Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social Change since the 1980s presents a comprehensive examination of the causes of the Japanese economic bubble in the late 1980s and the socio-political consequences of the recent financial collapse. It is the only book to examine in depth the turmoil of Japan since Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, the Cold War ended, and the economy collapsed. It also provides an assessment of Japan's dramatic political revolution of 2009 and analyses how risk has increased in Japan, undermining the sense of security and causing greater disparities in society. Japan's record on the environment, the consequences of neo-liberal reforms, immigration policies, the aging society, the US alliance, the Imperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangs is also assessed.
Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change Since the 1980s
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons