Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan

Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan

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The politics of Japan are less widely reported than its economics. Most people are aware of the economic 'miracle' following the Second World War, whereby Japan became the second largest economy in the world after the United States, and the economic stagnation of the early 1990s is also well known. But it is difficult to make sense of these phenomena without a knowledge of the political system and the ways in which it works in practice. Containing an introductory essay, an essay on theories of Japanese politics and over 250 A-Z entries, the Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan remedies this imbalance, and answers the need for an accessible work of reference bringing together information and authoritative analysis on all aspects of the politics of Japan and the Japanese political system. Including a fully annotated bibliography to guide the user to further reading, the entries are thoroughly cross-referenced and indexed, and are supplemented with maps and tables, to ensure that the Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan is essential reading for all scholars and students of the politics and international relations of Japan.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 174 x 246mm | 616g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 35 black & white tables
  • 1138862746
  • 9781138862746

About Prof. J. A. A. Stockwin

J.A.A. Stockwin, formerly Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies and former Director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford, Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College.show more

Table of contents

Abe Shintaro; Administrative guidance; Administrative Management Agency; Administrative reorganization, January 2001; Administrative Vice-Ministers; Africa, relations with; Agricultural Politics and the Agricultural Co-operative Association; All-Japan Council of Private Sector Trade Unions (Zen Nihon Minkan Rôdô Kumiai Kyôgikai, Zenmin Rôkyô); All-Japan Council of Teachers' and Staff Associations (Zen Nihon Kyôshokuin Keimeikai, Zenkyô); All-Japan General Federation of Labour Unions (Nihon Rôdô Kumiai Sôdômei, Sôdômei); All-Japan Trade Union Congress (Zen Nihon Rôdô Kumiai Kaigi, Zenrô Kaigi); Amakudari (Descent from Heaven, Parachuting); Asanuma Inejiro; Ashida Hitoshi; Asukata Ichio; Aum Shinrikyo and the politics of mass poisoning, 1995; Australasia, relations with; Black mist scandals (1960s); Bureaucracy; Business interest groups ; Cabinet; Cabinet Legislation Bureau; Cabinet Office; Cabinet Secretariat; China, relations with; Clean Government Party; Congress of Industrial Unions (Zenkoku Sangyôbetsu Kumiai Kaigi, Sanbetsu Kaigi); consensus and conflict; Conservative parties, 1945-55; Conservative Party Hoshutô); Constitution of 1946; Consumer groups; Court system; cow walking; criminal justice system; Daybreak Club; defence; Defence Agency; Democratic Party (II) (Minshutô); Democratic Reform League (Minshu kaikaku rengô, Minkairen); Democratic Socialist Party (DSP, Minshatô); Doi Takako; Economic Planning Agency; Eda Saburo; Eda Satsuki; education and politics; election systems; Electoral behaviour, campaigning and the control of malpractice; Electoral history, House of Councillors; electoral history, House of Representatives; Emperor (tennô), and politics; Environment Agency; Environmental politics; Europe, relations with; Extremist movements (left wing); Extremist movements (right wing); factions within political parties; Fair Trade Commission (Kôsei torihiki iinkai), and anti-monopoly policies; family and politics; Federation of Economic Organisations; Forced passage (Kyôkô saiketsu, kyôkô kaketsu) of parliamentary legislation; foreign aid; Foreign policy; foreign pressure (gaiatsu); From Five (party); Fujiyama Aiichiro; Fukuda Takeo; Fuwa Tetsuzo; General Affairs Agency; General Council of Japanese Trade Unions (Nihon Rôdô Kumiai Sôhyôgikai, Sôhyô); giri-ninjô; Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake (Dai Hanshin Awaji shinsai) of January 1995, and politics; Hashimoto Ryutaro; Hata Tsutomu; Hatoyama Ichiro; Hatoyama Yukio; HIV-tainted blood scandal, 1980s-1990s; homogeneity and politics; Hosokawa Morihiro; House of Councillors; House of Representatives; Ikeda Hayato; Imperial Household Agency; International Metal Workers' Federation - Japan Chapter (IMF-JC); international organizations, Japan and; Ishibashi Masashi; Ishibashi Tanzan; Ishida Koshiro; Ishihara Shintarô; Ito Masayoshi; Japan Chamber of Commerce; Japan Committee for Economic Development ; Japan Communist Party (JCP, Nihon Kyôsantô); Japan Confederation of Labour (Zen Nihon Rôdô Sôdômei, Dômei); Japan Federation of Economic Organisations; Japan Federation of Employers' Associations; Japan Medical Association; Japan New Party; Japan Political League of Small and Medium Enterprises; Japan Renewal Party; Japan Socialist Party/Social Democratic Party (JSP, SDP, Nihon Shakaitô, Shakai Minshutô); Japan Teachers Union; Japanese Trade Union Council (Zen Nihon Rôdô Kumiai Rengôkai, Rengô); Judges; Kaifu Toshiki; Kajiyama Seiroku; Kan Naoto; Kanemaru Shin; Kanzaki Takenori; Katayama Tetsu; Kato Koichi; Katsumata Seiichi; Kawakami Jotaro; Kishi Nobusuke; Koizumi Junichiro; Kômei; Komoto Toshio; Kon-Chiku-Shô; Kono Ichiro; Kono Yohei; Korea (ROK and DPRK), relations with; Labour unions; Liberal Democratic Party; Liberal League (Jiyû Rengô); Liberal Party (Jiyûtô) (III); Liberal Party II;Liberal Reform League; Local government and politics: structure, and relations between local and central authorities (general essay); Lockheed scandal (1976); Maekawa Report; Mass media ashow more