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Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan

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ISBN-10: 0521654254

ISBN-13: 9780521654258

Edition: 1999

Authors: Morris Low, Shigeru Nakayama, Hitoshi Yoshioka

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This book explores the dynamic relationship between science, technology and Japanese society, examining how it has contributed to economic growth and national well-being. It presents a synthesis of recent debates by juxtaposing competing views about the role and direction of science, technology and medical care in Japan. Topics discussed include government policy, the private sector and community responses; computers and communication; the automobile industry, the aerospace industry and quality control; the environment; consumer electronics; medical care; and the role of gender. This is an ideal introductory text for students in the sociology of science and technology, the history and…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Morris Low is Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies at the University of Queensland.

The Japanese Model Of Rd
Basic versus applied research: the role of corporate laboratories and universities
Cooperation versus competition: Miti's R&D projects and Japan's science cities
Science And Technology For Economic Growth
Quality versus quantity: the automobile industry
Technology versus commercial feasibility: nuclear power and electric utilities
Consumerism and development versus the environment
The International Dimension
Domestic development versus importation of technology: the aerospace industry and the FS-X fighter plane controversy
Domestic technology versus the export of technology
Science And Technology For The People?
Information society versus controlled society
Women versus men in the science and technology workforce
National interest versus local interests: the construction of Narita airport
The patient versus the doctor: changes in medical care and attitudes to the body