The history of privatization and structural reform in Japan

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Report on Japanese Deregulation
APEC Monitor, 9 November 1997. The situation of Japanese domestic liberalization, termed deregulation, and the APEC Monitor's position: Aiming for Empowerment of Japanese Civil Society.
Unemployment Cools Welcome for Reforms
By Suvendrini Kakuchi, IPS, 28 September 1999. Japan's business and banking sectors are in the midst of implementing much needed reforms, but the public's tolerance for the changes is being undercut by soaring unemployment figures.