Readings

Required Texts

[Logic] = Amazon logo Curtis, Gerald. The Logic of Japanese Politics. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780231108430.

[Postwar] = Amazon logo Gordon, Andrew. Postwar Japan as History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780520074750.

[Modern] = Amazon logo Pyle, Kenneth. The Making of Modern Japan. Florence, KY: Wadsworth Publishing, 1995. ISBN: 9780669200201.

[Tokyo] = Amazon logo Samuels, Richard J. Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780801474903.

[Mirror] = Amazon logo Vlastos, Stephen. Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780520206373.

[State] = Amazon logo Schwartz, Frank and Susan Pharr. The State of Civil Society in Japan. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780521534628.

An asterisk (*) designates readings assigned only to graduate students.

CLASS # TOPICS READINGS
1 Politics and policy in contemporary Japan

Amazon logo *Samuels, Richard J., ed. "The Myth of the Independent Intellectual." In The Political Culture of Foreign Area and International Studies: Essays in Honor of Lucian W. Pye. Dulles,VA: Potomac Books, Inc., 1992. ISBN: 9780028810140.

Amazon logo *Johnson, Chalmers. "Omote (Explicit) and Ura (Implicit): Translating Japanese Political Terms." In Japan: Who Governs?: The Rise of the Developmental State. New York, NY: Norton, 1995. ISBN: 9780393314502.

2 The modernization of Japan

Amazon logo Itō, Kimio. "The Invention of Wa and the Transformation of the Image of Prince Shōtoku in Modern Japan." In [Mirror].

Amazon logo Inoue, Shun. "The Invention of the Martial Arts." In [Mirror].

Amazon logo [Modern] Chapters 4-5 and 7-9.

Amazon logo *Suganami, Hidemi. "Japan's Entry into International Society." In The Expansion of International Society. Edited by Hedley Bull and Adam Watson. New York, NY: Oxford University Press USA, 1985. ISBN: 9780198219972.

Amazon logo *Najita, Tetsuo. The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Japanese Politics. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1980, pp. 1-148. ISBN: 9780226568034.

Amazon logo *Tsurumi, Yosuke. Present Day Japan. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1926, chapters 1 and 2.

3 From Taisho to Showa

Amazon logo [Modern] Chapters 10-11.

Kosaka, Masataka. "The Showa Era (1926-1989)." Daedalus 119, no. 3 (Summer 1990): 27-48.

Gluck, Carol. "The Idea of Showa." Daedalus 119, no. 3 (Summer 1990): 1-26.

Amazon logo *Johnson, Chalmers. MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy 1925-1975. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1982, chapters 1-3. ISBN: 9780804712064.

*Duus, Peter. "The Reaction of Japanese Big Business to a State-Controlled Economy in the 1930's." International Review of Economics and Business (September 1984): 819-832.

4 Transwar political history

Amazon logo [Modern] Chapters 12-14.

Passin, Herbert. "The Occupation: Some Reflections." Daedalus 119, no. 3 (Summer 1990): 107-130.

Amazon logo Gluck, Carol. "The Past in the Present." In [Postwar].

Amazon logo Garon, Sheldon. "From Meiji to Heisei: The State and Civil Society in Japan." In [State].

Amazon logo *Johnson, Chalmers. MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy 1925-1975. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1982, chapters 5 and 6. ISBN: 9780804712064.

Amazon logo *Samuels, Richard J. The Business of the Japanese State. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987, pp. 68-102 and 168-191. ISBN: 9780801494628.

5 Japanese culture and society

Amazon logo Hardacre, Helen. "After Aum: Religion and Civil Society in Japan." In [State].

Amazon logo Nakane, Chie. "Criteria of Group Formation." Chapter 1 in Japanese Society. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1972. ISBN: 9780520021549.

Amazon logo Nathan, John. Japan Unbound: A Volatile Nation's Quest for Pride and Purpose. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2004, chapters 2, 5, and 6. ISBN: 9780618138944.

*Shipper, Apichai. "The Political Construction of Foreign Workers in Japan." Critical Asian Studies 34, no. 1 (2002): 41-68.

6 Japan incorporated [?]

Amazon logo Reed, Steven. Making Common Sense of Japan. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993, chapter 5. ISBN: 9780822955108.

Amazon logo Amyx, Jennifer A. Japan's Financial Crisis: Institutional Rigidity and Reluctant Change. Princeton, PA: Princeton University Press, 2004, chapters 1-3. ISBN: 9780691128689.

Colignon, Richard, and Chikako Usui. "The Resilience of Japan's Iron Triangle." Asian Survey 41, no. 5 (September/October 2001): 865-895.

7 The party system after 1993

Tamamoto, Masaru. "Village Politics: Japans Prince of Disorder." World Policy Journal 12, no. 1 (Spring 1995): 49-60.

Amazon logo [Logic] Chapters 1-2.

Amazon logo White, James. "The Dynamics of Political Opposition." In [Postwar].

8 The liberal democratic party

Amazon logo [Logic] Chapter 5

Krauss, Ellis S., and Robert Pekkanen. "Explaining Party Adaptation to Electoral Reform: TheDiscreet Charm of the LDP?" Journal of Japanese Studies 30, no. 1 (Winter 2004): 1-34. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Amazon logo Ramseyer, J. Mark, and Frances McCall Rosenbluth. Japan's Political Marketplace. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993, chapters 4 and 5. ISBN: 9780674472815.

9 The diet

Amazon logo Richardson, Bradley. Japanese Democracy: Power, Coordination, and Performance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998, chapter 6. ISBN: 9780300076646.

Amazon logo Baerwald, Hans H. Japan's Parliament: An Introduction. London, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1974, pp. 1-29 and 74-102. ISBN: 9780521203876.

Amazon logo Krauss, Ellis. "Conflict in the Diet." In Conflict in Japan. Written by E. S. Krauss, T. P. Rohlen, and P. G. Steinhoff. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1984. ISBN: 9780824808679.

10 The electoral system

Amazon logo [Logic] Chapter 4.

Otake, Hideo. "Overview." In How Electoral Reform Boomeranged: Continuity in Japanese Campaigning Style. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Center for International Exchange, 1998. ISBN: 9780700716449.

*Reed, Steven R. "Structure and Behaviour: Extending Duverger's Law to the Japanese Case." British Journal of Political Science 20, no. 3 (1990): 335-356.

11 Voter mobilization and voting behavior

Otake, Hideo. "How a Diet Member's Koenkai Adapts to Social and Political Changes."In How Electoral Reform Boomeranged: Continuity in Japanese Campaigning Style. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Center for International Exchange, 1998. ISBN: 9780521846929.

Amazon logo Richardson, B. "Japanese Voting Behavior in Comparative Perspective." In The Japanese Voter. Edited by Scott C. Flanagan, Shinsaku Kohei, Ichiro Miyake, and Bradley M. Richardson. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780300047806.

Amazon logo Flanagan, S. "Mechanisms of Social Network Influence in Japanese Voting Behavior." In The Japanese Voter. Edited by Scott C. Flanagan, Shinsaku Kohei, Ichiro Miyake, and Bradley M. Richardson. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780300047806.

13 Civil society

Amazon logo Field, Norma. "Okinawa: A Supermarket Owner." In Realm of a Dying Emperor: Japan at Century's End. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1993. ISBN: 9780679741893.

Amazon logo Pekkanen, Robert. "Molding Japanese Civil Society: State Structured Incentives and the Patterning of Civil Society." In [State] Chapter 5.

Amazon logo Pharr, Susan J. "Social Conflict, Authority, and the State." In Losing Face: Status Politics in Japan. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780520080928.

Amazon logo *Schwartz, Frank. "What Is Civil Society?" In [State] Chapter 1.

14 Organized labor

Amazon logo Garon, S., and M. Mochizuki. "Negotiating Social Contracts." In [Postwar].

Amazon logo Gordon, Andrew. "The Invention of Japanese-Style Labor Management." In [Mirror].

Amazon logo *Kumazawa, Makoto. Portraits of the Japanese Workplace: Labor Movements, Workers, and Managers. Edited by Andrew Gordon. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996, chapters 8 and 9. ISBN: 9780813317083.

Amazon logo *Tsujinaka, Y. "Rengō and Its Osmotic Networks." In Political Dynamics in Contemporary Japan. Written by Gary D. Allinson and edited by Yasunori Sone. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780801480966.

Amazon logo *Gordon, Andrew. The Evolution of Labor Relations in Japan: Heavy Industry, 1853-1955. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988, pp. 413-432. ISBN: 9780674271319.

15 The Zaikai

Amazon logo Schaede, Ulrike. Choose and Focus: Japanese Business Strategies for the 21st Century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008, chapters 2, 5-9, and 12. ISBN: 9780801447068.

Amazon logo Vogel, Steven K. Japan Remodeled. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005, chapter 6. ISBN: 9780801473715.

16 The bureaucracy

Amazon logo Pempel, T. J., and M. Muramatsu. "The Japanese Bureaucracy and Economic Development: Structuring a Proactive Civil Service." In The Japanese Civil Service and Economic Development: Catalysts of Change. Edited by Hyung-Ki Kim, Michio Muramatsu, T. J. Pempel, and Kozo Yamamura. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780198289388.

Amazon logo Schwartz, Frank. "Of Fairy Cloaks and Familiar Talks: The Politics of Consultation." In Political Dynamics in Contemporary Japan. Written by Gary D. Allinson and edited by Yasunori Sone. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780801480966.

Rozman, Gilbert. "Backdoor Japan: The Search for a Way Out via Regionalism and Decentralization." Journal of Japanese Studies 25, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 3-31.

17 The budget process

Amazon logo Campbell, John C. Contemporary Japanese Budget Politics. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1977, pp. 12-42 and 115-171. ISBN: 9780520040878.

Amazon logo Ramseyer, J. Mark, and Frances McCall Rosenbluth. Japan's Political Marketplace. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993, chapter 7. ISBN: 9780674472815.

Amazon logo Suzuta, Atsuyoshi. "The Way of the Bureaucrat." In Inside the Japanese System: Readings on Contemporary Society and Political Economy. Edited by Daniel Okimoto and Thomas Rohlen. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780804714235.

18 Social policy

Amazon logo Maclachlan, Patricia. "The Struggle for an Independent Consumer Society." In [State].

Amazon logo Estevez-Abe, Margarita. "State-Society Partnerships in the Japanese Welfare State." In [State].

Amazon logo Schoppa, Leonard J. Race for the Exits: The Unraveling of Japan's System of Social Protection. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006, chapters 1 and 9. ISBN: 9780801474453.

Amazon logo Takao, Yasuo. "Foreigners in Local Communities: Beneficiaries to Participants." In Reinventing Japan: From Merchant Nation to Civic Nation. New York, NY: PalgraveMacmillan, 2007. ISBN: 9781403984142.

19 Defense and foreign policy

Amazon logo [Tokyo] Preface, introduction, chapters 5-7, and conclusion.

Amazon logo *Hughes, Christopher W. Japan's Reemergence as a "Normal" Military Power. New York, NY: Routledge, 2006, pp. 368-9. ISBN: 9780198567585.

20 Energy policy

Amazon logo Samuels, R. J. The Business of the Japanese State. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987, chapters 3-6 (select two) and chapter 7. ISBN: 9780801494628.

Upham, Frank. "The Man Who Would Import: A Cautionary Tale About Bucking the System in Japan." Journal of Japanese Studies 17, no. 2 (Summer 1991): 323-343.

Pickett, Susan E. "Japan's Nuclear Energy Policy: From Firm Commitment to Difficult Dilemma Addressing Growing Stocks of Plutonium, Program Delays, Domestic Opposition and International Pressure." Energy Policy 30, no. 15 (2002): 1337-55.

Lesbirel, S. Hayden. "Diversification and Energy Security Risks: The Japanese Case." Japanese Journal of Political Science 5, no. 1 (2004): 1-22.

21 Science and technology policy

Amazon logo Freeman, Christopher. Technology Policy and Economic Performance: Lessons from Japan. London, UK: Pinter Publishers LTD, 1987, chapters 2 and 3. ISBN: 9780861879281.

Amazon logo Anchordoguy, Marie. "Japan's Technology Policies and their Limitation." In Japan and China in the World Political Economy. Edited by Saadia Pekkanen and Kellee Tsai. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 189-204. ISBN: 9780415546751.

Amazon logo Samuels, Richard J. "Rich Nation, Strong Army": National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994, chapters 2 and 8. ISBN: 9780801499944.

22 Industrial policy

Amazon logo Dore, Ronald. "Goodwill and the Spirit of Capitalism." Chapter 9 in Taking Japan Seriously: A Confucian Perspective on Leading Economic Issues. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780804714013.

Amazon logo Pekkanen, Saadia K. Picking Winners? From Technology Catch-up to the Space Race in Japan. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780804747325.

Amazon logo Vogel, Steven K. Japan Remodeled. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006, pp. 22-63 and chapter 7. ISBN: 9780801473715.

23 Japan in the post-Cold War World

Amazon logo Armacost, Michael H. Friends or Rivals? New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1996, chapters 7-8. ISBN: 9780231104883.

Amazon logo Ozawa, Ichiro. Blueprint for a New Japan. New York, NY: Kodansha, 1994. ISBN: 9784770018717.

Amazon logo Pyle, Kenneth. The Japanese Question: Power and Purpose in a New Era. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1996, chapters 2 and 6. ISBN: 9780844737997.

Amazon logo *Samuels, Richard J. "Rich Nation, Strong Army": National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994, chapter 9. ISBN: 9780801499944.