Japan's Future and a New Meiji Transformation

International Reflections
Routledge (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 27. März 2019
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  • 226 Seiten
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978-0-429-61639-6 (ISBN)

Bringing together the work of sixteen international Japan specialists and scholars, this book analyzes Japan's culture and history to reflect on the critical policy decisions and national commitments required for the country to continue to succeed.

Comparing the current situation with the uncertainties of the late nineteenth century, this book investigates the possibility and desirability of a "New Meiji Transformation" in Japan. Set in the context of perceived demographic, ecological, fiscal and political decline in Japan, it explores what a New Meiji initiative would look like in the twenty-first century and whether a new era of renewal is needed to maintain and improve quality of life.

An interdisciplinary volume, this book covers contemporary issues in Japanese foreign, defense and nuclear strategies, as well as its aging population, higher education structure and environmental policies. As such Japan's Future and a New Meiji Transformation will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese politics, economics and history, as well as Asian Studies more generally.

  • Englisch
  • Milton
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
27 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, 6 schwarz-weiße Fotos, 21 schwarz-weiße Zeichnungen, 2 schwarz-weiße Tabellen
  • 8298,65 MB
978-0-429-61639-6 (9780429616396)
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Ken Coates is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Kimie Hara is a Professor and the Renison Research Professor in East Asian Studies, University of Waterloo.

Carin Holroyd is Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Marie Söderberg is a Professor and Director of the European Institute of Japanese Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.

  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Series Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Table of Contents
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Notes on contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 Introduction: Japan's future and a New Meiji transformation-international reflections
  • References
  • Part I: Japan in a changing world: security, economics and politics
  • 2 New Meiji's economics and finance: is Abenomics successful and sustainable? Most probably not
  • Introduction
  • (Central bank) quantitative easing (QE)
  • (Sustainable) public debt?
  • (Some) inflation
  • (Unfavorable) demographics
  • Beyond "Abenomics"
  • Conclusions
  • Notes
  • References
  • 3 From Datsu-A to development assistance as a way of reaching out to Asia
  • Historical background
  • Notes.
  • References
  • 4 Japan's "New Meiji" transformation through G7 and G20 governance
  • Introduction: significance
  • Japan's G7 summit performance
  • G7, Tokyo 1, 1979
  • G7, Tokyo 2, 1986
  • G7, Tokyo 3, 1993
  • G7, Okinawa, 2000
  • G8, Toyako-Hokkaido, July 2008
  • G7, Ise-Shima, May 26-27, 2016
  • Japan's G20 summit reinforcement
  • Conclusion
  • Note
  • References
  • 5 Japan's emerging soft power in East Asia? Taiwan as a crucial case
  • Introduction
  • Soft power
  • The empirical realities of Japan's soft power in Taiwan
  • Why does Japan have soft power vis-à--vis Taiwan?
  • Soft power potential
  • Limitations
  • Policy recommendations
  • Notes
  • References
  • 6 Japan and security in East Asia: finding connections with the West
  • Introduction
  • The "Great Empire of Japan" in East Asia: its rise, fall and connections with the West
  • Post-World War II Japan: its rise, stagnation and security challenges in the San Francisco System
  • The "New Meiji" diplomacy? Living with a cold peace and working for a more stable region
  • Notes
  • References
  • 7 Nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula: strategic adaptation, the Abe administration and extended deterrence in the face of uncertainty
  • The North Korean nuclear challenge
  • Notes
  • References
  • Part II: Is there a Meiji model for twenty-first century Japan?
  • 8 Japan's grand strategy: in defense of the liberal Western Pacific order
  • Introduction
  • The current state of the liberal Western Pacific order
  • Japan's response: the National Security Strategy
  • Toward the future
  • Notes
  • References
  • 9 Learning from Okinawa's geopolitical history: how easing the burden of the bases makes good geopolitical sense
  • From stepping stone to springboard
  • Annexation, destruction and militarization: what next?
  • Note
  • References
  • 10 Meiji inspired diplomacy and politics for Japan's future
  • Issues
  • Meiji style diplomacy and politics
  • Possibilities
  • High net-worth individuals
  • Paradiplomacy
  • Diversity
  • Final thoughts
  • References
  • 11 Effective leadership in Japan: the case of Shibusawa Eiichi
  • Introduction
  • Rediscovering Shibusawa Eiichi in the twenty-first century
  • Eiichi as a force of history: leadership and civic values
  • Confucian wellsprings of Eiichi's thought and action
  • Implications for a "New Meiji" era in Japan
  • Individual empowerment and better governance in the new millennium
  • Entrepreneurship and philanthropy
  • Notes
  • References
  • 12 Uses of Meiji: redefining history to repeat a success story
  • The challenges of repeating history
  • Opportunities to adapt Japan's network-based business practices
  • A private sector alumni network as a practical strategy for Japan's future
  • A history of continuity in adaptation
  • Practical strategy for the future
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Part III: Japan's strengths and challenges: a foundation for re-innovation?
  • 13 Japan and care in the community: sharing evidence from policy experiments
  • Introduction
  • Health care and the New Meiji era
  • Care and support for the aging as a "wicked problem"
  • Kasugai City
  • Japan's iterative implementation of Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI)
  • Tetorin House
  • The "Orange" plans for dementia
  • Making a bigger difference
  • Robots and other technologies as part of the solution
  • Hanging out at Tetorin House
  • Conclusions
  • Notes
  • References
  • 14 Reviving Japan through internationalization of higher education: is there a "New Meiji"?
  • Introduction
  • Higher education in the Meiji period
  • Higher education in the twenty-first century
  • Problem 1: internationality of Japanese universities
  • Problem 2: educational research reputation
  • Government response: internationalization (programs) in Japan
  • Remaining problems: internationality of Japanese higher education
  • Teaching styles
  • Low number of Japanese students studying abroad
  • Foreign faculty
  • Foreign researchers
  • Foreigners in university leadership
  • Conclusion and recommendations
  • Notes
  • References
  • 15 Does rural Japan have a future?
  • References
  • 16 Natural disasters and Japan
  • Background
  • Challenges in the twenty-first century
  • What to do and what not to do
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 17 Planning for Japan's twenty-first-century economy and society
  • Planning for a twenty-first-century economy
  • The pursuit of an innovation economy
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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