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Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Japan.

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1-10 of 53 results in Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
  1. Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy

    Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

    By Natsuko Akagawa

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan’s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Internationalising Japan

    Discourse and Practice

    Edited by Jeremy Breaden, Stacey Steele, Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    In the twenty-first century, the concept of internationalisation remains a crucial tool for understanding the dynamics of globalising processes. It draws attention to the dimensions of conscious action in inter- and trans-national phenomena, connecting globalisation with individuals’ experience of...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Japan in the Age of Globalization

    Edited by Carin Holroyd, Ken Coates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The multiple and diverse forces of globalization have, indeed, affected Japan significantly over the past decades. But so, it must be said, has Japan influenced a variety of critical global developments - globalization is not a one-way street, particularly for a nation as economically influential...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Social Networks and Japanese Democracy

    The Beneficial Impact of Interpersonal Communication in East Asia

    By Ken'ichi Ikeda, Sean Richey

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Many who critique democracy as practiced in East Asia suggest that the Confucian political culture of these nations prevents democracy from being the robust participatory type, and limits it to a spectacle designed to create obedience from the public. Certainly some East Asian nations have had...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Ethics of Japan's Global Environmental Policy

    The conflict between principles and practice

    By Midori Kagawa-Fox

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines the Japanese government policies that impact on the environment in order to determine whether they incorporate a sufficient ethical substance. Through the three case studies on whaling, nuclear energy, and forestry, the author explores how Western philosophers combined their...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Quest for Japan's New Constitution

    An Analysis of Visions and Constitutional Reform Proposals 1980-2009

    By Christian G. Winkler

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines the many attempts over the last three decades to revise Japan’s constitution. As the book shows, these attempts at revision have been relatively conservative, aiming to embed in the constitution visions of a different future for Japan. Specific reforms advocated include: enabling...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Japan-Bashing

    Anti-Japanism since the 1980s

    By Narrelle Morris

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The aim of this book is to examine and analyse the phenomenon of ‘Japan-bashing’, from its invention and popularisation in the United States in the late 1970s to the emergence of other national variants, including in Australia and Japan, to its gradual decline in the late 1990s. It is the first...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Japan's Foreign Aid to Africa

    Angola and Mozambique within the TICAD Process

    By Pedro Amakasu Raposo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was established in 1993 with the intention of creating opportunities for trade and investment on both sides and the promotion of sustainable development. In 2003, the conference translated Japanese aid policy to Africa into three key...

    Published August 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sound, Space and Sociality in Modern Japan

    Edited by Joseph D. Hankins, Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book argues that sound – as it is created, transmitted, and perceived – plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From...

    Published August 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Japanese Femininities

    By Justin Charlebois

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The corporate salaryman and professional housewife stand as hegemonic archetypes of masculinity and femininity in Japan. However, these rigid gender roles are being challenged by women who are seeking to move beyond the strictly defined confines of their traditional roles as caregivers and...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge