A futures studies approach to Japan's futures

dc.contributor.author Murata, Takuya en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-22T00:11:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-22T00:11:27Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 94-97). en_US
dc.description vii, 97 leaves, bound 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is explores Japan's futures that are alternative to today's dominant future. The official future espoused by Prime Minister Abe is losing popularity quickly. There is a real possibility for other futures beneath the surface to become important. Unlike the stable det1ation of the 1990s, starting around 2003 Japan entered another era of rapid change that is difficult to grasp through extrapolating trends. Open futures-thinking is particularly important in this context. Today's thinking about Japan's futures works in a narrow space, working with futures that are only a little different from each other. For example, Keidanren provides forecasts that are considered very optimistic, which is 2% GDP growth. In contrast, Deutsche Bank Research's forecasts are pessimistic. They project 0% growth. Japanese leaders, organizations, and citizens need to take a much wider range of possible futures into account, because those futures are also very real and very possible. en_US
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/20840
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dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Political Science; no. 3417 en_US
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dc.title A futures studies approach to Japan's futures en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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