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Contemporary Japan : history, politics, and social change since the 1980s

Author: Jeff Kingston
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Series: History of the contemporary world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive study of Japanese history since the 1980s has been expanded and updated to include analysis of the cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 as well as their aftermath. The author includes an assessment of the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear power station meltdowns and examines its political consequences, including the ouster of prime minister Naoto Kan by pro-nuclear  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Kingston
ISBN: 9781118315071 1118315073
OCLC Number: 811854462
Description: ix, 313 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
Transformations after WW II --
The Lost Decade --
Part II. Risk and Consequence --
Defusing the Demographic Time Bomb --
Families at Risk --
Jobs at Risk --
Part III. Politics and Consequences --
Contemporary Politics --
Security and the Peace Constitution --
Immigration --
War Memory and Responsibility --
Part IV. Environment and Disaster --
Environmental Issues --
3/11 : Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis --
Part V. Institutions at Risk --
The Imperial Family --
Yakuza --
Part V. Postscript --
Prospects --
Glossary.
Series Title: History of the contemporary world.
Responsibility: Jeff Kingston.

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The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and  Read more...

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Praise for the previous edition "One of the foremost foreign writers on modern Japan, Kingston provides another wide-ranging analysis of interest to all of those with a stake in the nation's future." Read more...

 
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