Transformation of the Japanese Society in the 20th Century

  • Shinji Yamashige
Part of the Advances in Japanese Business and Economics book series (AJBE, volume 16)


To understand the basic nature of the Japanese society in the 20th century, it would be most useful to study the long-run trends of the Japanese population in Fig. 1.1. In the 20th century, the population was almost tripled, from about 44 million in 1900 to about 127 million in 2000. However, such a rapid increase will be almost completely offset by the decline in the 21st century. It is estimated that the population will be less than 60 million in 2100.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International and Public PolicyHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan

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