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  • Education Reform and Social Class in Japan

    The emerging incentive divide

    By Takehiko Kariya

    Until the early 1990s, Japanese education was widely commended for achieving outstanding outcomes in global comparison. At the same time, it was frequently criticized for failing to cultivate 'individuality' and 'creativity' in students. Wide-ranging education reforms were enacted during the 1990s…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
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  • Koizumi and Japanese Politics

    Reform Strategies and Leadership Style

    By Yu Uchiyama

    This book offers an empirical and theoretical study of the Koizumi administration, covering such issues as the characteristics of its political style, its domestic and foreign policies, and its larger historical significance. The key questions that guide its approach are: what enabled Koizumi to…

    Paperback – 2013-04-11
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  • Social Security in Contemporary Japan

    By Mari Osawa

    The present study analyzes the livelihood security system of contemporary Japan in international comparison from a historical and gender perspective. It posits ‘livelihood security systems’ rather than ‘welfare states’ or ‘welfare regimes’ as its object of analysis to enter the role of…

    Paperback – 2013-01-16
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