Chapter 1. Introduction: Income Security and the “Right to Subsistence” in Japan
1. Introduction: Income Security and the “Right to Subsistence” in Japan
Toru Yamamori, Yannick Vanderborght
Section I. Basic Income and the Welfare State: Past and Future
2. A Comparative Look at the Feasibility of Basic Income in the Japanese Welfare State
Yannick Vanderborght, Yuki Sekine
3. Transforming Japan’s Bismarckian Welfare State: Basic Income versus Inclusive Social Insurance
4. Is There a Future for a Universal Cash Benefit in Japan? The Case of
Aya K. Abe
5. The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Basic Income
6. The Future of the Public Assistance Reform in Japan: Workfare versus Basic Income?
7. Beyond the Three Selection Principles of Welfare Policy (Work, Family, and Belonging): Toward a Reconsideration of the
Section II. Basic Income and the Labor Market: Deconstructing the Boundaries?
8. The Impact of Basic Income on the Gendered Division of Paid Care Work
9. Basic Income and Unpaid Care Work in Japan
10. Beyond the Paradigm of Labor: Everyday Activism and Unconditional Basic Income in Urban Japan
11. The Tensions between Multiculturalism and Basic Income in Japan
Section III. Realizing Basic Income: The Potential of a Radical Reform
12. What Do People Think about Basic Income in Japan?
13. What Needs to Be Considered When Introducing a New Welfare System: Who Supports Basic Income in Japan?
Rie Takamatsu, Toshiaki Tachibanaki
14. The Financial Feasibility of Basic Income and the Idea of a Refundable Tax Credit in Japan
15. The Potential of Introducing Basic Income for the “New Public” in Japan: A Road to the Associational Welfare State?
Keywords: Economics, Development Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods, Social Choice/Welfare Economics/Public Choice, Politics of the Welfare State