Continuity and Change in the Twenty-First Century
'This collection of essays has been very well planned and explores many of the key areas we should consider as we think about Japan's future economic development and the transformation of its society... It is well rounded and the implications of the trends these essays sketch extends well beyond the confines of economists.' -Financial History Review
'The strong point of the collection is the way in which the authors address a wide array of pressures that will force adjustments within the Japanese economy and the economic policies of the government.' -Financial History ReviewThis volume fills an important gap in the existing economic literature. While much has been written about Japan's pre-1990s institutions and economic performance, this text is unique in its forward-looking orientation - trying to understand not only the institutional and structural changes that have already reshaped Japan in the 1990s, but to identify the critical trends and institutional changes that will mould Japan's new economy over the next decade.