Human Resource Development in Twentieth-Century Japan
Translated by Tony Gonzalez
Hardcover | ISBN 978-4-916055-78-1| 264 pages | 220mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2017
- About the Book
For Japan, where natural resources are not abundant, the importance of human resources cannot be overstated. It is the person, and the person only, that determines economic wealth. So what characteristics will emerge when reviewing the economic development of modern Japan through its history of human resources formation?
In this book, we will examine the formation and allocation of human resources that brought about economic growth, focusing on the form of education and training in schools, companies, and the military. In particular, how are knowledge and skills delivered in a "have-not" country like Japan? Following transitions form the Edo period to the present age, we approach the core of Japanese systems from both historical and theoretical perspectives.
- About the Author
Born in 1945 in Shiga prefecture. Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Former Dean of Economics at Osaka University and Director of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies. Specially-appointed Professor of Graduate School of Economics at Aoyama Gakuin University until March 2016. His primary English works include Aspects of German Peasant Emigration to the U.S.: 1845-1914 (Arno Press, 1981), Skill Formation in Japan and Southeast Asia (with Koike, K.) (University of Tokyo Press, 1991), and College Graduates in Japanese Industry (with Koike, K.) (Japan Institute of Labor, 2003). Primary Japanese works include Keizai seichō no kajitsu (Fruits of Economic Growth) (Chuokoron-Shinsha, 2000) and Jiyū to chitsujo: Kyōsō shakai no futatsu no kao (Freedom and Order: Two Faces of Competitive Society) (Chuokoron-Shinsha, 2001).