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Industrial relations in postwar Japan.

Solomon B. Levine

Industrial relations in postwar Japan.

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English


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Paginationxiii, 200p.
Number of Pages200
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Open LibraryOL20324837M

  This book is a great help to fill in gaps in knowledge of the era and Judt exposes numerous intriguing cause and effect relations. I wish the narrative had not stopped at What India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy is to India that is Postwar by Tony Judt to Europe: a grand history of the 2nd half of the 20th century/5(). Japan - Japan - World War II and defeat: The European war presented the Japanese with tempting opportunities. After the Nazi attack on Russia in , the Japanese were torn between German urgings to join the war against the Soviets and their natural inclination to seek richer prizes from the European colonial territories to the south. In Japan occupied northern Indochina in an attempt to. Occupation and Reconstruction of Japan, –52 After the defeat of Japan in World War II, the United States led the Allies in the occupation and rehabilitation of the Japanese state. Between and , the U.S. occupying forces, led by General Douglas A. MacArthur, enacted widespread military, political, economic, and social reforms.


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Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. "Disparaged Success is one of the few English-written books that comprehensively examines the postwar development of labor politics and industrial relations, and this makes the book highly valuable.

Kume's book is also important in that it is one of the first attempts to explain labor politics in Japan from an explicitly comparative perspective Cited by: Biography.

Levine's book "Industrial Relations in Postwar Japan", published inwas considered to be a landmark in the field, influencing a generation of Asian deep knowledge and interest in Japan came long before the s explosion in interest and writing about the rapid growth and success of the Japanese economy and employment system.

Editorial Reviews "Japan Works is an important book for those interested in understanding contemporary Japanese industrial relations Japan Works has raised our awareness of the dangers in simplifying the complex interactions between management and labor and the need for a more detailed and complete understanding of Japanese industrial : $ These changes came as a movement towards transformation of the industrial relations system given that the evidence suggests changes in most aspects of employment relations in Japan, such as job security, hiring, corporate governance, wages and wage flexibility and the role of seniority, as well as union structure, and would seemingly consist of.

Industrial and Military Expansion although there was an improvement in Japan's relations with China, including the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state (May, ) and an agreement (June, ) to develop jointly a contested natural gas field in the East China Sea.

Japan, Postwar Period: Selected full-text books and articles. Price probes the paradoxes in postwar labor-management relations, particularly in the years between and Basing his analysis on the history of labor in Mitsui's Miike mine in Kyushu, Suzuki Motors in Hamamatsu, and Moriguchi City Hall, the author questions the common interpretation that industrial relations are based on lifetime jobs.

Industrial relations and productivity improvement Large area of Japan’s land destroyed in World War II. Even inper capita GDP was $, below prewar peak and only 16% of that of US.

Improving productivity of industry was urgent issue for reconstruction of postwar Japanese economy. The confrontation and tension in class relations that characterized the first part of the decade continued between and Japan had not yet made the transition to a hegemonic regime, although certain structural features of a postwar compromise were beginning to take shape.

Japanese Industrial Policy: The Postwar Record and the Case of Supercomputers Japan is the world’s most successful practitioner of industrial policy. Japan’s industrial policies are largely, though not solely, responsible forits eco- nomic recovery from World War II and its increasing preeminence in high-technology industries.

Other. The work focuses on industrial relations in commercial and industrial enterprises, addressing such issues as the performance or nonperformance of trade unions in China and Japan and possible explanations, and the prospects and limitations of using codified laws to effect change or control in the postwar industrial settings of these two countries.

Post-occupation Japan is the period in Japanese history which started after the Allied occupation of Japan that ended in In that time, Japan has established itself as a global economic and political power.

The American-written post-war constitution was enacted on November 3, and became effective May 3, While other industrialized and developing countries look towards Japan as an economic model, the political, cultural, and social arrangements that have so far allowed Japan to succeed are eroding.

In particular, Japan faces a system of industrial relations that places great strain on all of Japanese society. In The Postwar Japanese System, William Tabb distinguishes between those aspects of 5/5(1).

The century-long process by which a distinct pattern of Japanese labor relations evolved is traced through the often turbulent interactions of workers, managers, and, at times, government bureaucrats and politicians.

The author argues that it was not until the s and s that something closely akin to the contemporary pattern emerged. A study of the Japanese managerial system, the trade-union movement, collective bargaining and government regulation.

Levine S.B. () The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Postwar Japan. In: Deyo F.C. (eds) Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry.

International Political Economy by: 1. Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history.

The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view. As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary Reviews: 1.

Book Description. The conventional picture of industry and industrial relations in Japan is of a number of very large firms providing extremely attractive working conditions for their happy and contented workforce. Norma Chalmers shows that there is in fact another, very different side to the picture, which occurs in the the peripheral sector.

Ironically enough, the social relations of industrial production most resembled those in the West at the outset. Several times since then, Japan’s workers and managers have substantially reshaped the Japanese labor relationship, producing, by the s, a social formation notably different from.

This thesis examines the evolution of postwar industrial relations in postwar Japan from to It analyzes the impact of postwar industrial relations institutions on the origins and development of “lean production” or, as it is otherwise known, the Toyota production system.

It uses three case studies, Mitsui Coal’s Miike mine in Kyushu, Suzuki Motors in Hamamatsu, and Moriguchi Author: John Price. 2 J ICHIRO NAKAYAMA AND THE STABILIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN POSTWAR JAPAN 3 Nakayama's deep involvement with the labour-management relations really began inan intense year which witnessed the Toshiba Dispute, and it lasted until his resignation.

changes was experience within an industrial and employment relations in Japan and Germany. In Japan, there are various kind of changes that found within and indust rial relations andAuthor: Iaonibutina Tirintetaake.

This advance began with American aid in rebuilding the nation after the war, but it has now seen Japan rival and even outstrip the United States on several fronts. The relations between the two powers and the impact that they have on economic and political factors during the postwar years are the focus of this important book.

It would be possible to measure the changing fortunes of Japan’s postwar economy in terms of the number of books published that focus on its domestic industrial We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of by: 3.

And while they ultimately failed, a recent book by Nick Kapur, Japan at the Crossroads, frames the months surrounding the protests as a crucible of postwar politics.

Until the demonstrations. Phases of the Postwar Japanese Development Phase I: Postwar Reconstruction and Catch-up Phase I of the economic development after WWII was from through the s. A common purpose shared by business, household and the government sectors was to catch up with North American and European industrial Size: 2MB.

The initial postwar success of Japan's political economy has given way to periods of crisis and reform. This book follows this story up to the present day. Estevez-Abe shows how the current electoral system renders obsolete the old form of social by: Trade Unions and the State is a powerful rewriting of the UK story, one whose strength derives from its capacity to link a detailed and scholarly understanding of industrial relations detail with a wider theoretical framework.

Well organized and elegantly written, it is a major contribution to the field of industrial relations."—David Coates, Wake Forest University. Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history.

The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view. As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary.

Japan - Postwar Economy. Japan’s postwar economy developed from the remnants of an industrial infrastructure that suffered widespread destruction during World War II. The Wages of Affluence: Labor and Management in Postwar Japan.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press. viii, Modern Japan's industrial workplace is a topic about which Andrew Gordon has written often and well. His earlier books on The Evolution of Labor Relations in Japan: Heavy Industry, () and Labor.

In particular, Japan faces a system of industrial relations that places great strain on all of Japanese society. In The Postwar Japanese System, William Tabb distinguishes between those aspects of Japanese success that can and cannot be transferred successfully to help in the revitalization of the American economy.

The author discusses Japanese. Also interesting is her analysis that “in Manchuria, Japan left behind a legacy of development ideas, industrial goods and thousands of experts who would go on to shape the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s economic thinking and the China-Japan economic relationship after ” (24).

Japan's real GDP growth rate was % incontinuing to make the country's economy the third largest worldwide. While manufacturing is still an important economic sector, in the past three decades the services sector has gradually grown.

InJapan’s working population was 6 million, but this will rapidly decrease because it has become a so-called ‘super-ageing. Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, by John W. Dower, is an excellent history of postwar Japan from to the end of the US occupation inand slightly onward.

The book looks at many different topics from this period, but conveys the massive paradigm shift that took place in Japan following its defeat in war/5().

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Download Citation | Postwar trade-union organization and industrial relations in twelve countries | Ten years ago, when the volume Order and Conflict in Contemporary Capitalism (Goldthorpe.

The industrial relations system in Japan: An interpretation and policy implications. Authors. Masanori Hashimoto. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA; 2 Ki Seong Park, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN .Japanese security, economic, institutional, and development policies have undergone a remarkable evolution in the 70 years since the end of World War II.

In andCSIS invited distinguished Japanese scholars to reflect on the evolution of these policies and to draw lessons for coming decades.

The resulting volume spotlights emerging Japanese thinking on key issues facing the U.S.Opinions about industrial relations (IR) in Japan are extremely diversified. The main concern regarding IR appears to be whether Japan can maintain the vitality and flexibility to cope with the changes in the industrial structure and technology in a stagnant world economy.

The lack of opposition and dispute between labor and management may be the most important feature for summarizing labor Author: Yasuo Kuwahara.