Political and Social Systems

  • Ifo Institute for Economic Research
  • Sakura Institute of Research


While Japan’s political, economic and social systems have evolved through separate historical processes, they have also functioned through reciprocal interaction. Japan’s achievement of high economic growth was attributable not only to the successful functioning of its economic system but also to the role of the political and social systems in supporting the economic system. Yet, this does not mean that these systems have always been functioning appropriately in terms of their basic aims. In this chapter, the role played by Japan’s post-war political and social systems in economic growth will be examined.


Economic Freedom Economic Order Labour Movement Liberal Democratic Party Social Market Economy 
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  • Ifo Institute for Economic Research
  • Sakura Institute of Research

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