Adding a brand new point of view to the present literature on decentralization in Japan, Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan, ways the topic from an city experiences and making plans technique. The essays within the assortment current a cogent compilation of case reports targeting the earlier, current and way forward for decentralization in Japan. those contain small scale improvement within the fields equivalent to citizen participation (machizukuri), city shape and structure, catastrophe prevention and conservation of monuments.

The individuals recommend that new traits are rising after the bursting of Japan's fiscal bubble and examine them within the context of the country's better socio-political process. This in-depth research of the advance open air of Japan offers a beneficial addition to scholars of city, Asian and eastern Studies.

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