Contemporary Japan

Contemporary Japan

History, Politics and Social Change Since the 1980s

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Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social Change sincethe 1980s presents a comprehensive examination of the causes ofthe Japanese economic bubble in the late 1980s and thesocio-political consequences of the recent financial collapse. Represents the only book to examine in depth the turmoil ofJapan since Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, the Cold War ended, andthe economy collapsed Provides an assessment of Japan's dramatic political revolutionof 2009 Analyzes how risk has increased in Japan, undermining the senseof security and causing greater disparities in society Assesses Japan's record on the environment, the consequences ofneo-liberal reforms, immigration policies, the aging society, theUS alliance, the Imperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminalgangs Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ;, Malden, MA :, Wiley-Blackwell,, 2011.
ISBN: 9781405191944
Branch Call Number: 952.04 KI
Characteristics: ix, 313 pages : map ; 24 cm.


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Nov 14, 2012

Great summary of Japanese history and cultural changes over the last 20 years. The author tends to view events through the lens of current politics, and the book is old enough that it doesn't include the Sendai Earthquake. However, a great read for anyone doing business in Japan or interested in Japanese current events.


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