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THE JAPANESE CITIZENS INCREASING PARTICIPATION IN “CIVIL SOCIETY”; IMPLICATIONS FOR FOREIGN AID
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Japan’s civil society; globalization; information revolution; technology development; legislative changes; information disclosure; NPO law; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: L30; (follow links to similar papers)
11 pages, October 16, 2002
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