This is a new analysis of recent changes in important Japanese institutions. It addresses the origin, development, and recent adaptation of core institutions, including financial institutions, corporate governance, lifetime employment, and the amakudari system. After four decades of rapid economic growth in Japan, the 1990s saw the country enter a prolonged period of economic stagnation. Policy reforms were initially half-hearted, and businesses were slow to restructure as the global economy changed. The lagging economy has ...

Institutional Change in Japan 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415511667


Institutional Change in Japan 2006, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415380157