Japan since the Meiji Restoration (2)
Mass Media and Democracy in Prewar and Postwar Japan

Komiya, Kazuo
Japan since the Meiji Restoration (2): Mass Media and Democracy in Prewar and Postwar Japan

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the January 30, 2018, forum on “Japan since the Meiji Restoration,” held to reassess the 150 years since of the start of Japan’s modernization. In Part 2, Kazuo Komiya surveys the media’s role in advancing political agendas before and after World War II.

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How to Solve Intergenerational Problems
The Increasing Importance of Policies That Nurture Altruism

Kobayashi, Keiichiro
How to Solve Intergenerational Problems: The Increasing Importance of Policies That Nurture Altruism

Prior to the Industrial Revolution, the level of intergenerational altruism was low, but with economic growth and the accumulation of wealth, people began to prefer behavior that enhanced altruism toward one’s offspring, further accelerating growth and the accumulation of capital.

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Japan since the Meiji Restoration (1)
Lessons from Diplomatic and Constitutional History

Iokibe, Kaoru
Japan since the Meiji Restoration (1): Lessons from Diplomatic and Constitutional History

The hybrid nature of Japan’s constitutional framework has created gaps between the letter of the law and its application, enabling the system to respond flexibly to the tide of the times and abetting the country’s rapid economic growth over the past 150 years.

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Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

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