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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