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Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781408234518

ISBN10:
1408234513
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
11/4/2010
Publisher(s):
Routledge

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Summary

Japan in Transformationis an up-to-date study of the crucial period of Japanese history from 1945 to 2010. An exciting new update to the sucessfulSeminar Studies in Historyseries, this new edition of a classic will appeal to students and interested readers alike. Offering a no-nonsense and in-depth introduction to the complex history of modern Japan, Kingston's book is ideal for students and readers new to the topic. Interest in the Asian world has been growing steadily over the last few years and this book is the first to offer a comprehensive guide to Japan in accessible terms, at a buyer-friendly price. Jeff Kingston is a well-known expert in the field who is frequently interviewed in the US and UK media on Japanese history and political economy. The book contains contemporary documents with original translations, a unique feature that will be indispensible to students and of added interest to the amateur historianBenchmark:Use general Seminar Studies information

Author Biography

Professor Jeffrey Kingston is Director of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan. His areas of expertise include the political economy and social history of modern Japan, modern Southeast Asia, regionalism in Asia, conflict and reconciliation, and law and social change. Professor Kingston's op-eds and book reviews appear in the International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Japan Times and Bangkok Post. The BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CBS, ABC, Time, Newsweek, AFP, AP, NHK, Asahi Shimbun, Voice of America and other media organizations interview him frequently.

Table of Contents

Contents

 

          Introduction to the Series

Publisher’s Acknowledgements?

Chronology

Who’s Who

Prime Ministers Since 1952

Glossary

Map

 

 

PART ONE     BACKGROUND

 

1                    INTRODUCTION

 

2                     THE US OCCUPATION OF JAPAN, 1945-52

Enemies to Allies

What Went Wrong?

Democratization

The Reverse Course

The Legacies of Occupation

Hiroshima and Pearl Harbour

 

PART TWO    ANALYSIS

 

3                    POSTWAR POLITICS

The 1955 System

The Decline of Radicalism

Corruption

The Shadow Shogun

Sagawa Kyubin

Political Reform

The Changing Logic of Japanese Politics

 

4                    THE ECONOMIC MIRACLE

The Development State

Favorable Factors

Adversarial Trade

A Dual Economy

Growth as Ideology

The Setting Sun

 

5                    JAPAN AND ASIA: PAST AND PRESENT

A Lingering Legacy

Atonement and War Guilt

Textbooks and Masochistic History

Comfort Women

The Nanking Massacre

Contemporary Ties

Multilateral Participation

The Future

 

6                    JAPANESE SECURITY

The US-Japan Alliance

The Reactive State

Transforming Japan’s Security Posture

A Normal Nation

North Korea (DPRK)

People’s Republic of China

Lingering Taboos – Article Nine and the Three Non-Nuclear Principles

 

7                    WOMEN IN JAPAN

Divorce

Women and Work

The Labor Force Periphery

Education

Low Birth Rate

The Birth Control Pill

Sexploitation

 

8                    DEMOGRAPHIC TIME BOMB

Family-based Elderly care

Nursing Care Insurance

Pension and Medical Care Solvency

Social Consequences

Further Reforms?

Labor Shortage and Immigration?

 

9                    REQUIEM FOR JAPAN, INC.

The Lost Decade

The Emperor’s Death

The Burst Bubble

The Binge

Hangover

Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth Cult)

The Kobe Earthquake

Nuclear Mishaps and Misgivings

Symbols that Divide

Social Mores and Delinquency

Discrimination

 

10                PARADIGM SHIFT

A System that Soured

The Changing Employment Paradigm

The Unraveling Nexus

Under Construction

 

 

PART THREE ASSESSMENT

 

11                IN RETROSPECT

Transformation?

 

 

 

PART FOUR               DOCUMENTS

 

1.     THE 1947 CONSTITUTION

2.     JOHN DOWER ON THE US OCCUPATION OF JAPAN

3.     THE TREATY OF MUTUAL COOPERATION AND SECURITY BETWEEN JAPAN AND THE US, 19 JANUARY 1960

4.     CHALMERS JOHNSON ON THE JAPANESE MIRACLE

5.     End of the Miracle: Growing Disparities and Poverty

6.     THE WAR APOLOGY RESOLUTION: THE PRIME MINISTER’S ADDRESS TO THE NATIONAL DIET, 9 JUNE 1995

7.     PRIME MINISTER MURAYAMA’S APOLOGY, 15 AUGUST 1995

8.     REPARATIONS AND RECONCILIATION

9.     KONO STATEMENT ON COMFORT WOMEN

10.   THE NANKING MASSACRE

11.   THE ODA CHARTER

12.   BEYOND THE ASIAN CRISIS: SPEECH BY MR KIICHI MIYAZAWA

 

13.     ON THE REVISION OF THE US–JAPAN SECURITY TREATY, 1960

 

14.   JAPAN AND THE VIOLATION OF ITS NON-NUCLEAR PRINCIPLES

15.   SHINTARO ISHIHARA ON JAPAN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE US

16.   THE 1997 GUIDELINES FOR US–JAPAN DEFENSE COOPERATION

17.   NIXON ON US RELATIONS WITH JAPAN DURING THE COLD WAR

18.   BECOMING A NORMAL NATION

19.   THE GOVERNMENT’S POSITION ON ARTICLE NINE OF THE CONSTITUTION

20.       HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN JAPAN.         

21.   THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN IN JAPAN

22.   FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF AN AGING POPULATION

23.   HEALTH CARE COSTS: OECD

 

24.     IMMIGRATION AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC TIME BOMB

25.    JAPAN’S THIRD TRANSFORMATION: PM KEIZO OBUCHI

26.    SUICIDE TOLLS REMAINS HIGH 

27.   JAPAN’S ‘BIG BANG’

28.   SOCIAL ORDER IN JAPAN

29.   MULTI-ETHNICITY IN JAPAN

30.       AINU RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNMENT

31.   RICHARD KATZ ON THE RISE AND FALL OF JAPAN’S ECONOMIC MIRACLE

32.      CHANGING EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM

33.      INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

34.      LAW SCHOOLS

35.     PARADIGM SHIFT

 

 

GUIDE TO FURTHER READING?

 

REFERENCES

 

INDEX



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