Notes on Comparative Economic Development
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This paper will show two things: The first thing, in the first subsection, is to give a more general and comprehensive outline of economic development framework. The second thing, in the second subsection, is to answer where the originality of Japanese economy and organization came from as an application of our comprehensive economic development framework.
Japanese society also has many common bases with other countries regarding various social aspects, but simultaneously the originality can be drawn from them as well. It means that the uniqueness of Japanese economy and organization has been formed through the many common social factors and different ways of the mixture. Its geographical/environmental condition (warm humid) and the agricultural mode (irrigated rice and fish catching), the village style and the way of people settlement (coastal and mountainous, family units) are originally generated. The religious culture (Confucianism, Buddhism and Shinto) grown and introduced to there, the political decision making system (collectivism, patriarchy or paternalism) and the bureaucracy also seem to be so unique. Such centralized power and collectivism social relation were involved to a modern production system and factors of economic development were also utilized fully, and then Japan succeeded his productivity rapidly in the very short run.
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