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|Description:||xxxii, 189 pages,  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.|