Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan

Micro-Performance During Postwar Japan’s High-Growth Era

Editors: Takeda, Haruhito (Ed.)

  • Introduces recent academic works on industrial policies during the high-growth era of postwar Japan (1950-80)
  • Makes recent academic works by Japanese scholars accessible to a widerreadership
  • Introduces recent academic works on the micro-economic performance of business firms
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The aim of this book is to analyze Japan's high-growth economy, in particular to clarify the kinds of changes in people’s lives that were generated by high growth. The present volume focuses not on the macro-economic mechanisms that expanded the scale of the economy, but on the micro-economic changes that were effected in everyday life. The emergence of a mass consumption society as a result of economic growth suggests that people's lifestyles and consumer behavior changed in various ways.

The first chapter focuses on the apparel industry's expanding market as it corresponded to changes in consumer behavior. Even as consumer life became more comfortable and abundant, consumers were becoming uneasy about the environmental deterioration associated with high growth. The second chapter examines how the Japanese government addressed emissions regulations while drawing on the lessons of America's experience with the same issue.

The change in industrial structure brought about by economic growth inevitably resulted in the decline of other industries. Chief among these was the coal-mining industry, which, with the onset of a full-scale energy revolution, lost its role as energy supplier owing to the import of cheap crude oil. The third chapter discusses the government's industrial policies as they addressed the coal industry's adjustment in the high-growth era, concluding that they reduced such problems as stagnation, unemployment, and local industrial decline. The adjustments in employment practices contributed positively to the gradual shift of labor from declining industries to growth industries. The fourth chapter investigates changes in labor management in the steel industry, which was one of the high-growth era's leading industries. This publication will serve as a valuable resource for those who are interested not only in the post-war history in Japan but also in high growth economies in recent East Asia.

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Haruhito Takeda is a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo. He obtained a Ph.D.in economics from the University of Tokyo in 1988. His main research field is the economic and business history of Japan. His publications include “Nihon Sandougyō shi” (A History of Copper Mines in Japan)(Univ. Press of Tokyo, 1987). 

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Japanese Apparel Industry and Consumer Society from 1950 to the 1970s

    Ishii, Susumu

    Pages 3-37

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  • The Legislative Process of Automobile Exhaust Emissions Control in Japan—The 1966 Regulation and the Role of the Ministry of Transport

    Itagaki, Akira

    Pages 39-68

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  • Adjustment Policies in the Japanese Coal Mining Industry During the Period of High Economic Growth – Production Volume Maintenance and Adjustments in Employment

    Chung, Jin Sung

    Pages 69-104

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  • The Relationship Between Labor Management Reform and Inter-Company Relations at the Industry Level: A Case Study of the Japanese Steel Industry

    Sugiyama, Hiroshi

    Pages 105-134

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  • Review of Tsuyoshi Numagami, Ekisyō Display no Gijyutsu Kakushin-shi (The History of Technological Innovation in Liquid Crystal Displays)

    Hashimoto, Juroh

    Pages 137-140

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eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0709-5
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Hardcover 114,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0708-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Micro-Performance During Postwar Japan’s High-Growth Era
Editors
  • Haruhito Takeda
Series Title
Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0709-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0709-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0708-8
Series ISSN
2364-2394
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 160
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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