Japan and Asia: Economic Development and Nation Building by Shinichi Ichimura

Japan and Asia: Economic Development and Nation Building

byShinichi Ichimura

Kobo ebook | June 22, 2015

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The book is a precious reference book for development economics or the political economy of development in Asia or anywhere else. Unlike other books, first, it deals with all the East Asian countries, including Japan and other Asian countries. Second, it offers some empirical research findings based on surveys conducted by the author's group. Research on developing countries has been limited by individual scholars' observations, particularly about the value-related issues like politics or religions. Thirdly, the book digs into the nation-building problems which are often neglected by economists. It bridges the politics, sociology and economics in East Asian countries and is an important reference book for graduate students.


  • Introduction: My Research on Asian Development

  • The Present and the Future of Japan and Asia:

    • When Can Asia Play a Leading Role in the World?
    • The Lessons of the Lost Two Decades of the Japanese Economy
    • A Postmortem Diagnosis of Asian Financial Crisis
    • Who are Responsible for the World Financial Crisis in 2008?
    • Policies for Aging Population with Declining Fertility Rate
  • The Stages of Economic Development and Nation Building:

    • Economic Development and Nation Building in Stages
    • Regional Development Policy
    • Development Policies in Stages
    • Decentralization Policies in Asian Development
  • Empirical Survey Studies of Southeast Asia:

    • The Choice of Appropriate Technologies I — The Influence of Socio-Economic Factors and Government Policies
    • The Choice of Appropriate Technologies II — Survey Findings in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines
    • The Socio-Economic Behavior of Peasants in Central Java and Central Thailand
    • Japanese-style Management in Asia — Introduction
    • Japanese-style Management in Singapore
    • Japanese-style Management in Indonesia
    • Japanese-style Management in China — A Summary Report
  • Political and Cultural Problems of Asian Nations:

    • Nationalism and Asian Political Leaders
    • Is the Clash of Civilizations or Nations?

Readership: Undergraduates, graduates and researchers who are interested in development economics or political economy of development in Asia.
Key Features:

  • It is a comparative study of Japan and all other East Asian nations
  • It is based on the author's own empirical survey findings in Southeast Asian countries
  • It deals with the nation-building issues along with economic development and offers new viewpoints of the author
Title:Japan and Asia: Economic Development and Nation BuildingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 22, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814632112

ISBN - 13:9789814632119