Japan's Future and a New Meiji Transformation: International Reflections

1st Edition

Ken Coates, Kimie Hara, Carin Holroyd, Marie Söderberg

Routledge
April 11, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 27 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367174248 - CAT# K413670
Series: Asia's Transformations

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Summary

Bringing together the work of sixteen international Japan specialists and scholars, this book analyses Japan’s culture and history to reflect on the critical policy decisions and national commitments required for the country to continue to succeed.

Comparing the current situation with the uncertainties of the late 19th century, this book investigates the possibility and desirability of a ‘New Meiji Transformation’ in Japan. Set in the context of perceived demographic, ecological, fiscal and political decline in Japan, it explores what a New Meiji initiative would look like in the twenty-first century and whether a new era of renewal is needed to maintain and improve quality of life.

An interdisciplinary volume, this book covers contemporary issues in Japanese foreign, defence and nuclear strategies, as well as its ageing population, higher education structure and environmental policies. As such Japan’s Future and a New Meiji Transformation will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese politics, economics and history, as well as Asian Studies more generally.

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