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The Political Economy of the Japanese Financial Big BangInstitutional Change in Finance and Public Policymaking$
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Tetsuro Toya and Jennifer A. Amyx

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199292394

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199292396.001.0001

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Did Japanese Politics Change in the 1990s?

Did Japanese Politics Change in the 1990s?

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(p.1) 1 Did Japanese Politics Change in the 1990s?
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The Political Economy of the Japanese Financial Big Bang
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Tetsuro Toya

Jennifer Amyx (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199292396.003.0001

This chapter examines financial politics in the 1990s and the emergence of the Big Bang financial reforms in 1996. It discusses the main arguments of the book, namely that Japanese politics has changed since 1995; that the Big Bang resulted from strategic interaction between the Liberal Democratic Party and Ministry of Finance, and an increased role of the public in policymaking; and that there has been institutional change in financial politics since 1995 represented by the breakdown of the Convoy System and the decay of bureaupluralism. An overview of the chapters included in this volume is provided.

Keywords:   Japan, financial politics, Big Bang, financial reform, bureaupluralism

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