Special Corporations and the Bureaucracy

Why Japan Can’t Reform

  • Authors
  • Susan Carpenter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Susan Carpenter
    Pages 1-13
  3. Susan Carpenter
    Pages 14-50
  4. Susan Carpenter
    Pages 51-59
  5. Susan Carpenter
    Pages 91-104
  6. Susan Carpenter
    Pages 119-125
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 126-144

About this book


This book reveals how the Japanese national ministries can exploit their Special Status Corporations (public corporations, supported primarily with public funding from a state-run banking agency) in order to intensify their administrative power over industries and local governments and to perpetuate the interests of elite civil servants by facilitating the migration to post-retirement positions in the private sector. The book explains why the existence of these organizations inhibits the Prime Ministers efforts to implement structural reforms.


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