Regional development through establishing autonomy in China and Japan

Feng Liu, Makoto Hirano, Tomohiro Kubo, Peiqian Liu, Junhong Zhang

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    Regional disparity has become a major problem in both China and Japan. Governments are emphasizing developing rural areas (Japan: depopulation region) to decrease the economic gap they have with major urban centers. This paper compares two successful cases in each country and identifies a sustainable development approach to establishing local autonomy to develop business and/or industry. The factors of success in these two cases were analyzed, and some implications and insights were clarified. Local specialties should be taken into account, and adopting a suitable strategy and establishing autonomy for the local people is a realistic and effective approach to developing the socio-economy of regional areas and to narrowing the disparity. During this development, a wise leader or a team of leaders is essential, and this leader (s) also must have open communication with the local community.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1844-1851
    Number of pages8
    JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov


    • Autonomy establishment
    • China
    • Japan
    • Regional development

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Media Technology
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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