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Economic policy in postwar Japan

Kozo Yamamura

Economic policy in postwar Japan

growth versus economic democracy.

by Kozo Yamamura

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Published by University of California P.; Cambridge U.P .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination226p.,24cm
Number of Pages226
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Open LibraryOL19007570M

  For example, the government-led economic miracle in postwar Japan was due largely to the extension of lines of communications connecting impoverished rural areas to the thriving industrial hubs in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, giving rise to several gross regional products surpassing the gross domestic products of some countries, including South Korea.   Quantifying the effects of industrial policies is one of the most important research issues in various fields of economics. 1 One of the most controversial industrial policies is the Japanese policy during the post-war period. 2 The controversy arises because the success of some of the Japanese industrial policies has been used to justify targeting policies in other .


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Economic policy in postwar Japan by Kozo Yamamura Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is organized as follows: It begins with an overview of the postwar Japanese economy, using data to highlight historical changes. The four major economic issues in the postwar Japanese economy (economic restoration, rapid economic growth, the bubble economy and current topics) are addressed, with particular focus on the meaning of economic growth and the bubble by: 3.

Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history.

The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view.4/4(1). The initial postwar success of Japan's political economy has given way to periods of crisis and reform.

This book follows this story up to the present day. Estevez-Abe shows how the current electoral system renders obsolete the old form of social by: Japan pursued a moderate policy toward China, relying chiefly on economic penetration and diplomacy to advance Japanese interests.

Militarism and War The moderate stance regarding China as well as other foreign policies pursued by the government displeased more extreme militarist and nationalist elements developing in Japan, some of whom disliked capitalism and.

Economic policy in postwar Japan book @article{osti_, title = {Energy and economic policy in postwar Japan, }, author = {Hein, L.E.}, abstractNote = {This history of the Economic policy in postwar Japan book main Japanese energy industries - coal, electric power, and petroleum - explores the dynamics of economic development and policy in postwar Japan.

The immediate postwar policy debate over economic. Phases of the Postwar Japanese Development. Phase I: Postwar Reconstruction and Catch-up Phase I of the economic development after WWII was from through the s.

A common purpose shared by business, household and the government sectors was to catch up with North American and European industrial Size: 2MB.

Japan s postwar economy developed from the remnants of an industrial infrastructure that suffered widespread destruction during World War II. After the end of World War II, Japan's economy was in a shambles, and its international economic relations were.

Japanese Industrial Policy: The Postwar Record and the Case of Supercomputers Japan is the world’s most successful practitioner of industrial policy.

Japan’s industrial policies are largely, though not solely, responsible forits eco- nomic recovery from World War II and its increasing preeminence in high-technology industries. Other. 45 On this point, there is a debate over whether Japan did not have autonomy over its postwar defense policy or it actually chose to depend on the United States in defense in spite of having a high degree of control over its defense policy.

For a view that supports postwar Japan having maintained its autonomy, see Mike M. Mochizuki, “U.S.-Japan Relations in the Asia-Pacific.

In Japan’s postwar economy, several policy measures, including those mentioned above- were available to promote economic activities, to modernize economic structure, and to stabilize macroeconomic fluctuations, but it was absolutely required to coordinate policy measures to avoid ESRI Research Note NoFile Size: 1MB.

The Japanese economy was once one of the most successful in the world. A small country scattered over four major islands with little arable land (less than 20 percent) and a mountainous terrain.

Japan has to import much of its food and nearly all of its : John Marangos. economic policies pursued in the interwar period by Takahashi Korekiyo, who engineered Japan’s recovery from the depression in the early s, and is often thought of as the ‘Keynes’ of Japan.

The paper traces the influence on. Many Americans feared that the end of World War II and the subsequent drop in military spending might bring back the hard times of the Great Depression. But instead, pent-up consumer demand fueled exceptionally strong economic growth in the post-war period.

The automobile industry successfully converted back to producing cars, and new industries such Author: Mike Moffatt.

Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history. The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view.

As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing Reviews: 1. The post–World War II economic expansion, also known as the postwar economic boom, the long boom, and the Golden Age of Capitalism, was a period of economic prosperity in the midth century which occurred, following the end of World War II.

Hein (Japanese history, Northwestern U.) examines post-WWII economic development in Japan through the prism of the energy sector. Energy, always a key problem for Japan, is an appropriate angle from which to view the changing economy and the development of economic policy during the Occupation years and after.

Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR. Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan This book explains how postwar Japan managed to achieve a highly egalitarian form of capitalism despite meager social spending. Margarita Estevez-Abe develops an´ institutional, rational-choice model to solve this puzzle.

She shows how Japan. Japanese security, economic, institutional, and development policies have undergone a remarkable evolution in the 70 years since the end of World War II. In andCSIS invited distinguished Japanese scholars to reflect on the evolution of these policies and to draw lessons for coming decades.

The resulting volume spotlights emerging Japanese thinking on. Japan’s United States–imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, Sheila Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and.

Post-War Government Control System (1) As already being referred to, post-War economic policies largely depended on government controls (see Table 6). It was thought impossible to reconstruct the Japanese economy through a free market system because of the severe shortage of the production and Size: 1MB.

This policy liberated the Japanese economy and propelled the economic reconstruction. Japan enjoyed protection after signed the security treaty in which commit the U.S. to help to defend the country if Japan came under attack, in return the country need to provide bases and ports for U.S.

armed forces. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Yamamura, Kōzō. Economic policy in postwar Japan. Berkeley, University of California Press, (OCoLC) Book Description: This study examines post-World War II economic development in Japan through the prism of the energy sector.

Energy, as central to the Japanese economy and still a key problem for Japan, is an appropriate angle from which to view the changing economy and the development of economic policy during the Occupation years and beyond.

Japanese postwar economy is notable -- a fold increase from to -- what Forsberg char‐ acterizes as the "Japanese Miracle." The author also states that one contribution of his book is to carry the story of U.S.

policy toward Japan for‐ ward past the end of the occupation in"a topic that has attracted strikingly little. In the summer ofeconomic indicators showed signs of recovery, but on Octothe same day Nakasone officially named his successor, Takeshita Noboru, the Tokyo Stock Market crashed.

Japan's economy and its political system had reached a watershed in their postwar development that would continue to play out into the s.

History, Memory, and Politics in Postwar Japan. The Japan-US Alliance of Hope. Asia-Pacific Maritime Security. The Era of Great Disasters. Japan and Its Three Major Earthquakes. Remnants of Days Past.

A Journey through Old Japan. Population and the Japanese Economy. Longevity, Innovation, and Economic Growth. The Story of Japan's Ohmi Merchants. Overview of the economy. In the three decades of economic development followingrapid economic growth referred to as the Japanese post-war economic miracle occurred.

By the guidance of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, with average growth rates of 10% in the s, 5% in the s, and 4% in the s, Japan was able to establish and maintain itself Currency: Japanese yen (JPY, ¥). Written by fifteen leading academics from the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), this book undertakes a review of Japan's economic development over the last years, and seeks to clarify Japanese priorities in domestic and foreign policy for.

The postwar Japanese “miracle” has lost much of its luster since the s, when the economy fell into a protracted post-bubble slump. Okazaki Tetsuji offers a fresh historical perspective on.

Part II. Japan’s Postwar Economic Policies. Japan’s Economy and Policy in a Global Context: Postwar Experience and Prospectsfor the Twenty-First Century, Jun Saito.

Will the Sun Also Rise. Five Growth Strategies for Japan, Yoko Takeda. Part III. Japan’s Postwar Institutional and Development Policies.

:   The book is a fun and thought-provoking read that's designed to spur armchair economists to take a closer look at how things that may not seem important at all can have a ripple effect where the economy is concerned.

After its publication inthe authors have continued expanding on their microeconomics theories in two other books. Request PDF | Postwar Japan: From the Economic Miracle to the Bubble Economy | The Japanese economy was once one of the most successful in the world.

A small country scattered over four major Author: John Marangos. Occupation and Reconstruction of Japan, –52 After the defeat of Japan in World War II, the United States led the Allies in the occupation and rehabilitation of the Japanese state.

Between andthe U.S. occupying forces, led by General Douglas A. MacArthur, enacted widespread military, political, economic, and social reforms. The policy that committed American aid and troops to protect the Middle East from communist aggression.

Which was not a reason for post-World War II economic growth in the United States. Prices dropped dramatically after military demand for goods dropped.

Japan’s government has taken an active role in trying to get out of the depression. Unfortunately, its policies have further hampered economic recovery.

Most of Japan’s policies have focused on the traditional Keynesian prescription of increased government spending to boost aggregate demand for goods and services.

Start studying Ch 27 history. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. What was the key factor in Japan's postwar economic success.

Ad and Cookie Policy. Terms. Language. Although the military and geopolitical relevance of World War I to Japan must be considered limited, its economic impact was considerable. In sharp contrast to the prewar deficit years, Japan saw its external trade expand rapidly.

This article describes how the country’s establishment reacted to this shift. In addition to lending to several allies, it also engaged in the. Industrial Policy in Japan: Year History since World War II By Tetsuji Okazaki Introduction: Phases of the Postwar Japanese Economy More than 70 years have passed since the end of World War II.

In this period, the Japanese government, more specifically the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (–), the Ministry of. Get this from a library. Fueling growth: the energy revolution and economic policy in postwar Japan. [Laura Elizabeth Hein].

The high-growth era was characterized by noteworthy stability in Japanese politics and patterns of policymaking. Inthe two major conservative parties in Japan merged to form the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), an entity often accused by its detractors of being neither very liberal nor very democratic.

Crafting a political dynasty based on strong support in the countryside. REVISITING THE HISTORY OF POSTWAR JAPAN 3 Japan was the world ’ s industrial base. With decreasing birth rates and a general shift of industrial production overseas, many Japanese have come to believe that the inevitable result is the end of affluence and the start of a long decline into irrelevance.Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Harvard East Asian Monographs: Fueling Growth: The Energy Revolution and Economic Policy in Postwar Japan by Laura E.

Hein (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!Postwar Japan’s first task was to settle the political system. In the immediate post-Occupation period, progressives bitterly denounced attempts by conservatives to turn back the reforms passed during the Allied Occupation of Japan (); in several stormy sessions in the ’s, the police had to be called into the National Diet to restore order.