COSLOG Home Japanese
Reseach

  • Historical Development of Japanese Local Governance

Project on dissemination of information on local governance system and its operation of Japan

 The document was compiled by GRIPS in cooperation with CLAIR as an integral part of the “Project on Overseas Dissemination of Information on Local Governance System of Japan and its Operation”.  In fiscal 2008, a research subcommittee concerned with the “Historical Development of Japanese Local Governance” (“Historical Development Subcommittee”) was formed within the framework of the Research Committee on Local Governance, with the task of taking forward investigations and research on the formation and development of local governance in Japan. ” The period from the Meiji era up to the present day is divided into 10 periods, and the aim is to introduce the history of the formation and development of local governance in Japan.

1.

The Start of Modern Local Government [1868-1880] (March 2010)

Japanese English
2. Implementation of the City Law and the Town and Village Law [1881-1908] (February 2011) Japanese English
3.

The Development of the Prewar Local Autonomy System [1909-1929] (March 2010)

Japanese English
4.

Local Autonomy in the Period of Economic Depression and in Wartime [1930-1945](March 2011)

Japanese English
5.

The Creation of the Postwar System of Local Autonomy

[1946-1951] (March 2010)

Japanese English
6.

The Revision of the Postwar System of Local Autonomy

[1952-1960] (January 2011)

Japanese English
7. The Period of High Economic Growth - General Acceptance and Development of the Postwar System of Local Autonomy [1961-1974] (March 2010) Japanese English
8. The Period of Stable Economic Growth - A Time of Maturation and Change in the System of Local Autonomy [1975-1992] (August 2010) Japanese English
9.

The Promotion of Decentralization (1) [1993-2000](March 2010)

Japanese English
10.

The Promotion of Decentralization (2) - Decentralization and a Change of Government [2001-2009](March 2011)

Japanese English
<< Back
Site Map Access Site Policy