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Shrinking-population economics: lessons from Japan

Author: Matsutani, Akihiko ; Miller, Brian, translation Corporate author: LTCB International Library Trust Publisher: International House of Japan, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 199 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 4924971189Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Print HC500.42 .J3 M38 2006
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Shrinking-Population Economics Lessons from Japan Contents Author's Introduction to the Original (2004) Edition Author's Introduction to the English (2006) Edition ix xiii CHAPTER I All at Once: The Coming Post-Max World JAPAN'S JOLTING TRANSITION TO A SHRINKING, AGING SOCIETY JAPAN AS THE SLOWEST-GROWTH ECONOMY MAXED OUT 1 10 15 CHAPTER II Expansion Becomes Shrinkage: Wrenching Change in the Business Environment A ONE-THIRD REDUCTION IN AVAILABLE LABOR JAPAN'S SHRINKING ECONOMY DOWNSIZING IS CRUCIAL TO CORPORATE MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION AS A NONSOLUTION TOWARD A CONSUMPTION-DRIVEN ECONOMY 21 28 37 49 60 CHAPTER III Sharing the Wealth: Reducing Regional Disparity in Economic Vitality PRESSURE ON THE METROPOLISES THE IMPENDING REDISTRIBUTION OF ECONOMIC VITALITY GROWING AFFLUENCE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE: NARROWING DIFFERENTIALS IN LIVING STANDARDS 98 69 83 CHAPTER IV Smaller Government: Rethinking Public Services JAPAN'S UNSUSTAINABLE PENSION PROGRAM A HALVING OF PUBLIC WORKS SPENDING No NEED FOR TAX INCREASES 103 113 121 CHAPTER V A New Social Perspective on Abundance: Focusing on Quality of Life RISING WAGE LEVELS FREEDOM NOT TO WORK--CHANGING MODES OF EMPLOYMENT DIVERSIFYING LIFESTYLES IN A DISPERSING POPULATION 131 137 148 CHAPTER VI A Guide Map for the Shrinking-Population Economy OVERHAULING JAPAN'S ECONOMIC SYSTEM RESTRUCTURING REGIONAL ECONOMIC SYSTEMS LIFESTYLE PLANNING IN A SHRINKING POPULATION 155 170 182 Postscript Index 189 193

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