Housing and Social Transition in Japan

As well as providing challenges and insights for the academic community at large, this book also provides a good introduction to the study of Japan and its housing, economic, social and welfare system generally.

Author: Yosuke Hirayama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134176304

Category: Architecture

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Bringing together a number of perspectives on the Japanese housing system, Housing and Social Transition in Japan provides a comprehensive, challenging and theoretically developed account of the dynamic role of the housing system during a period of unprecedented social and economic change in one of the most enigmatic social, political, and economic systems of the modern world. While Japan demonstrates many of the characteristics of some western housing and social systems, including mass homeownership and consumption-based lifestyles, extensive economic growth and rapid urban modernization has been achieved in balance with traditional social values and the maintenance of the family system. Helpfully divided into three sections, Housing and Social Transition in Japan: explores the dynamics of the development of the housing system in post-war Japan deals with social issues related to housing in terms of social aging, family relations, gender and inequality addresses the Japanese housing system and social change in relation to comparative and theoretical frameworks. As well as providing challenges and insights for the academic community at large, this book also provides a good introduction to the study of Japan and its housing, economic, social and welfare system generally.

Housing in Post growth Society

The volume offers a greater understanding of the characteristics of post-growth society - changing demography, economy and society - in relation to housing.

Author: Yosuke Hirayama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367331926


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In a globalising world, many mature economies share post-growth characteristics such as low economic growth, low fertility, declining and ageing of the population and increasing social stratification. Japan stands at the forefront of such social change in the East Asian region as well as in the Global North. It is in this context of 'post-growth society' that housing issues are examined, using the experiences of Japan at the leading edge of social transition in the region. The post-war housing system was developed during the golden age of economy and welfare, when upward social trajectories such as increasing population, high-speed economic growth with rising real incomes, housing construction driven by high demands, increasing rates of home ownership supported by generous government subsidies generated new housing opportunities and accompanying issues. As we have entered the post-growth phase of socio-economic development, however, it requires a re-examination of such structure, policy and debates. This volume explores what roles housing plays in the reorganisation and reconstruction of economic processes, social policy development, ideology and identity, and intergenerational relations. The volume offers a greater understanding of the characteristics of post-growth society - changing demography, economy and society - in relation to housing. It considers how a definitive shift to the post-growth period has produced new housing issues including risks as well as opportunities. Through analysis of the impact on five different areas: post-crisis economy, urban and regional variations, young adults and housing pathways, fertility and housing, and ageing and housing wealth, the authors use policy and institutions as overarching analytical tools to examine the contemporary housing issues in a post-growth context. It also considers any relevance from the Japanese experiences in the wider regional and global context. This original book will be of great interest to academics and students as well as policy makers and practitioners internationally in the fields of housing studies, urban studies, social policy, sociology, political economy, comparative analysis, and East Asian Studies.

Wohnen und Gender

(1997): Kigyo nai Fukushito Shakai Hosho [Employee Benefits and Social Security]. Tokyo. ... Japanese Journal of Research on Household Economics 80 (Autumn 2008), pp. 6-16. ... Housing and Social Transition in Japan. London, pp.

Author: Darja Reuschke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531921105

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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Inside a Japanese Sharehouse

The Uneven Impact of Neoliberalism on Housing Opportunities'. ... Modernity and Self- Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age. ... In Housing and Social Transition in Japan, edited by Yosuke Hirayama and Richard Ronald.

Author: Caitlin Meagher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000283136

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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This book explores social change in Japan at the most intimate site of social interaction – the home – by providing a detailed ethnography of everyday life in a sharehouse. Sharehouses, which emerged in the 2007 'sharehouse boom', are a deliberate alternative to life in the family home and are considered an experimental space for the construction of new social identities. Through a description of the micro-level, mundane, material interactions among residents within a mid-sized, mixed-sex sharehouse, the book considers what these interactions indicate about existing – and often conflicting – ideas about intimacy, privacy, gender, the individual, family, community, and the home. In so doing it highlights how sharehouse residents, though a dramatic rejection of the twentieth-century domestic model, with its ideal of the family home as a partnership between a male wage-earner and a dedicated housewife, and its implied separation of 'family' and 'outsiders', are nevertheless uneasy about overturning existing gender roles and giving precedence to the individual over community, and are regarded as a foreign import.

Handbook on East Asian Social Policy

Hirayama, Y. (2007), 'Reshaping the housing system: home ownership as a catalyst for social transformation', in Y. Hirayama and R. Ronald (eds), Housing and Social Transition in Japan, London: Routledge. HKHA (Hong Kong Housing ...

Author: Misa Izuhara

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857930293

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Dramatic socio-economic transformations over the last two decades have brought social policy and social welfare issues to prominence in many East Asian societies. Since the 1990s and in response to national as well as global pressure, there have been substantial developments and reforms in social policy in the region but the development paths have been uneven. Until recently, comparative analysis of East Asian social policy tends to have focused on the established welfare state of Japan and the emerging welfare regimes of four Tiger Economies. Much of the recent debate indeed preceded Chinas re-emergence onto the world economy. In this context, this Handbook brings China more fully into the contemporary social policy debates in East Asia. Organised around five themes from welfare state developments, to theories and methodologies, to current social policy issues, the Handbook presents original research from leading specialists in the fields, and provides a fresh and updated perspective to the study of social policy. Providing a comparative international approach, this Handbook will appeal to academics, researchers and students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels working in the fields of social policy, as well as policy makers and practitioners who are interested in social policy lessons from other societies.

Home and Family in Japan

Hirayama, Y. (2007) 'Reshaping the housing system: home ownership as a catalyst for social transformation', in Hirayama, Y. and Ronald, R. (eds) Housing and Social Transition in Japan. London: Routledge. Hirayama, Y. and Ronald, ...

Author: Richard Ronald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136888861

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In the Japanese language the word ‘ie’ denotes both the materiality of homes and family relations within. The traditional family and family house - often portrayed in ideal terms as key foundations of Japanese culture and society - have been subject to significant changes in recent years. This book comprehensively addresses various aspects of family life and dwelling spaces, exploring how homes, household patterns and kin relations are reacting to contemporary social, economic and urban transformations, and the degree to which traditional patterns of both houses and households are changing. The book contextualises the shift from the hegemonic post-war image of standard family life, to the nuclear family and to a situation now where Japanese homes are more likely to include unmarried singles; childless couples; divorcees; unmarried adult children and elderly relatives either living alone or in nursing homes. It discusses how these new patterns are both reinforcing and challenging typical understandings of Japanese family life.

Women and Housing

Hinokidani, M. (2007) “Housing, family and gender', in Y. Hirayama and R. Ronald (eds) Housing and Social Transition in Japan, London, Routledge. Hirayama, Y. (2007) “Reshaping the housing system: homeownership as a catalyst for social ...

Author: Patricia Kennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136739620

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In the context of contemporary economic, political, social and cultural transformations, this book brings together contributions from developed and emerging societies in Europe, the USA and East Asia in order to highlight the nature, extent and impact of these changes on the housing opportunities of women. The collection seeks to contribute to comparative housing debates by highlighting the gendered nature of housing processes, locating these processes within wider structured and institutionalized relations of power, and to show how these socially constructed relationships are culturally contingent, and manifest and transform over time and space. The international contributors draw on a wide range of empirical evidence relating to labour market participation, wealth distribution, family formation and education to demonstrate the complexity and gendered nature of the interlocking arenas of production, reproduction and consumption and the implications for the housing opportunities of women in different social contexts. Worldwide examples are drawn from Australia, China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the USA.

The Rise in Vacant Housing in Post growth Japan

Routledge, New York Hirayama Y, Ronald R (2007) Housing and social transition in Japan. Routledge, New York Hoelstra J, Vakili-Zad C (2010) High vacancy rates and rising house prices of housing: the Spanish paradox.

Author: Tomoko Kubo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811379208

Category: Science

Page: 175

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This book explores how Japanese cities have transformed since the 1950s by describing housing and urban planning policies, urbanization processes, and maps with GIS analysis. It also discusses how housing vacancies have increased in shrinking Japanese cities, with case studies in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Utsunomiya, and examines public–private partnerships and civil engagement to revitalize cities. Providing examples of how Japanese cities have addressed the issues of aging populations and urban shrinkage, it contributes to better decision-making by politicians, planners, local authorities, NPOs, and local communities in many rapidly urbanizing and potentially aging regions such as Asia. In the era of urban shrinkage, Japanese cities have struggled with aging populations, low fertility, population loss, and a decline in the economic base over decades. In particular, shrinkage in metropolitan suburbs and large cities (e.g., sites of prefectural government with 300 000–400 000 inhabitants) has caused serious social problems owing to the huge aging population and large areas covered. One typical problem that has emerged is an increase in vacancies in now empty and abandoned housing.

Trends and Issues in Housing in Asia

'Transformations in Housing Construction and Finance', in Y. Hirayama and R. Ronald (eds.), Housing and Social Transition in Japan. London: Routledge. Oumi, Kazuo. 2002. 'Kokyo jutaku no saisei to atarashii yakuwari [The Revitalization ...

Author: Urmi Sengupta

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351627993

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of current housing practices across Asian cities based on facts and trends in the market. For many countries in Asia, the future of housing is now. This future is closely linked to successful theoretical advancement and policy practice in housing studies. This volume brings together twelve chapters divided across four thematic parts that sum up the concept and conditionality of housing in Asian cities. It studies housing through conceptual perspectives and empirical studies to explore established notions, cultures and practices relevant to the 21st-century post-reform context in Asia. Housing and property have long been economic drivers, leading many individual households towards better lives and associated social and community benefits, while also collectively improving the economic base of a city or country. This book examines the nature of the interplay of both state and market in the housing outcomes of these cities. With its extensive geographic coverage across South East Asia, South Asia, and the Far East and a cross section of different income groups, the book will interest reseachers and scholars in urban studies, architecture, development studies, public policy, political studies, sociology, policymakers in local and central governments, housing and planning professionals and commercial firms engaged in property markets or real estate in Asia. It will also provide ideas, tools and good practices for institutional enablement, stakeholders involved in these interventions, private sector organisations and NGOs.

The Ideology of Home Ownership

Hein, C., J.M. Diefendorf and Y. Ishida, 2003, Rebuilding Urban Japan After 1945, New York, Palgrave Macmillan. ... Hirayama, Y. and R. Ronald, 2007 (eds), Housing and Social Transition in Japan, London, Routledge.

Author: R. Ronald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582286

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Demand for owner-occupied housing has expanded dramatically across modern-industrialized societies in recent years leading to volatile increases in residential property values. This book explores the rise of modern home-ownership as a cultural, socio-political and ideological phenomenon.