After the late 20th Century, three states in East Asia-Korea, Japan, China-achieved spectacular economic growth through rapid industrialization. But it remained dark side like the social polarization and the gap between rich and poor behind bright side of economic development. And This problems aggravate internal conflict of three states.
It looks similar that conflict aspects of three states over problems of distributive justice but it is basically different depend on historical, political, economical background of three states, and according to, they are quite distinct from each other in a level of realization of distributive justice and welfare model. Based on comparative analysis of three states, Japan approaches to developed welfare states and China stays the lowest level. A level of Korea is between the two states and it needs more positive efforts to be developed welfare states.
In view of the fact that the highest value of welfare state is the realization of distributive justice, the passive welfare models can’t cope with this situation that three states in East Asia are facing. Consequently diverse and vibrant researches are required in the future to co-prosperity of three states in East Asia.