Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change Since the 1980s

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Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change Since the 1980s

Format:  Paperback,

313 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2012

ISBN-13: 9781118315071

ISBN-10: 1118315073

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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 environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown.Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunamiShows how the nuclear crisis at Fukushima was an accident waiting to happenIncludes detailed discussion of Japan's energy policy, now in flux after the mishandling of the Fukushima crisisAnalyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', why jobs and families are less stable, environmental policies, immigration, the aging society, the US alliance, the imperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangsAuthoritative coverage of Japanese history over the last two decades, one of the country's most tumultuous periods

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2012
ISBN-13: 9781118315071
ISBN-10: 1118315073
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 313
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.92
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Mapp. vii
Series Editor's Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Transformations After World Warp. 3
The Lost Decadep. 23
Risk and Consequencesp. 39
Defusing the Demographic Time Bombp. 41
Families at Riskp. 60
Jobs at Riskp. 77
Politics and Consequencesp. 93
Contemporary Politicsp. 95
Security and the Peace Constitutionp. 115
Immigrationp. 136
War Memory and Responsibilityp. 154
Environment and Disasterp. 175
Environmental Issuesp. 177
3/11: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisisp. 198
Institutions at Riskp. 221
The Imperial Familyp. 223
Yakuzap. 241
Postscriptp. 261
Prospectsp. 263
Glossaryp. 270
Notesp. 278
Further Readingp. 293
Indexp. 302

Book description

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 environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown.

  • Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami
  • Shows how the nuclear crisis at Fukushima was an accident waiting to happen
  • Includes detailed discussion of Japan's energy policy, now in flux after the mishandling of the Fukushima crisis
  • Analyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', why jobs and families are less stable, environmental policies, immigration, the aging society, the US alliance, the imperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangs
  • Authoritative coverage of Japanese history over the last two decades, one of the country's most tumultuous periods

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