Politico-Administrative Relationships in Japanese Context

  • Jun MatsunamiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3249-1


The power and influence relations between politicians and bureaucrats; which organization in the central government can control or influence over other governmental organizations; the reasons why (governing party) politicians can influence over bureaucracy.


Section: Bureaucracy

Introduction: Who Designed the Japanese Postwar Recovery?

When Japanese economy and society showed rapid recovery from the destruction of the World War II, some pointed out that it was the bureaucracy who designed the rapid economic development. In his famous MITI and the Japanese Miracle, Chalmers Ashby Johnson argued that there are five types of explanations about Japanese economic miracle. Among these five groups, Johnson wrote that he himself belonged to the school of the developmental state and argued that the bureaucracy played important role in Japanese economic miracle. He described the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of International Cooperation StudiesKobe UniversityKobeJapan