change Towards Internationalization: Grafted Democracy and Political Recruitment Yakushiji Taizo 10. The Internationalization of Kanagawa Prefecture Takahashi Susumu Part Five : Labour Markets and Migrant Workers 11. Migrant Workers: The Japanese Case in International Perspective Yoko Sellek and Michael Weiner 12. Reciprocity and Migrant Workers Hatsuse Ryuhei 13. The Trade Union Response to Migrant Workers Nimura Kazuo Part Six : Education and the Individual 14. The Internationalization of Education Ehara Takekazu 15. Data Protection and the Individual Horibe Masao Part Seven : The Future 16. Towards a New Departure: Alternatives for Japan Nagai Michio 17. The Internationalization of Japan Kato Shuichi


    Glenn D. Hook, Michael Weiner