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Yasuo Takao

Yasuo Takao is Senior Lecturer in political science at Curtin University of Technology.  His current research interest resides in the area of society-initiated transnationalism at the grassroots level in Japan.  His recent publications include: sole-authored books, National Integration and Local Power in Japan and Is Japan Really Remilitarizing?: The Politics of Norm Formation and Change, a sole-authored monograph, Building Transnational Civil Society: Can Japanese Local Government Bring it Together?, and numerous articles on local governance and transnationalism in international academic journals.


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Reinventing Japan
From Merchant Nation to Civic Nation

Palgrave Macmillan
The merchant nation of Japan’s fall from grace in recent years has lead to a major realignment of state - society power relations with welcomed democratizing...
Yasuo Takao

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