Understanding Japanese Society
By Joy Hendry
Routledge – 2002 – 256 pages
In this new edition of Understanding Japanese Society Joy Hendry brings the reader up-to-date with social developments as Japan moves into the 21st century. She also provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Japanese society and culture.
This book is invaluable to students studying Japan and travellers wishing to gain an understanding of Japanese people.
`A comprehensive and coherent approach to understanding Japanese society … It is a well-crafted introductory book on Japanese society with a strong emphasis on understanding through intimate observation … this book should be prominent on many reading lists in its own right.' - Sociology
`As our contact with Japan increases, books like this one and the course that inspired it, serve a valuable role in opening up the barriers to understanding.' - - Times Higher Education Supplement