Japanese Prefectures and Policymaking
This small volume makes important contributions to both Japanese and comparative studies in the neglected but important field of intergovernmental relations. . . . The excellent review of the postwar evolution of local government shows that while the Occupation-imposed decentralized system suffered a 'reverse course' to become fairly docile and reliant on the national government for policy and support in the drive for economic development, it was not up to the prewar level of centralization.