Author Maclachlan, Patricia L
Title The people's post office : the history and politics of the Japanese postal system, 1871-2010 / Patricia L. Maclachlan
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center ; Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2011
book jacket
 Modern History Library  383.4952 M161    DUE 07-22-21    30550100518388
Descript xx, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 338
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 338
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-347) and index
"Making use of private energies": the origins and early evolution of the modern Japanese postal system -- Public servants with private interests : postwar commissioned postmasters and the politics of self-preservation -- The commissioned postmasters : the view from inside -- The postwar postal regime and the failure of reform -- Setting the stage: the Hashimoto reforms -- Koizumi Jun'Ichiro and the politics of postal privatization -- Conclusion: the revenge of the postal regime -- Reference matter -- Works cited -- Index
Subject Postal service -- Japan -- History -- 19th century
Postal service -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Postal service -- Japan -- History -- 21st century
Japan -- Politics and government