The Japanese Economy Reconsidered

  • Makoto¬†Itoh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Makoto Itoh
    Pages 134-137
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 138-153

About this book


The Japanese economy has shown paradoxical changes. Its successes in forming a company-centred society generated the long downturn toward zero-growth capitalism. Successful spread of information technologies resulted in deterioration of economic life among working people and a wide fall in birth rate. At the zenith of the Japanese model of company system, a huge bubble swelled, so as to prepare a prolonged depression throughout the 1990s. Neoliberalism with spiral reversal of capitalist development toward more competitive markets rather promoted difficulties among people. A lucid reconsideration of neoliberalism through concrete Japanese experiences.


bibliography capitalism depression economic growth economic policy globalization growth Japan political economy

Authors and affiliations

  • Makoto¬†Itoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Kokugakuin UniversityTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39823-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50324-3
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