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Japan: Society of middle class

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Despite the economic difficulties of the last two and a half decades, Japan remains to be one of the richest countries in the world. In addition, it is also one of the most prosperous countries - both in terms of distribution of the results of economic growth among the population, as well as by a number of characteristics of the standard of living. The article examines the influence of education democratization, the ideology of lifetime employment, government policies of equalizing revenues and support weak sectors and others on the formation of the middle class. The basic indicators of standard of living of the Japanese are given.

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I. P. Lebedeva
Institute of Oriental Studies Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation


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Lebedeva I.P. Japan: Society of middle class. Russian Japanology Review. 2018;1(1):40-54.

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