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Introduction to Japanese politics

Author: Hayes, Louis D. Series: East gate book Publisher: Sharpe, 2005.Edition: 4th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 395 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0765613387Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Introduction to Japanese Politics Contents Preface Part I. Modern Japan: Background Introduction Chapter 1. General History Japan and the West The Restoration Modernization The Imperial System Chapter 2. The Occupation The Goals of the Occupation Labor Land Reform Education The Zaibatsu The 1947 Constitution Part II. The Political Process Chapter 3. The Structure of Government The Legislative Process Organization Procedure The Cabinet Bureaucracy Local Government The Legal System Chapter 4. Political Parties--I The Japanese Party System The Liberal Democratic Party ix 3 11 15 17 20 24 30 31 37 38 39 40 41 47 47 50 52 55 57 60 62 68 68 73 v vi The Role of Factions LDP Party Politics Choosing the Party Leader The Nakasone Era The New Liberal Club Decline and Fall Rebuilding The 2003 Election Chapter 5. Political Parties--II The Japan Socialist Party The Clean Government Party The Japan Communist Party The Democratic Socialist Party Other Parties Political Parties and Democracy in Japan Chapter 6. Political Corruption and Political Reform The Politics of Corruption The Lockheed Scandal The Recruit Scandal The Sagawa Kyubin Scandal The Institutionalization of Corruption Party Philosophy Public Opinion Ineffective Opposition Money and Politics Reform Proposals Conclusion Chapter 7. Political Participation The Electoral System Getting Elected Electoral Reform Protest Politics Citizens' Movements: The Environment Pressure Groups Professional Associations Business Agriculture Labor Students 75 77 77 80 83 84 85 87 89 89 97 99 101 101 103 105 105 107 107 109 111 111 112 113 113 116 120 122 124 126 130 131 133 136 137 137 138 139 141 Part III. Society and Economy Chapter 8. The Social Order Social Identity The Individual and the Group Social Distinctions and Politics Ethnic Groups Women Political Groups Chapter 9. The Economy The Post­World War II Economy Economic Characteristics Major Strengths Major Weaknesses The Japanese Worker The Role of Exports Meeting the Challenge The Post-Bubble Economy Part IV. Public Services Chapter 10. Education Education and the Social System The Educational System Today Literacy Curriculum Why Do Students Work So Hard? Higher Education Students The Issue of Academic Status Faculty Financing Higher Education Problems of Higher Education Education and Japan's Future Chapter 11. Public Safety The Criminal Justice System The Police Vice and Victimless Crimes Political Corruption 187 187 190 192 193 195 197 199 202 203 204 205 207 210 211 218 220 223 145 145 148 150 150 153 157 159 161 162 166 169 169 177 180 183 viii Part V. Japan and the World Chapter 12. Foreign Relations Foreign Political Relations Japan--China Relations Japan Soviet Relations Japan and Eastern Europe Japan and the Third World Other Developments Relations with the United States Security Issues Development Assistance Technical Competition The Nuclear Issue Foreign Economic Relations Conclusion Chapter 13. Defense From Hot War to Cold War The Japanese Defense Establishment Organization of the Military Projecting Japanese Military Power Japan and International Peacekeeping Operations Constraints on Expanding the Military Public Opinion Article Nine Budgetary Constraints Japanese Strategy in the New Millennium Part VI. Conclusions Chapter 14. Problems and Prospects The Institutional Dimension. The Political Process The Changing Social Context Economic Development International Relations Quality of Life Issues Appendix A: The Constitution of Japan Appendix B: Parliamentary Election Results Notes Bibliography Index 279 280 282 284 287 288 290 293 313 315 359 377 227 228 230 232 236 236 237 238 240 242 243 245 246 252 254 255 258 261 263 264 266 266 267 269 270

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