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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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11-20 of 55 results in Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
  1. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Diplomacy in Japan-EU Relations

    From the Cold War to the Post-Bipolar Era

    By Oliviero Frattolillo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Since the 1950s, Japan-Europe relations have been characterised by a mutual coldness in terms of diplomatic dialogue, punctuated by a number of trade disputes. This book analyses the development of the political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and Europe, and shows that – especially...

    Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Dealing with Disaster in Japan

    Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash

    By Christopher Hood

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Japan and the High Treason Incident

    Edited by Masako Gavin, Ben Middleton

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The ‘High Treason Incident’ rocked Japanese society between 1910 and 1911, when police discovered that a group of anarchists and socialists were plotting to assassinate the Emperor Meiji. Following a trial held in camera, twelve of the so-called conspirators were hanged, but while the executions...

    Published April 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Censorship in Japan has seen many changes over the last 150 years and each successive system of rule has possessed its own censorship laws, regulations, and methods of enforcement. Yet what has remained constant through these many upheavals has been the process of negotiation between censor and...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Language Life in Japan

    Transformations and Prospects

    Edited by Patrick Heinrich, Christian Galan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Despite its monolingual self-image, Japan is multilingual and growing more so due to indigenous minority language revitalization and as an effect of migration. Besides Japan's autochthonous languages such as the Ainu and Ryukyuan languages, there are more than 75,000 immigrant children in the...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. EU-Japan Relations, 1970-2012

    From Confrontation to Global Partnership

    Edited by Jörn Keck, Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Franz Waldenberger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book presents a comprehensive overview of EU-Japan relations from 1970 to the present. It charts developments over the period, analyses key specific areas of importance to the relationship, and concludes by assessing how the relationship is likely to develop going forward. Throughout, the book...

    Published April 1st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Small Firms and Innovation Policy in Japan

    Edited by Cornelia Storz

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This new book discusses the extent to which the Japanese economy encourages entrepreneurship and innovation. Although Japan has a strong reputation as an innovator, some people argue that this reputation is misplaced. Contrary to earlier expectations, the USA rather than Japan emerged as the...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy

    Past and Present

    Edited by Janet Hunter, Cornelia Storz

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Institutional and technological change is a highly topical subject. At the theoretical level, there is much debate in the field of institutional economics about the role of technological change in endogenous growth theory. At a practical policy level, arguments rage about how Japan and the Japanese...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge