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By W. G. Beasley

ISBN-10: 0297643088

ISBN-13: 9780297643081

It is a concise historical past - social, political and cultural - of Japan, one of many few international locations by no means conquered (until the 20 th century) through a international energy and the house of the longest-reigning imperial dynasty, considered as a minor Asian state till the overdue 19th century yet which turned a big energy within the 20th century. eastern heritage has 3 vast stages: a chinese language part as much as the 10th century, while chinese language kinds and concepts have been dominant in executive, paintings and manners; through a protracted 'Japanese' feudal interval, which lasted till the 19th century; after which, from the 1860s, a interval whilst Western rules more and more penetrated jap society. but regardless of the ever-growing effect of Western principles, Japan is still, on the finish of the 20th century, a rustic with very distinct traditions and tradition.

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3). A chief economist from the Bank, Toshihiko Yoshino, persistently claimed that ‘economic growth should be stable’ and economic growth rates should be restrained so as to prevent inflation and overall balance of payment deficits (Kinyu Zaisei Jijo Kenkyukai 1959, p. 135; Shimomura, Yoshino et al. 1966, pp. 135–138). 3 Keynesianism In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Keynesians were a much smaller group in comparison with economic liberalists, but they included two important political figures: Tanzan Ishibashi and Hayato Ikeda.

67). 4. 1 Turning point In 1955, per capita GNP exceeded the prewar level (Hashimoto 1989, p. 58). The 1956 Economic White Paper announced the end of the postwar recovery and claimed ‘It is no longer the “postwar” period. Growth through recovery ended. Growth henceforth will be sustained by modernization’ (Kosai 1986, p. 106). The authors of the White Paper were not optimistic about future prospects; this was the dominant view at that time. Economic Planning Agency economist Yonosuke Goto, who was the lead author of the White Paper, was concerned that the end of the recovery stage would lead to a decline in investment incentives and, accordingly, a decline in economic growth rate.

31–34). The argument for financial ‘normalization’ was related to the disputes on rapid growth versus stable growth, as the central bank’s loans to the commercial banks had an important role in supplying sufficient resources to private capital investment, and therefore it was an important part of financing rapid growth at that time (Komiya 1972, pp. 107, 125–126). University of Tokyo Professor Ryutaro Komiya analyzed the phenomenon of overloans, and concluded that overloaning, in itself, did not distort financial market mechanisms (Komiya 1972, pp.

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