Itoh, Hiroshi Books

Hiroshi Itoh is professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington.

Impact of Globalization on Japan’s Public Policy. How the Government is Reshaping Japan’s Role in the World
2008 0-7734-5029-7
This work provides insiders’ examinations of Japan’s public policy responses to globalization and illuminates the dichotomy between practices which asymmetrically benefit Japan and the rhetoric it employs to justify initiatives which may or may not contribute to global peace and prosperity.

Japanese Youth in the Conservative Elite Society. Essays on the Liberal Young Super-achievers
2015 1-4955-0299-6
This skillfully edited collection of essays analyzes the social engineering process employed by both public and private sector Conservative ruling elites in Japan in its effort to mold and cultivate a small minority of Japanese youth super-achievers in order to maintain its conservative view domination of society. Five important aspects of Japanese youth culture are discussed including the impact youth labor, youth education, young women, juvenile crime and youth culture have on the ruling elite structure as Japan transitions into this age of globalization.