First Published in 1999. The best scholarship on the development of contemporary Japan This collection presents well over 100 scholarly articles on modern Japanese society, written by leading scholars in the field. These selections have been drawn from the most distinguished scholarly journals as well as from journals that are less well known among specialists; and the articles represent the best and most important scholarship on their particular topic. An understanding of the present through the lens of the past The field of modern Japan studies has grown steadily as Westerners have recognized the importance of Japan as a lading world economic force and an emerging regional power. The post-1945 economic success of the Japanese has, however, been achieved in the context of that nation's history, social structure, educational enterprise and political environment. It is impossible to understand the postwar economic miracle without an appreciation of these elements. Japan's economic emergence has brought about and in some cases, exacerbated already existing tensions, and these tensions have, in turn, had a significant impact on Japanese economic life. The series is designed to give readers a basic understanding of modern Japan-its institutions and its people-as we stand on the threshold of a new century, often referred to as "the Pacific Century".
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International Economic Controls in Occupied Japan, Dark Valley Illuminated: Recent Trends in Studies of the Postwar Japanese Economy, In Search of Peace and Democracy: Japanese Economic Debate in Political Context, Periodizing Capitalism and the Political Economy of Post-War Japan, Gulliver in Lilliput: Japan and Asian Economic Regionalism, The Historic Transition Facing the Japanese Economic System, Regional Japan: The Price of Prosperity and the Benefits of Dependency, Japan's Direct Investment, Its Development Pattern and Future Direction, Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law: An Alternative Approach to Social Change, What Became of the Japanese "Miracle", Gearing the Japanese Economy to International Harmony, Financial Transfers from Japan to North Korea: Estimating the Unreported Flows, Pork Barrel Politics, Networks, and Local Economic Development in Contemporary Japan, Software Rights and Japan's Shift to an Information Society: The 1993-1994 Copyright Revision Process, The Theory of Institutionalization: Permanent Employment and Tradition in Japan, Japanese Patents: Olympic Gold or Public Relations Brass
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