Japan Study as a Public Good in Asia

  • Lin Huang
  • Jin-wen Song
  • Kijeong Nam
  • Benjamin Wai–ming Ng
  • Qiu-ju Wang
  • Yong-Feng Xing
  • Ikaputra
  • Mei Huang

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Also part of the Kobe University Social Science Research Series book sub series (BRIEFSKUSSRS)

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About this book


This book describes and clarifies how certain problems can be resolved in Japan and Asia. For the future, the focus should be on Japan, which can provide "common knowledge" as a public good. The book collects the results of researchers in Japan, China, South Korea, and Indonesia on declining birthrates and aging, rapid technological innovation and societal changes, and recovery from natural disasters.

Chapter 1 covers Japanese social welfare system reform and transformation of social governance. Chapter 2 deals with the decreasing birthrate and national security. Chapters 3 to 5 discuss three aspects of the impact of modern technology on Japanese society. Chapter 6 and 7 include the research results on recovery from the earthquake disasters in Indonesia and East Japan. 

Through reading this book, the increasingly necessity to capture Japanese studies in Asia as a public good can be understood. The authors believe that sharing of knowledge as a public good is of great help in solving problems for the future.


Common knowledge as a public good Declining birthrate Aging society Technological innovation Differently abled Social welfare system reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Lin Huang
    • 1
  • Jin-wen Song
    • 2
  • Kijeong Nam
    • 3
  • Benjamin Wai–ming Ng
    • 4
  • Qiu-ju Wang
    • 5
  • Yong-Feng Xing
    • 6
  • Ikaputra
    • 7
  • Mei Huang
    • 8
  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.Beijing Center for Japanese StudiesBeijing Foreign Studies UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Institute for Japanese StudiesSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4.Department of Japanese StudiesChinese University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  5. 5.Northeastern UniversityShenyangChina
  6. 6.Shandong UniversityJinanChina
  7. 7.Universitas Gadjah MadaYogyakartaIndonesia
  8. 8.Xihua UniversityChengduChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6335-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6336-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5512
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