This classic introduction to the Japanese political system has been revised and updated to take the account of a time of turmoil in the countrys political life.
It incorporates new coverage of the end of the Koizumi era, the brief and troubled premiership of Abe, and the selection of Fukuda as prime minister.
This edition also includes expanded material on bubble and post-bubble economic developments, as well as all-new coverage of health care policy.The text opens with an overview of Japans geographical setting and history.
The next group of chapters covers political institutions, processes, and actors.
Two sections then address the countrys distinctive social order and economy, educational, healthcare, and public safety systems.
Part five looks at the increasingly contentious realm of foreign relations and security issues, including Chinas expanding role and the issue of North Korea.
A concluding section considers dynamics of change in Japanese politics.
Series: East Gate Books
Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Routledge; 5 edition (May 15, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0765622785 ISBN-13: 978-0765622785 Shipping Weight: 1 pounds