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By Purnendra Jain, Brad Williams

ISBN-10: 1906876363

ISBN-13: 9781906876364

To what volume is Japan in decline? in recent times well known writings, media commentaries and analysts frequently take the view that the increase of Japan is lengthy considering that over and that the world's moment greatest economic system is not only treading water yet that society and the financial system are failing, with strength catastrophic results. yet is that this fairly the case? might it's that after back Japan is being misinterpret and misinterpreted? Are there now not either visible and no more seen symptoms of renewal and restoration? and the way may perhaps the hot DPJ-led govt reform Japan? according to papers given at an enormous foreign convention held on the college of Adelaide in November 2009, this thesis is tested right here via a gaggle of the world's prime experts of their fields, addressing a number of the key matters dealing with Japan at the present time, from the economic climate and surroundings, to schooling, social coverage, politics, internationalization, international relations, defense. This quantity could have wide-ranging interdisciplinary relevance for college students and experts alike.

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Although the 2003 rescue of Resona Bank when it was known to be failing and was not obviously systemically important, set back the credibility of the system, Japan’s system is arguably, now, a stateof-the-art procedure for dealing with failing banks. Surprisingly this cannot be said about many other countries including the UK and Australia. Despite an active academic literature on the need for, and best design of, procedures to close banks when they fail, the 1998 comment by Aghion et al. remains distressingly applicable: In most recent banking crises bank regulators have been caught off their guard and have been forced to respond to the crisis in a hurry without the support of an institutional or legal framework designed to deal with bank failures.

By contrast, Japanese voters have had (in the past at least) a strong tendency to vote for a candidate rather than for a party, and on local rather than on national issues. To sum up these seven elements of divergence from the Westminster model, the politics of Japan came to be based in practice on an extensive network of ‘iron triangles’, whereby a group of political operators in the LDP, in government departments and from private interests, worked together over a long period to maintain policies that were in line with the views and interests of those groups.

World Bank, 2006. S. ’. D. Mayes, ‘Banking Crisis Resolution Policy – Lessons from Recent Experience’, CESIfo Working Paper No 2823, 2009. 2 Political Earthquake in Japan: How Much of a Difference Will it Make? A. STOCKWIN INTRODUCTION: CONCERNING EARTHQUAKES E arthquakes are part of the normal fabric of Japanese life, even part of the culture of Japan. Anyone who has stayed in Japan for some time will have experienced buildings shaking, often noisily. Most earthquakes do little damage, but occasionally they are deadly.

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