The Imperial Bureaucracy and Labor Policy in Postwar Japan

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If any single organized group in Japan today possesses the power to prevent the creation of a peaceful, responsible form of government in that country, it is the bureaucracy. Neither the elimination and barring of influential bureaucrats from public office nor sweeping changes in the structure of Japanese government have yet been sufficient in themselves to alter the basic character of the bureaucracy. More than any other organized group in contemporary Japan it is rooted in Japan's presurrender past.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-457
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Asian Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • History


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