Adding a brand new viewpoint to the present literature on decentralization in Japan, Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan, methods the topic from an city experiences and making plans strategy. The essays within the assortment current a cogent compilation of case reviews targeting the previous, current and way forward for decentralization in Japan. those comprise small scale improvement within the fields akin to citizen participation (machizukuri), city shape and structure, catastrophe prevention and conservation of monuments.
The members recommend that new developments are rising after the bursting of Japan's financial bubble and investigate them within the context of the country's greater socio-political procedure. This in-depth research of the improvement outdoors of Japan presents a invaluable addition to scholars of city, Asian and eastern Studies.
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