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

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John Wiley & Sons, 30 במאי 2012 - 328 עמודים
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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Transformations After World War II
3
The Lost Decade
23
Defusing the Demographic Time Bomb
41
Families at Risk
60
Jobs at Risk
77
Contemporary Politics
95
Security and the Peace Constitution
115
Immigration
136
War Memory and Responsibility
154
Environmental Issues
177
The Imperial Family
223
Yakuza
241
Prospects
263
Notes
278
Further Reading
293
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מידע על המחבר (2012)

Jeff Kingston is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at the Japan Campus of Temple University. He has written widely on modern Japanese history and Japan's relations with Asia, including the books Japan in Transformation 1952–2000 (2001) and Japan's Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in the 21st Century (2004). He has also edited Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan (2012). With academic interests that include a broader regional purview, he contributes to a variety of major publications and is regularly interviewed by global media outlets.

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