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Japanese Economic Development
by Penny Francks ~ Paperback / softback

This fully revised and updated third edition of Japanese Economic Development looks at Japan's economic history from the nineteenth century through to World War II, recasting analysis of Japan's economic past in the light fresh theoretical perspectives in the study of economic history and developmen...

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Education Reform in Japan
by Leonard James Schoppa ~ Paperback / softback

The Japanese education system is widely praised as a model to be emulated in western countries. In Japan, however, the system is widely criticised for its strict uniformity and for its supposed failure to train the creative minds needed for the next stage of economic advance. Twice since 1967 the J...

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The Organisational Dynamics of University Reform in Japan
by Jeremy Breaden ~ Hardback

For several decades internationalisation has been a cornerstone of both Japanese government higher education policy and approaches to reform at an institutional level, but Japan has still not managed to lose its reputation as a somewhat reclusive member of the global academic community. Consensus on...

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Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan
by Gitte Marianne Hansen ~ Hardback

From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women's self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture. ...

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Japan, Internationalism and the UN
by R.P. Dore ~ Hardback

Japan has enormous economic power and yet is a minor player in international politics. In part this has been due to the partnership with US, but now with the end of cold war there is a fierce debate going on in Japan regarding the international political role for the nation. This book is a response ...

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Japan at Play
by Joy Hendry ~ Paperback / softback

This book explores the myth, so abused by the mass media, that the Japanese are a grey, anonymous mass of efficient, obedient workers. The articles shed light on a Japan outside officialdom, a lively Japan of tumultuous and independent thought, inefficient and aesthetic, pleasure-loving, aggressive ...

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How the Japanese Learn to Work
by R.P. Dore ~ Paperback / softback

As many countries in the world seek to improve their economic performance by increasing their vocational education and training, Japan is being looked to as a leader in this field - the ideal model to imitate. This book provides a thorough examination of vocational education and training in all part...

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The Dynamics of Japan's Relations with Africa
by Kweku Ampiah ~ Hardback

An in-depth examonation of Japan's relations with Africa, this text details Japan's political, economic and diplomatic relations with sub-Saharan Africa from 1974 to the early 1990s. It analyses how Japan's dependence on raw materials from South Africa made it impossible for Tokyo in the 1970s and 1...

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Resolving the Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute
by Brad Williams ~ Hardback

The unresolved territorial dispute between Japan and Russia over the South Kuril Islands/Northern Territories remains the largest obstacle to concluding a peace treaty and fully normalising bilateral relations between the two nations. This book traces the evolution of transnational relations between...

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Modern Japan
by Elise K Tipton ~ Paperback / softback

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments, charti...

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Life in a Japanese Women's College
by Brian J McVeigh ~ Hardback

One third of the Japanese female workforce are 'office ladies' and their training takes place at the many women's colleges in Japan. Brian J McVeigh draws on his teaching experiences at one such institution - Takasu International College - to examine the cultural processes at work in the education o...

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Technology and Industrial Growth in Pre-War Japan
by Yukiko Fukasaku ~ Paperback / softback

This book aims to discredit the myth that has the `unique cultural traits' of the Japanese as the key to the country's success, arguing that the more realisable foundation of long-term investment in training and research is responsible. The book looks at the development of Japan in the pre-War perio...

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Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan
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The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced meltdowns...

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Japan's Early Parliaments, 1890-1905
by Andrew Fraser ~ Paperback / softback

Japan's Early Parliaments, 1890-1905 is the first detailed study of the early history of the Japanese Diet, providing a thorough discussion of the origins of the Japanese parliament, still the central institution of Japanese politics, and its development during this formative period. Drawn from prim...

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A Sociology of Japanese Youth
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Over the past thirty years, whilst Japan has produced a diverse set of youth cultures which have had a major impact on popular culture across the globe, it has also developed a succession of youth problems which have led to major concerns within the country itself. Drawing on detailed empirical fiel...

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The Establishment of the Japanese Constitutional System
by Junji Banno ~ Paperback / softback

Between 1868 (when it came to power) and 1890, the Meiji Government wielded despotic power, and was able to strengthen the military and promote industry for as long as its finances permitted. After the Diet (parliament) was established, however, the Government found itself facing challenges to thi...

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Treacherous Women of Imperial Japan
by Helene Bowen Raddeker ~ Paperback / softback

Kanno Suga and Kaneko Fumika were both found guilty on different occasions in 1911 and 1926 of conspiring to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Kanno was executed and Kaneko hanged herself whilst in prison, but both women maintained their defiance of the state even in the face of death. Through exami...

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The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan
by Ian Neary ~ Paperback / softback

Written by an internationally recognized specialist on Buraku studies, this book casts new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation. Ian Neary focuses on the Burakumin activist, left-wing politician, family company manager and arguably the most important Buraku lea...

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The US-Japan Alliance
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This book explores the way Japan uses soft power in its relationship with the US, its Asian neighbours and Europe and aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the role of soft power in international relations.Author BiographyPomona College, USA Montery University, USA

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Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan
by Robert J. Pekkanen ~ Paperback / softback

Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan's are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or anothe...

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Democracy in Post-War Japan
by Rikki Kersten ~ Hardback

It is often assumed that Japanese passively accepted the Western notion of democracy imposed during the post-war Occupation. Rikki Kersten argues that in fact democracy was the subject of fierce debate in Japan. War and Occupation promted critical re-evaluation of Japanese political identity; it als...

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The Transformation of the Japanese Left
by Sarah Hyde ~ Hardback

This book examines the transition within the Japanese party system that has seen the demise of `the old socialists', the Japan Socialist Party, and in its place, the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan as the leading opposition party. Sarah Hyde has produced an original book which looks at th...

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The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature
by Susan Napier ~ Paperback / softback

This text argues that modern Japan's repressed anxieties, fears and hopes come to the surface in the fantastic. A close analysis of fantasy fiction, film and comics reveals the ambivalence felt by many Japanese towards the success story of the nation in the 20th century. This work explores the dark ...

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Opposition Politics in Japan
by Stephen Johnson ~ Hardback

The Liberal Democratic Party in Japan remained in power continuously between 1955 and 1993. In this study of the dominance of the LDP in Japanese politics over the last 40 years, the text examines the challenges which were mounted against this regime and explores why they failed. The subjects covere...

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How the Japanese Learn to Work
by R.P. Dore ~ Hardback

As many countries in the world seek to improve their economic performance by increasing their vocational education and training, Japan is being looked to as a leader in this field - the ideal model to imitate. This book provides a thorough examination of vocational education and training in all part...

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Labour Market Deregulation in Japan and Italy
by Hiroaki Richard Watanabe ~ Hardback

Japan and Italy encountered severe economic problems in the early 1990s, and the governments had to deal with those issues effectively under the increasing neoliberal pressures of globalisation. In this context, labour market deregulation was considered an effective tool to cope with those economic ...

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On the Margins of Japanese Society
by Carolyn S Stevens ~ Paperback / softback

The popular perception of Japanese society is that it possesses a homogeneity and cultural conformity unlike anything to be found in the West. In fact Japan has its own underclass living outside the mainstream in economic circumstances that are radically different to the more usual perception of a w...

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The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature
by Massimiliano Tomasi ~ Hardback

The first book-length study to explore the links between Christianity and modern Japanese literature, this book analyses the process of conversion of nine canonical authors, unveiling the influence that Christianity had on their self-construction, their oeuvre and, ultimately, the trajectory of mode...

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Japanese Numbers Game
by Thomas Crump ~ Hardback

An almost obsessional use of numbers characterizes Japanese popular culture. A wide variety of numerical formulae and strategies provide the means for explaining events and solving problems occurring in everyday life. These include such matters as the choice of the name for a child, ranking in almos...

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Japanese-German Business Relations
by Akira Kudo ~ Hardback

This volume approaches the history of Japanese-German relations from a business history perspective. Starting with an overview of Japanese-German relations which focuses on the environment, strategies and forms of inter-firm relations, Akira Kudo then uses case studies to provide a broader picture, ...

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Democracy in Post-War Japan
by Rikki Kersten ~ Paperback / softback

Democracy in Post-War Japan assesses the development of democracy through the writings of the brilliant political thinker Maruyama Masao. The author explores the significance of Maruyama's notion of personal and social autonomy and its impact on the development of a distinctively Japanese democratic...

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Japanese-Soviet/Russian Relations since 1945
by Kimie Hara ~ Hardback

More than fifty years on from the end of World War II, relations between Japan and Russia have yet to be normalized. The so-called 'Northern Territories' problem has been the major stumbling block in preventing the two countries from signing a peace treaty and improving their relations. In this new...

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Japanese Electoral Politics
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The old Japanese single-party system collapsed in 1993, but a new system has not yet fully evolved. Following the most significant party reform in Japanese history, this book analyses the most recent national elections, examining voter behaviour and how it is influenced. It provides a comprehensiv...

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Japan and the New Silk Road
by Nikolay Murashkin ~ Hardback

This book presents a study of Japanese involvement in post-Soviet Central Asia since the independence of these countries in 1991 and examines the reasons for progress and stagnation in this multilateral relationship, where Japanese policy oscillated between proactivity and reactivity. It argues that...

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An Emerging Non-Regular Labour Force in Japan
by Huiyan Fu ~ Paperback / softback

Like many industrialised nations, the current employment trend in Japan centres on diversification of the labour market with an increased use of temporary labour. Among a wide range of non-regular labour arrangements, haken are a newly legalised category of non-regular workers who are typically empl...

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The Right to Life in Japan
by Noel Williams ~ Paperback / softback

The Right to Life in Japan is a study that brings new perspectives to bear on an extremely important topic for all those facing the moral dilemmas of such issues as abortion and the death penalty. It also helps to fill a gap in life, in social science and law studies of contemporary Japan. Noel Wil...

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Japanese Science Fiction
by Robert Matthew ~ Hardback

After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 Japan modernized rapidly, transforming itself perhaps more quickly than any other country in history. However, the change was not without its conflicts, many of them still unresolved as the pleasures of modern society vie with a respect for the traditional Japane...

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Japan and East Asian Regionalism
by S.Javed Maswood ~ Hardback

As Japanese government seeks to play an increasingly larger role within its region, Japan and East Asian Regionalism provides a timely look at Japanese regional foreign policy. The book studies specific regional issues and problems, exploring recent related political developments in Japan, and how ...

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Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937
by Junji Banno ~ Hardback

Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taisho democracy to Showa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno st...

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Japan, Internationalism and the UN
by R.P. Dore ~ Paperback / softback

Japan has enormous economic power and yet is a minor player in international politics. In part this has been due to the partnership with US, but now with the end of cold war there is a fierce debate going on in Japan regarding the international political role for the nation. This book is a response ...

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