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By Junji Banno

This two-volume booklet, a revision and translation of a multi-disciplinary study venture conducted through the Institute of Social technological know-how on the college of Tokyo, analyzes the japanese political economic system from an ancient point of view on the way to offer a balanced view among the optimism of the Eighties and the pessimism of the Nineties. Paying specific realization to the alterations in Japan's modern political economic system that experience come "from below," the authors think of marginalized social actors similar to competition events, the elderly, and feminine and overseas employees along extra mainstream gamers similar to the governing celebration, huge agencies, and hard work unions. ultimately, the e-book examines the robust impact of the japanese political economic system at the international economic climate.

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13 This is by no means to deny any interactions between the two worlds. Viewed over a long time-span, there are a number of firms which have grown from small or medium firms into large corporations. More pertinent to an analysis of the present-day Japanese economy will be the trading relationships between the two worlds, such as the subcontracting system and the dealership linkage for distribution. 15 The subcontracting system, too, can be understood as an efficient setup for inter-process division of labour based on long-term direct-transaction relationships.

Compared in terms of operating income, which reflects the size of operations, the amount earned by familyrun firms, which constitute a dominant majority of all firms, and that earned by the very small number of firms not under the control of families, which constitute a small minority, seem to be more or less on a par. Compared in terms of income, the amount earned by a small number of non-family concerns accounts for nearly two-thirds of the total. Moreover, there are only 3355 non-family concerns with paid-up capital of ¥1 bn.

And withdraw their loans rapidly. Their loans outstanding with the firm were reduced by as much as 60 per cent over the four-year period under study. Taiyo Kobe Bank and Tokai Bank followed suit. When the two parallel main banks began to withdraw their loans rapidly, the company had to procure 2,826 384 608 339 0 186 4,343 50 739 0 0 266 8 1,063 610 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 238 100 46 0 0 693 0 17 1,704 7,109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 246 0 100 100 50 597 2,238 300 538 502 300 0 400 160 1,457 925 0 679 220 0 0 0 7,719 19,127 2,436 400 1,022 594 0 342 4,794 44 638 0 150 192 0 1,024 506 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 182 184 28 0 0 510 125 0 1,535 7,352 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 303 0 100 100 0 603 1,870 791 706 686 350 0 470 160 1,281 1,080 517 833 370 0 100 0 9,214 21,346 SD LD LD SD Dec.

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