Contemporary Politics in Japan

Contemporary Politics in Japan

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This study by one of Japan's foremost political scientists examines the unfolding relationship between the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the state, and the forces of industrialization in Japan from the 1950s through the 1980s. It is the only book in English to describe and analyze in detail Japan's political development during this critical period. Masumi argues that Japan's rapid economic growth was promoted by an qiron triangleq among three actors--the LDP, the bureaucracy, and big business. This growth fueled the enormous social changes of the 1960s and 1970s, which in turn forced the transformation of the qiron triangleq and the basis of party power. In a final chapter, Masumi reflects on the end of LDP rule in 1993.... summit meeting (1972), 136, 179 Japan-U.S. textile agreement (1972), 120 Jiban (base of electorial support), 4-5, 92, 245; of Tanaka, 240-41. ... See Liberal Democratic Party Joban Coal Mining Company, 357 Johnson, Alexis, 101 Johnson, Lyndon, 100- 101 JSP. ... 327, 329 Kawano Yoshimitsu, 210 Kawasaki Steel Company, 272 Kawashima faction, 81, 92; dissolution of, 78; origins of, 214 ; size of, anbsp;...

Title:Contemporary Politics in Japan
Author:Junnosuke Masumi
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1995


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