Japanese politics in comparative perspective : from the East to the West, and then whither? / Takashi Inoguchi.

Author
Inoguchi, Takashi [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Peter Lang, [2021]
Description
xv, 285 pages ; 24 cm

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"Japan lives twice. Japan belonged to the East before 1962, when The Economist's editorialized, "Consider Japan". It gave the world a warning-cum-welcoming signal to Japan about joining the West. Thereafter Japan belonged to the West in science, industry and international law, whereas Japan was regarded psychologically in the West as belonging to the East in sakura, sushi, and a snow country. After 1992, the morning after the bubble collapse, Japan belonged to the new West, not bereft of mishaps and mistakes and embedded with stall and stagnation as the rest of the old West. Yet Japan has been going through the "lost three decades" of muddling through recession and deflation, as if Japan had trod the Dengist path to "hide your strength and bide your time" without loud fanfare. By 2022 Japan will come up quietly as the oasis of stability when the world is struggling with climate change and infectious disease diffusion in addition to its decline from the overconfidence of its own capabilities. Japan has emerged, combining its aggregate niches of technology of its own erstwhile dominant manufacturing, further enhanced by technological prowess obtained by massive foreign direct investment due to sluggish domestic market demand. In examining Japanese politics in comparative angle, this book starts Introduction, asking: from the East to the West, and then whither?"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781433185496 (hardcover)
  • 1433185490 (hardcover)
LCCN
2021010311
OCLC
1247842775
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