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The Resource Japan since 1980, Thomas F. Cargill, Takayuki Sakamoto

Japan since 1980, Thomas F. Cargill, Takayuki Sakamoto

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Japan since 1980
Title
Japan since 1980
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Thomas F. Cargill, Takayuki Sakamoto
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of the performance of Japan's economic and political institutions starting in the late 1970s through late 2007. The authors explain how Japan's flawed response to new economic, political, and technological forces, requiring more open markets and political institutions, ushered in almost fifteen years of economic and financial distress and lost economic and financial development potential from 1990 to 2005. Japan's impressive economic performance in the 1980s in fact masked an "accident waiting to happen": the burst of the bubble in equity and real estate prices in 1990 and 1991. Japan's iron triangle of politicians, bureaucrats, and client industries, combined with a flawed financial liberalization process and policy errors by the Bank of Japan and the Ministry of Finance, brought Japan to an abyss of deflation, recession, and insolvency by the late 1990s. The turning point was the election of Koizumi as prime minister in 2001. Koizumi took advantage of important institutional changes in Japan's electoral system and policy making and implemented many changes in economic policy. The book explores Koizumi's economic reform, new developments in Japanese people's socioeconomic conditions, the politics and economy after Koizumi, and the economic and political challenges facing Japan in the new century."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Cargill, Thomas F
Dewey number
952.048
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1963-
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Sakamoto, Takayuki
Series statement
  • The world since 1980
  • The world since 1980
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  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
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Japan since 1980, Thomas F. Cargill, Takayuki Sakamoto
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 299-306
Contents
1. Introduction and Overview -- 2. Economic and Political Institutions in the 1970s -- 3. The "High-Water Mark" of the Japanese Economy - A "Model" of Financial Liberalization: 1980 to 1985 -- 4. An Accident Waiting to Happen - The Bubble Economy from 1985 to 1990 -- 5. Economic and Financial Distress from 1990 to 2001 and the Turning Point -- 6. Why Did the Economic and Financial Distress Last So Long? -- 7. The Transition of Political Institutions in the 1990s and the New Century -- 8. Political Economy of Japan's Fiscal Program -- 9. Koizumi Administration's Reform in Broad Perspective: Fiscal Consolidation and Market Reform -- 10. Japan's Corporate Governance, Labor Practices, and Citizens' Social and Economic Life at the Beginning of the New Century -- 11. Japanese Political Economy in the First Decade of the New Century
Control code
000043174639
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 314 p.
Isbn
9780521672726
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027115
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Japan since 1980, Thomas F. Cargill, Takayuki Sakamoto
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 299-306
Contents
1. Introduction and Overview -- 2. Economic and Political Institutions in the 1970s -- 3. The "High-Water Mark" of the Japanese Economy - A "Model" of Financial Liberalization: 1980 to 1985 -- 4. An Accident Waiting to Happen - The Bubble Economy from 1985 to 1990 -- 5. Economic and Financial Distress from 1990 to 2001 and the Turning Point -- 6. Why Did the Economic and Financial Distress Last So Long? -- 7. The Transition of Political Institutions in the 1990s and the New Century -- 8. Political Economy of Japan's Fiscal Program -- 9. Koizumi Administration's Reform in Broad Perspective: Fiscal Consolidation and Market Reform -- 10. Japan's Corporate Governance, Labor Practices, and Citizens' Social and Economic Life at the Beginning of the New Century -- 11. Japanese Political Economy in the First Decade of the New Century
Control code
000043174639
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 314 p.
Isbn
9780521672726
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027115
Other physical details
ill.

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