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Development without Abolition: Japan in the 21st Century

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter traces the development of Japanese death penalty policy in order to arrive at a historically informed understanding of how contemporary policy-makers came to believe that at least one ... More


Historicizing Japanese Workers and Japanese Capitalism

Nana Okura Gagné

in Reworking Japan: Changing Men at Work and Play under Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753039
eISBN:
9781501753053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753039.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter begins with a brief historicization of salarymen from the late 1800s to the early 1990s. It focuses on the formation of the socioeconomic category of the New Middle Class and the ... More


A New Mobilization: The Redemption of the Planning Ideal

Scott O’Bryan

in The Growth Idea: Purpose and Prosperity in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832827
eISBN:
9780824870621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832827.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the concerted efforts by former wartime planners to resuscitate and redeem the ideal of planning in postwar Japan. It begins with a discussion of planning dilemmas faced by ... More


The Measures That Rule

Scott O’Bryan

in The Growth Idea: Purpose and Prosperity in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832827
eISBN:
9780824870621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832827.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the significant changes that were at work within the discipline of economics around the world during the mid-twentieth century and how these new lines of theoretical and ... More


Structural Ills and Growth Cures

Scott O’Bryan

in The Growth Idea: Purpose and Prosperity in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832827
eISBN:
9780824870621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832827.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the ways in which public economists leveraged the postwar ideal of full employment to argue that a macroeconomic focus on rapid domestic growth could finally overcome structural ... More


The Growth Idea and Early Postwar History

Scott O’Bryan

in The Growth Idea: Purpose and Prosperity in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832827
eISBN:
9780824870621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832827.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the formative years of growth as an idea that redefined national conceptions of purpose and prosperity in postwar Japan. It considers the ways in which growth as theory and ... More


A Field of New Dreams

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

in Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835623
eISBN:
9781469601830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882665_guthrie-shimizu.12
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The war in the Asia-Pacific ended on August 15, 1945, with Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allied Powers. This chapter examines the quick return of baseball to Japan after its defeat, ... More


Capital as Will and Imagination: Schumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle

Mark Metzler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451799
eISBN:
9780801467912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451799.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Joseph Schumpeter's conceptions of entrepreneurship, innovation, and creative destruction have been hugely influential. He pioneered the study of economic development and of technological paradigm ... More


New Economics and an Expanding Vision of Prosperity

Scott O’Bryan

in The Growth Idea: Purpose and Prosperity in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832827
eISBN:
9780824870621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832827.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines changes within economic knowledge that supported an increasing macroeconomic focus on growth in postwar Japan, with particular emphasis on the ideals of new economics and ... More


The Growth Idea: Purpose and Prosperity in Postwar Japan

Scott O'Bryan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832827
eISBN:
9780824870621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832827.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Our narratives of postwar Japan have long been cast in terms almost synonymous with the story of rapid economic growth. This book reinterprets this through an exploration of the history of growth as ... More


The Japanese Way of Change: Recasting Institutional Coordination, Sustaining Gender Inequality

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter places the absence of women in high positions in Japanese companies in the context of Japan's coordinated capitalism by looking at state–business–labor relations, corporate governance, ... More


Architects of Occupation: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan

Dayna L. Barnes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703089
eISBN:
9781501707841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703089.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the “good occupation.” An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally. Of course, the story was ... More


Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan

Simon Andrew Avenell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262706
eISBN:
9780520947672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262706.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is an expansive history of the activists, intellectuals, and movements that played a crucial role in shaping civil society and civic thought throughout the broad sweep of Japan's postwar ... More


Epilogue

Hikari Hori

in Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714542
eISBN:
9781501709524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The last chapter begins by briefly discussing postwar developments in dramatic, documentary and animated film. Discourses of nationalist and imperialist identity might no longer be overtly manifested ... More


An Occupied Homeland (1945–1972)

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at the ways in which Okinawans coped with hardships arising out of Japan's surrender post-World War II and the American military occupation. By mid-August 1945, when Japan's ... More


Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan

Eiko Maruko Siniawer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725845
eISBN:
9781501725852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725845.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Affluence of the Heart explores the many and various ways in which waste—be it of time, stuff, money, possessions, and resources—was thought about in Japan from the immediate aftermath of devastating ... More


Conclusion

Nana Okura Gagné

in Reworking Japan: Changing Men at Work and Play under Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753039
eISBN:
9781501753053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753039.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter reviews the different meanings of the new middle class, which describe the historical and cultural configurations of postwar Japan and universalized notions of socioeconomic class used ... More


Meaning and Value in the Everyday

Eiko Maruko Siniawer

in Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725845
eISBN:
9781501725852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725845.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Introduction suggests an expansive conception of waste which can encompass anything, material or not, which can be used and disused. Illustrating how an examination of waste can reveal what ... More


Japan the Beautiful: 1950s Cosmetic Surgery and the Expressive Asian Body

Kim Brandt

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The years immediately after World War II witnessed a rising fascination in Japan with the possibilities for personal and social transformation afforded by civilian applications of wartime ... More


Descent and Alliance in the Shōjo Manga Family Tree: A Postwar History

Jennifer S. Prough

in Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834579
eISBN:
9780824870492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834579.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Situating the shōjo industry firmly within the context of the publishing industry in postwar Japan, this chapter traces the history of the genre, outlining major shifts in format, industry, and ... More


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