Catalogue


The Internationalization of Japan [electronic resource] /
edited by Glenn D. Hook and Michael A. Weiner.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
description
xviii, 325 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0415071380
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
isbn
0415071380
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Selection of papers originally presented at the two-day Silver Jubilee Conference of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield, held in Sept. 1989.
catalogue key
10764144
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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The Internationalization of Japan provides the English-speaking reader with the opportunity to hear what some of Japan's leading social scientists and other commentators have to say about the internationalization of their country as well as their country's impact overseas.The topic is of extreme importance now as the international community demands a greater Japanese contribution to international society as well as changes in Japan to facilitate foreign access. The book discusses the internationalization of politics, economy and society. Topics of special interest include the internationalization of Japanese capital, the response of Japanese society to foreign workers, local level initiatives for internationalization and the internationalization of education.To place the internationalization of Japan in comparative perspective there are chapters on Britain and the United States from a leading British and a leading American political scientist respectively. These two and the editors aside, all the contributors are highly regarded Japanese scholars or commentators.
Back Cover Copy
The Internationalization of Japan provides the English-speaking reader with the opportunity to hear what some of Japan's leading social scientists and other commentators have to say about the internationalization of their country as well as their country's impact overseas. The topic is of extreme importance now as the international community demands a greater Japanese contribution to international society as well as changes in Japan to facilitate foreign access. The book discusses the internationalization of politics, economy and society. Topics of special interest include the internationalization of Japanese capital, the response of Japanese society to foreign workers, local level initiatives for internationalization and the internationalization of education. To place the internationalization of Japan in comparative perspective there are chapters on Britain and the United States from a leading British and a leading American political scientist respectively. These two and the editors aside, all the contributors are highly regarded Japanese scholars or commentators.
Main Description
This unique and comprehensive study provides the English-speaking reader with the opportunity to hear what some of Japan's leading social scientists and other commentators have to say about the internationalization of their country and its impact overseas. As the global community's demands on Japan call for a greater Japanese contribution to international society and for changes in Japan to facilitate foreign access, the topic of internationalization takes on even greater significance. The contributors examine internationalization from a variety of perspectives, and place it into its political, economic and social contexts. Topics of special interest include the internationalization of Japanese capital, the response of Japanese society to foreign workers, local level initiatives, and the internationalization of education. In addition to the group of highly regarded Japanese scholars who have contributed to this volume, two leading political scientists from the United States and Britain discuss theexperience of Japan as it compares to their countries of origin. The Internationalisationof Japanwill appeal to students and scholars of Japanese affairs, and to political scientists and specialists in international affairs who are interested in the rise and fall of great powers.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Contributors
Preface
Dedicatory note
Acknowledgements
Conventions
Introductionp. 1
Comparison: Britain and the United States
Internationalization and the national economy: the British casep. 15
American hegemony and the Japanese challengep. 32
Meanings and implications
Interdependence and internationalizationp. 63
Internal and external aspects of internationalizationp. 72
The internationalization of political thought: liberal democracy in Japanp. 104
Japan and the world economy
Gearing economic policy to international harmonyp. 119
The internationalization of Japanese capitalp. 131
The Internationalization of the Japanese automobile industryp. 149
National and local politics
Japan's political change towards internationalization: grafted democracy and political recruitmentp. 173
The internationalization of Kanagawa Prefecturep. 190
Labour markets and migrant workers
Migrant workers: the Japanese case in international perspectivep. 205
Reciprocity and migrant workersp. 229
The trade union response to migrant workersp. 246
Education and the individual
The internationalization of educationp. 269
Data protection and the individualp. 284
The future
Towards a new departure: alternatives for Japanp. 301
The internationalization of Japanp. 310
Indexp. 317
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