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Housing in Postwar Japan - A Social History.

Author: Ann Waswo
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Radical changes in the design of housing in post-war Japan had numerous effects on the Japanese people. Public policy toward housing provision and the effects of escalating land prices in Tokyo and a few other very large cities in the country from the mid- to late 1970s onward are examined, but it is dwellings themselves and the slow but steady shift from a floor-sitting to a chair-sitting housing culture in urban  Read more...
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Waswo, Ann.
Housing in Postwar Japan - A Social History.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Waswo
ISBN: 9781136860904 1136860908 9781136860836 1136860835
OCLC Number: 866858311
Description: 1 online resource (156 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Experiencing the Housing Crisis, by Ky6ko Sasaki; 3. Housing Policy in Early Postwar Japan; 4. Toward a Lifestyle Revolution; 5. Selling the Home Ownership Dream; 6. Housing in Greater Tokyo; 7. Japanese Housing at Century's End; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Radical changes in the design of housing in post-war Japan had numerous effects on the Japanese people. Public policy toward housing provision and the effects of escalating land prices in Tokyo and a few other very large cities in the country from the mid- to late 1970s onward are examined, but it is dwellings themselves and the slow but steady shift from a floor-sitting to a chair-sitting housing culture in urban and suburban parts of the country that figure most prominently in the discussion. Central to the book is the author's translation of an account written by Kyoko Sasaki, an observ.

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