Japan's Quiet Transformation -Social Change and Civil Society in 21st Century Japan
Author: Jeff Kingston
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203642546
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-64254-2
No of pages : 373
eBook Price : $56.95
Originally Published : Feb 1, 2013
The 1990s have been termed as 'Japan's lost decade' to describe how the phenomenal growth in the Japanese economy ground to a halt and the country was crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. In responding to these unprecedented difficulties, wide-ranging reforms have been adopted including NPO, information disclosure and judicial reform legislation. Controversially, this book argues that such reforms are creating a more robust civil society and demonstrate that Japan is far more dynamic than is generally recognized.