Planning Japan’s Economic Future

  • Authors
  • Kyoko Sheridan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kyoko Sheridan
      Pages 15-43
    3. Kyoko Sheridan
      Pages 44-58
    4. Kyoko Sheridan
      Pages 59-81
    5. Kyoko Sheridan
      Pages 82-108
  3. Case Studies of Economic Bureaucrats

  4. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Kyoko Sheridan
      Pages 211-232
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-263

About this book


In 2004 the Japanese economy was in a gravely depressed state, with little growth for nearly a decade. However, it would be wrong to call this period 'the lost decade' as many do. A better approach is to examine how a dynamic society, progressive in ways different from those which only generate growth in the GNP, has been built. This new economy pursues a new objective through new approaches, pursuing quality of life rather than raising the material standards of living.


economic development growth New Economy

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