Political Economy of Japanese and Asian Development

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About the Publication

During the past 30 years, Shinichi Ichimura has written extensively on the development of the political economies of Japan and other Asian nations. Having served on a number of Japanese government committees, he has been well placed to observe the patterns, processes, and policies of development. This volume presents for the first time a collection of Ichimura's outspoken opinions and policy recommendations based on his ongoing research and long experience in the field. Included are sections on Japan and East Asia, U.S.-Japan economic problems, technology transfer in East Asian economies, housing finance and the high rate of savings in Japan.The closing essay discusses the geopolitics and economics of Japan and East Asia in the post-Cold War era. The book provides a valuable resource for students and general readers alike with an interest in developmental economics, economic policy analysis, and Asian area studies. For customers in Asia, Australia and New Zealand (except Japan) only.

Co-publication: ISEAS / SVerlagTok

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies / Springer Verlag, Tokyo


Preliminary Pages
1. Political Economy of Japanese and Asian Development
2. The Challenge of the Rising Sun
3. The Pattern and Process of Asian Economic Development
4. Japanese Savings, Growth and Housing
5. Japanese Entreprenuership in the Early Stage of Development
6. Japan and East Asia
7. US-Japan Economic Problems
8. Policies for Economic Development
9. Japanese Style Management in Japan and Asia
10. Moving Up the Market: Transformation of Industrial Structure
11. The Political Economy of Policy-Making
12. Debt Problems and Asian Perspectives
13. Regional Integration in Asia-Pacific
14. East Asia in the Twenty-First Century: Economic Cooperation and Political Rivalry
References, Bibliography of Ichimura's Publications on Japan and Asia, Name Index, Subject Index

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