Japanese Governance and Meta-governance

  • Tatsuro NiikawaEmail author


In order to properly resolve the Triple D problems and to realise a sustainable society, governance operations in Japan must be mostly replaced. This chapter examines Japanese governance and meta-governance, particularly concerning multi-level governance and multi-sectoral governance which include multi-stakeholders and their processes. In Japan at the present moment, the focus must be on governance in the transition period. Changes from centralised and central government-centred governance to horizontal network-type governance are becoming eminent. However, there are also situations where centralised governance and networked governance coexist. This situation is making some failure of governance for any governance. In order to overcome this situation, it is necessary to switch to partnership-type governance. It means that governance is established by cooperation between actors who share a certain purpose on an equal basis.


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  1. 1.Doshisha UniversityKyotoJapan

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