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A Study on Hayato Ikeda’s Political thought and Leadership

  • Korea and Global Affairs
  • Abbr : KGA
  • 2021, 5(5), pp.279-302
  • DOI : 10.22718/kga.2021.5.5.011
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Politics and Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : September 15, 2021
  • Accepted : October 16, 2021
  • Published : October 31, 2021

JEONG SEUNGHO 1

1Caroline University

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study aims to examine the political thought and leadership of Prime Minister Ikeda Hayato. He took office as prime minister to deal with the Anpo protest at a time when the struggle had reached its peak in Japan. When ideological confrontation between the left wings and right wings was severe in Japan, he implemented policies to overcome the crisis that were focused on economic development, based on the experience of bureaucrats in the Ministry of Finance. He devoted himself to increasing Japanese people’s personal income based on Keynesianism. In addition, Japan's policy was focused on economic growth, not on rearmament, to stabilize society. This reduced conflict by creating a conciliatory relationship between the opposition and ruling parties. In conclusion, his term as a Prime Minister was only about four years, but he contributed immensely to Japan's rise as an economic powerhouse.

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