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The Japanese Citizens Increasing Participation In “Civil Society”; Implications For Foreign Aid


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  • Söderberg, Marie

    (European Institute of Japanese Studies)

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    The general aim of this paper is to review structural factors in Japan’s domestic and international context that are driving changes in Japan’s civil society. The opening up of the Japanese market and the globalization of the world economy, the information revolution and technology development, and legislative changes are some of the structural factors driving the changes. Finally we will se how two legislative changes, information disclosure as well as the NPO law are affecting Japanese foreign aid policy.

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    Paper provided by The European Institute of Japanese Studies in its series EIJS Working Paper Series with number 159.

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    Length: 11 pages
    Date of creation: 16 Oct 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:eijswp:0159

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    Keywords: Japan’s civil society; globalization; information revolution; technology development; legislative changes; information disclosure; NPO law;

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