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Japan in transformation, 1945-2010

Author: Jeff Kingston
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2011.
Series: Seminar studies in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly to global development. As the third largest economy in the world, with a reputation for technological innovation and cultural creativity, Japan is a country shaping the world we live in. In this new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Kingston
ISBN: 9781408234518 1408234513
OCLC Number: 646630408
Description: xxxii, 189 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part One. Background: 1. Introduction; 2. The US occupation of Japan, 1945-52 --
Part Two. Analysis: 3. Postwar politics; 4. The economic miracle; 5. Japan and Asia: past and present; 6. Japanese security; 7. Women in Japan; 8. Demographic time-bomb; 9. Requiem for Japan, Inc.; 10. Paradigm shift --
Part Three. Assessment: 11. In retrospect --
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 United States, 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 on the occasion of the APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting, Langkawi, Malaysia, 15 May 1999; 13. On the revision of the United States-Japan security treaty, 1960; 14. Secret nuke pact hushed up for decades; 15. Shintaro Ishihara on Japan's relationship with the United States; 16. The 1997 guidelines for United States-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 9 of the Constitution; 20. Human trafficking in Japan; 21. The sexual exploitation of women in Japan; 22. Economic consequences of an ageing population; 23. Health care costs: OECD; 24. Immigration and the demographic time bomb; 25. Japan's third transformation: Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi; 26. Suicide toll remains high; 27. Japan's 'big bang'; 28. Social order in Japan; 29. Multi-ethnicity in Japan; 30. Ainu recognized by government; 31. Richard Kats on the rise and fall of Japan's economic miracle; 32. Changing employment system; 33. Information disclosure; 34. Law schools; 35. Paradigm shift.
Series Title: Seminar studies in history.
Responsibility: Jeff Kingston.
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This edition considers the metamorphosis of modern Japan in the light of key events of the 20th century, focusing on the economic miracle, the influence of Japan's troubled past in Asia, the  Read more...

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