Japanese Cities in the World Economy (Conflicts in Urban & Regional Development)

Japanese Cities in the World Economy (Conflicts in Urban & Regional Development)

By: Richard Child Hill (author), Kuniko Fujita (author), Kuniko Fujita (editor), Richard Child Hill (editor)Hardback

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Japan is the world's second most powerful economy and one of the most urbanized nations on earth. Yet English-language literature contains remarkable little about cities in Japan. This collection of original essays on Japanese urban and industrial development covers a broad spectrum of city experiences. Leading Japanese and Western urbanists analyze Japan's largest metropolitan areas (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya); proto-typical industrial cities (Kamaishi, Kitakyushu, Toyota); high technology urban satellites (Kanagawa); and smaller, more traditionally organized industrial districts (Tsubame). This book demonstrates how Japan's flexible economic growth strategies and changing relationship to the world economy have produced a uniquely Japanese pattern of urban development in this century. Throughout the essays that describe individual cities, contributors provide commentary on each city's twentieth-century history and functional relations with other cities and focus on the dynamic linkage between global relations and local activities. They examine the role of government central, prefectural, and local in the restructuring of Japanese industrial and urban life. One essay is devoted to the urbanization process in pre-World War II Japan; another considers urban planning on the western Pacific Rim. This is the first book that analyzes how the economic transformation of Japan has restructured Japanese cities and how urban and regional development policies have kept pace with (and in some ways effected) changes in the economy. This comprehensive study of Japanese cities provides interdisciplinary coverage of urban development issues of interest to the fields of economics, business, sociology, political science, history, Asian and Japanese studies, and urban planning. Kuniko Fujita is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Richard Child Hill is Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs at Michigan State University and co-author of "Detroit: Race and Uneven Development" (Temple).

About Author

Kuniko Fujita is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Richard Child Hill is Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs at Michigan State University and co-author of "Detroit: Race and Uneven Development" (Temple). Contributors: Mike Douglass, Tadao Kiyonari, Kenichi Miyamoto, Yasuo Miyakawa, Hachiro Nakamura, Mamoru Obayashi, Peter J. Rimmer, Philip Shapira, Masatoshi Yorimitsu, and the editors."

Contents

Acknowledgments Part I: Introduction 1. Japanese Cities in the World Economy Richard Child Hill and Kuniko Fujita 2. Urban Growth in Prewar Japan Hachiro Nakamura Part II: World City Formation 3. Japan's World Cities: Osaka and Tokyo Compared Kenichi Miyamoto 4. The "New" Tokyo Story: Restructuring Space and the Struggle for Place in a World City Mike Douglass 5. Kanagawa: Japan's Brain Center Mamoru Obayashi 6. Restructuring Urban-Industrial Links in Greater Tokyo: Small Producers' Responses to Changing World Markets Tadao Kiyonari Part III: Global-Local Links 7. Nagoya: The Core of Japan's Global Manufacturing Industries Yasuo Miyakawa 8. Toyota City: Industrial Organization and the Local State in Japan Kuniko Fujita and Richard Child Hill Part IV: Declining Industrial Cities and Policy Responses 9. The Declining Steel Town and Its Renaissance: The Case of Kamaishi Masatoshi Yorimitsu 10. Steel Town to Space World: Restructuring and Adjustment in Kitakyushu City Philip Shapira Part V: Japan and the World 11. Reshaping Western Pacific Rim Cities: Exporting Japanese Planning Ideas Peter J. Rimmer 12. Global Interdependence and Urban Restructuring in Japan Richard Child Hill and Kuniko Fujita About the Contributors Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781566390347
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781566390347
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 1566390346

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