Japan in Crisis

What Will It Take for Japan to Rise Again?

  • Bong Youngshik
  • T. J. Pempel

Part of the Asan-Palgrave Macmillan Series book series (APMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Introduction

    1. T. J. Pempel
      Pages 10-26
  3. Starting with Fukushima

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 28-29
  4. The Political Economy of Slow Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 50-51
  5. Hurdling Political Obstacles

  6. Toward a Multicultural Solution?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 160-161
    2. Kim Mikyoung
      Pages 163-191
  7. Improving Relations with the Asia-Pacific Neighbors

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 288-302

About this book


This volume, stemming from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, observes that for Japan to 'rise again' would mean recovery not only from the triple disaster—the March, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown—but from 20-plus years of economic stagnation, political fumbling, and deterioration in Japan's regional and global influence.


democracy economy Governance parliament Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Bong Youngshik
    • 1
  • T. J. Pempel
    • 2
  1. 1.Asan Institute for Policy StudiesSouth Korea
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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