Japan's postwar history
Japan's Postwar History is the only book that provides an integrated analysis of Japan's social, political, and economic history from 1932 until the present day. Gary D. Allinson has substantially updated his work for a second edition that takes Japan from the bursting of the economic bubble through the long recession of the 1990s and up to 2003. Book jacket.
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Chapter One Antecedents 19321945
Chapter Two Revival 19451955
Chapter Three Growth 19551974
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agricultural Allied reforms American areas auto average banks began behavior bombing bureaucrats capital changes cities Clean Government Party coalition consumer costs decades decline demand Diet domestic early postwar economic growth elderly enterprises especially expansion exports faction factories farm families farmers groups Hata Tsutomu high-speed growth Hosokawa Morihiro household housing Ikeda Hayato incomes increased industrial investment Japan Japanese society keiretsu labor force large firms largest late leaders living major managers manufacturing markets Meiji Constitution ment Mikage military million Ministry nomic organizations Osaka parties percent period policies political politicians populace prefectural prewar prime minister problems production rates rice role rural Sakigake Party SCAP sector Shinseito social sogo shosha Sohyo status steel suburbs Takeshita Noboru Tanaka Tanaka Kakuei tion Tokyo trade unions United urban village vote voters white-collar women workers Yoshida Shigeru Yuichi zaibatsu