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Ashes to Awesome

Ashes to Awesome

Japan's 6,000-Day Economic Miracle

Yoshikawa Hiroshi
Translated by Fred Uleman

Published Titles / Business & Economics

¥2,400

Published by JPIC | ISBN 978-4-86658-175-0 (Hardcover) | 204 pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2021

About the Book

Considered a miracle at the time, Japan’s emergence from devastation to become the world’s second-largest economy less than two dozen years after the disaster of wartime defeat has been widely commented upon and analyzed. Yet all too many scholars posit Japan as an exceptional case that defies repeating.

In this eminently readable survey, one of Japan’s foremost macroeconomists looks back at the rapid-growth years and how they revolutionized Japanese life, for better and for worse, and explains how latent demand, population mobility, productivity improvements, and other non-unique factors converged to generate the growth. At the same time, he frankly acknowledges the less-remarked downside of this transformation. Household appliances proliferated, but so did pollution. Urban development was spectacular, but so was the loss of community and history. Massive urbanization provided workers for the industrial ramp-up but also drained farming communities and their traditions. It was a decidedly mixed bag, and Yoshikawa goes beyond the economics to lay it all out in easily understandable prose augmented by over two score of tables, figures, and photos. This is a personal story about more than Japan—a tale that resonates for all economies at all stages of development.

About the Author

YOSHIKAWA Hiroshi

Yoshikawa Hiroshi is the president of Rissho University. He was Born in Tokyo in 1951, received his B.A. from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Economics and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He was a professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics.

内容紹介

高度成長は、わずかの期間に日本という国の姿を根本から変えた。それは、一七年間、合わせて六〇〇〇日に及ぶ。洗濯機、冷蔵庫、カラーテレビ…。現代生活の必需品は、すべてがこの時代に生まれたが、言うまでもなく、「甘い果実」だけがもたらされたわけではない。現代日本の原点に、歴史と経済の両面からあらためて迫る。

著者紹介

吉川 洋

1951年、東京都に生まれる。専攻はマクロ経済学。東京大学経済学部卒業後、イェール大学大学院博士課程修了(Ph.D)。ニューヨーク州立大学助教授、大阪大学社会経済研究所助教授、東京大学助教授を経て東京大学大学院教授。著書に、『マクロ経済学研究』(東京大学出版会、日本経済図書文化賞、サントリー学芸賞)、『日本経済とマクロ経済学』(東洋経済新報社、エコノミスト賞)、『転換期の日本経済』(岩波書店、読売吉野作造賞)など。

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Original Japanese Edition / 原書情報

高度成長:日本を変えた六〇〇〇日

高度成長:日本を変えた六〇〇〇日

吉川 洋 著

中央公論新社 刊

2012/04/25

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