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The Neverending Story: Alternative Exchange and Living Politics in a Japanese Regional Community

Morris-Suzuki, Teresa (Tessa)


The Ueda Ma~yu alternative currency group offers an example of the innovative way in which living politics is shaping communities in Japan. The group was amongst hundreds of local currency schemes which emerged in Japan in the early twenty-first century, and has proved one of the most successful. Rather surprisingly, Japan�s local currency boom was inspired by a TV documentary about the ideas of the German fantasy writer Michael Ende. In this chapter, Morris-Suzuki places the work of Ueda Ma~yu...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Living Politics of Self-Help Movements in East Asia
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-6337-4_10


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