This series is a comprehensive, four-volume survey documenting the miraculous growth of Japanese science and technology from postwar devastation to attaining leading global status.
The team of more than fifty Japanese experts labored for ten years in assembling the unique materials into a monumental work of careful scholarship. The series is edited by Shigeru Nakayama, Kunio Goto and Hitoshi Yoshioka. The study won the prestigious Mainichi Publications Award in 1995.

  Volume 1: 1945-1952  

The Occupation Period

I. GHQ and Demilitarization Policy

II. Academic Research and its System under the Occupation

III. The Reorganization of Industrial and Social Systems

IV. Scientists and Engineers in the Postwar Democracy


  Volume 2: 1952-1959  

Road to Self-reliance

I. End of Prohibitions on Reseach into Nuclear, Aviation and Military Technology

II. Establishment of a Government and Business-Centered R&D System

III. New Attitudes among Scientists and Engineers

IV. Development of Key Industries and the Modernization of Manufacturing

V. Changing Lifestyles through Science and Technology


  Volume 3: 1960-1969  

High Economic Growth Period

I. Construction of R & D Infrastructure

II. Enrichment and Reorganization of the Academic Research System

III. The Emergence of New Industries

IV. Changes in Transportation and the Urban Environment

V. Cultural Change and the Growth in Technology


  Volume 4: 1970-1979  

Transformation Period

I. Pollution, Environment and Safety Problems

II. Energy and Resource Problems

III. Diversified Development of Science and Technology

IV. The Rise of Knowledge-intensive and High Technology Industries


  A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan complete set  
This is a complete set of the four volume series.

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