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Japan : a country study /

Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Ronald E. Dolan and Robert L. Worden.

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Names: Dolan, Ronald E., | Worden, Robert L.
Published: Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : 1992.
Edition: 5th ed.
Series: Area handbook series.
DA pam ; 550-30.
Topics: Sociaal-economische situatie. | Japan.
Regions: Japan. | Japon. | Japan. | Japon.
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Early developments. Ancient cultures ; Kofun period, ca. A.D. 300-710 -- Nara and Heian periods, A.D. 710-1185. Economic, social, and administrative developments ; Cultural developments and the establishment of Buddhism ; The Fujiwara regency ; The rise of the military class -- Kamakura and Muromachi periods, 1185-1573. The Bakufu and the Hōjō regency ; The flourishing of Buddhism ; Mongol invasions ; Civil war ; Ashikaga Bakufu ; Economic and cultural developments ; Provincial wars and foreign contacts -- Reunification, 1573-1600 -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1867. Rule of Shogun and Daimyō ; Seclusion and social control ; Economic development ; Intellectual trends ; Decline of the Tokugawa -- The emergence of modern Japan, 1868-1919. The Meiji restoration ; Foreign relations ; Opposition to the Meiji oligarchy ; The development of representative government ; Modernization and industrialization ; Overseas expansion ; Political rivalries ; World War I -- Between the wars, 1920-36. Two-party system ; Diplomacy ; The rise of the militarists -- World War II and the occupation, 1941-52 -- Toward a new century, 1953-84 -- Physical setting. Composition, topography, and drainage ; Geographic regions ; Climate ; Earthquakes ; Pollution -- Population. Population density ; Age structure ; Migration ; Minorities -- Values and beliefs. Values ; Religious and philosophical traditions -- Social organization. Family ; Neighborhood ; Workplace ; Popular culture ; Gender stratification and the lives of women ; Age stratification and the elderly -- Health care and social welfare -- Education / Robert L. August. Historical background ; Education reform ; Contemporary setting ; Preschool and day care ; Primary and secondary education ; After-school education ; Higher education ; Social education -- The arts / Jane T. Griffin. Visual arts ; Performing arts ; Literature ; Films and television -- Patterns of development. Revolutionary change ; The evolving occupational structure -- The role of government and business. Industrial policy ; Monetary and fiscal policy -- The financial system -- Public corporations -- Private enterprise -- The culture of Japanese management -- Employment and labor relations. Employment, wages, and working conditions ; The structure of Japan's labor market ; Aging and retirement of the labor force ; Social insurance and minimum wage systems ; Labor unions -- Infrastructure and technology. Construction ; Mining ; Energy ; Research and development -- Industry. Basic manufactures ; Domestic trade and services -- Transportation and communications. Railroads and subways ; Roads ; Maritime transportation ; Civil aviation ; Telecommunications -- Agriculture, forestry, and fishing -- Living standards -- Postwar development -- Trade and investment institutions. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry ; The Japan External Trade Organization ; Trading companies ; Financial institutions ; Foreign aid institutions ; International trade and development institutions -- Foreign trade policies. Export policies ; Import policies -- Level and commodity composition of trade. Exports ; Imports ; Balance of merchandise trade.
cont.] Balance of payments accounts. Services and the current account ; Capital flows ; The value of the yen -- Trade and investment relations. United States and Canada ; Noncommunist Asia ; Western Europe ; The Middle East ; Oceania ; Latin America ; Africa ; Communist countries -- International economic cooperation and aid -- Major international industries. Motor vehicles ; Consumer electronics ; Computers ; Semiconductors ; Iron and steel ; Industries of the future -- The postwar constitution. The status of the emperor ; The Article 9 "No War" clause ; Rights and duties of citizens -- The structure of government. The legislature ; The cabinet and ministries ; Local government ; The electoral system ; The judicial system -- Contemporary political values. Community and leadership ; Consensus building -- Interest groups. Business interests ; Small business ; Agricultural cooperatives ; Labor organizations ; Professional associations and citizen and consumer movements -- The mass media and politics -- The Liberal Democratic Party. Party history and basic principles ; Party structure ; The Liberal Democratic Party in national elections -- Bureaucrats and the policy-making process. The civil service ; Policy-making dynamics ; The budget process -- The opposition parties. Japan Socialist Party ; Kōmeitō ; Japan Communist Party ; Democratic Socialist Party ; Other parties and independents -- Political extremists -- Major foreign policy goals and strategies. Early developments ; Postwar developments -- Foreign policy formulation. Institutional framework ; The role of domestic policies -- An overview of Japan's foreign relations. Relations with the United States ; Relations with China ; Relations with the Soviet Union ; Relations with other Asia-Pacific countries ; Relations with other countries -- International cooperation. United Nations ; Other organizations ; International banks ; Policy after the Cold War -- Militarism before 1945. The bushidō code ; The modernization of the military, 1868-1931 ; World War II -- The self-defense forces. Early development ; Strategic considerations ; Place in national life ; Missions ; Organization, training, and equipment ; Recruitment and conditions of service ; Uniforms, ranks, and insignia ; Defense spending ; The defense industry ; Military relations with the United States -- Public order and internal security. The police system ; The criminal justice system ; Crime ; Civil disturbances ; Criminal procedure ; The penal system -- List of figures. Administrative divisions of Japan, 1990 ; The Japanese empire during World War II ; Topography and drainage ; Age-sex distribution, 1988 ; Structure of the education system, 1987 ; Transportation network, 1989 ; Structure of national government, 1990 ; Structure of local government, 1990 ; House of Representatives elections, 1958-90 ; Principal organizations, foreign policy formulation and execution, 1988 ; Northern territories dispute, 1990 ; Deployment of the ground, maritime, and air self-defense forces, 1990 ; Ranks and insignia of the self-defense forces, 1990 ; Organization of the National Police Agency, 1989.

Table of Contents for: Japan : a country study