Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan
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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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Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1999
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
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|