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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 55 results in Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
  1. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin’ichi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Party Politics in Japan

    Political Chaos and Stalemate in the 21st Century

    Edited by Ronald J. Hrebenar, Akira Nakamura

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge