© 1994

The Economic Development of Japan

A Quantitative Study


Part of the Studies in the Modern Japanese Economy book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. An Overview of Economic History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 3-13
    3. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 14-32
  3. Modern Economic Growth:Production and Demand

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 59-83
    3. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 84-126
    4. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 127-166
    5. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 167-197
  4. Modern Economic Growth : Causes and Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 201-210
    3. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 211-252
    4. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 253-285
    5. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 286-311
  5. Summary and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Ryōshin Minami
      Pages 315-330
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-386

About this book


In this book Ryoshin Minami studies the last hundred years of Japan's remarkable economic growth from the Meiji period up to the present day. First, he reveals the factors which account for Japan's successful economic take-off during the Meiji period. Second, he explains why Japan achieved a more rapid rate of economic growth than other developed countries. This forms the major part of the book and will interest those in the developed countries who have felt the full force of Japan's export drive and whose own industries are consequently in decline. Finally, the author evaluates the results of Japan's economic growth and makes predictions for the future. The book makes a comprehensive survey of the Japanese experience in the pre- and post-war periods and points out lessons not only for developed countries but also for developing countries.


economic development economic growth economic history growth Industrialisierung labor market production trade

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Economic ResearchHitotsubashi UniversityTokyoJapan

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