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Dynamics of Japan’s Trade and Industrial Policy in the Post Rapid Growth Era (1980–2000)

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  • The book examines policies carried out by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry after the high-economic growth period, from 1980 to 2000

  • The book presents an in-depth analysis and evaluation of MITI’s industrial policy based on official records and exhaustive interviews

  • This book depicts the challenges for Japanese government officials after high economic growth period

Part of the book series: Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific (ELIAP)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Overview

    • Committee on the History of Japan’s Trade and Industry Policy RIETI
    Pages 1-16Open Access
  3. Japan’s Industrial Structure: Forced to Change (1973–1982)

    • Committee on the History of Japan’s Trade and Industry Policy RIETI
    Pages 17-99Open Access
  4. The Global Responsibilities of an Economic Superpower (1981–1992)

    • Committee on the History of Japan’s Trade and Industry Policy RIETI
    Pages 101-201Open Access
  5. Long-Term Depression and Economic Structural Reform (1991–2000)

    • Committee on the History of Japan’s Trade and Industry Policy RIETI
    Pages 203-308Open Access
  6. Conclusion: The Emergence of a Twenty-First-Century Policy on the Economy and Industry

    • Committee on the History of Japan’s Trade and Industry Policy RIETI
    Pages 309-320Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 321-322

About this book

This open access book provides an in-depth examination of Japan's policy responses to the economic challenges of the 1980s and '90s. While MITI's earlier role in promoting rapid growth has been addressed in other studies, this volume, based on official records and exhaustive interviews, is the first to examine the aftermath of rapid growth and the evolution of MITI's interpretation of the economy's changing needs. Covering such topics as the oil shocks, trade conflict with the United States, and the rise and collapse of the so-called bubble economy, it presents a detailed analysis and evaluation of how these challenges were interpreted by government officials, the kinds of policies that were enacted, the extent to which policy aims were realized, and lessons for the longer term. This book is recommended especially to officials of countries concerned about the challenges that follow on high economic growth and to readers interested in Japan’s contemporary economic history. 

Keywords

  • The Ministry of International Trade and Industry
  • MITI
  • Post high-economic growth era
  • Economic structural reform
  • Trade conflict
  • Japanese economy
  • Bubble Economy
  • Open Access

Authors and Affiliations

  • Committee on the History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy RIETI, Chiyoda-ku, Japan

    Committee on the History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy RIETI

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Dynamics of Japan’s Trade and Industrial Policy in the Post Rapid Growth Era (1980–2000)

  • Authors: Committee on the History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy RIETI

  • Series Title: Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1987-1

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry 2020

  • License: CC BY-NC-ND

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-1986-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-1989-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-1987-1

  • Series ISSN: 2199-8620

  • Series E-ISSN: 2199-8639

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 322

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Economic History, Asian Economics, Political Economy and Economic Systems

Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 59.99
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