Japan's Shifting Status in the World and the Development of Japan's Medical Insurance Systems

Authors: Sugita, Yoneyuki

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  • Unravels how Japan historically achieved universal health insurance coverage
  • Shows the relationship between Japan's international relations and its health insurance systems
  • Contributes to the study of global health systems and modern history
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This book explains the origins and early developments of Japanese medical insurance systems from the 1920s to the 1950s. It closely examines the changes in the systems and the symbiotic relationship between Japan’s status in international relations and the development of domestic medical insurance systems. While previous studies have regarded the origins and development of Japanese medical insurance systems as merely a domestic issue and pay little attention to the role or effects of international affairs, this book closely examines the changes in these systems by looking at the enactment of the Health Insurance Law in 1922, the establishment of the National Health Insurance in 1938, the epoch-making reforms of 1942, numerous plans in the early Allied occupation period, and Japan’s social security plan in 1950. In doing so, it shows that there was indeed a symbiotic relationship between Japan’s status in international relations and the changing nature of domestic medical insurance systems. It also reveals that Japan’s status in international relations set the framework within which interested groups, primarily the government, made rational choices. This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and students who have an interest in the Japanese medical insurance systems.

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Yoneyuki Sugita is professor of history at Osaka University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. He started his career as a diplomatic historian and has since been trying to combine diplomatic history and international relations with health policies in Japan. He has been conducting research on the development of Japanese health insurance programs from the 1920s through the 1950s for the last two decades using various primary documents available in Japanese. Based on his unique research approach, he has published many works in this area of research.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Japan's Shifting Status in the World and the Development of Japan's Medical Insurance Systems
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1660-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1660-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1659-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 247
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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