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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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21-30 of 56 results in Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
  1. 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

  2. Manga and the Representation of Japanese History

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics,...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Japanese Apologies for World War II

    A Rhetorical Study

    By Jane Yamazaki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Post-war Japan offers a compelling case study of national apologies for past wrongdoings. Actions of the Japanese Army and government during the Second World War caused enormous suffering and distress throughout Asia, leaving a legacy of resentment and distrust. Beginning in the mid-1980s, apology...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Adoption in Japan

    Comparing Policies for Children in Need

    By Peter Hayes, Toshie Habu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The first book-length study of adoption in Japan, this impressive work tackles the innovative and sometimes controversial subject of the policies of adoption agencies in Japan. The book places special adoption in the context of a liberal reformist agenda that has challenged...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Mental Health Care in Japan

    Edited by Ruth Taplin, Sandra J. Lawman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Mental health, including widespread depression, a high suicide rate and institutionalisation, is a major problem in Japan. At the same time, the mental health care system in Japan has historically been more restrictive than elsewhere in the world. This book looks at the challenges of mental health...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  6. A Japanese Joint Venture in the Pacific

    Foreign bodies in tinned tuna

    By Kate Barclay

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Japanese, and other Asians, are increasingly taking over some of the roles previously played by Europeans in the Pacific islands, which is giving rise to interesting new economic relationships, and interesting new interactions between nationalities. This book considers the role of the Japanese...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Nationalism, Political Realism and Democracy in Japan

    The thought of Masao Maruyama

    By Fumiko Sasaki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Masao Maruyama was the most influential and respected political thinker in post-WWII Japan. He believed that the collective mentality, inherent in the traditional Japanese way of thinking, was a key reason for the defeat in WWII and was convinced that such thought needed to be modernized. In this...

    Published May 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. A New Japan for the Twenty-First Century

    An Inside Overview of Current Fundamental Changes and Problems

    Edited by Rien T. Segers

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Many people in the West portray Japan as being fixed in its ways, and unable to change, and consequently risking national decline and international loss of prestige. However, in fact, Japan is at present in a significant transition period, comparable to the Meiji Restoration of 1868 or the period...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Japan's Local Newspapers

    Chihoshi and Revitalization Journalism

    By Anthony S. Rausch

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan is one of the world’s most literate societies. Its national newspapers are the most read newspapers in the world, and the country also has a very vibrant local newspaper sector. This book assesses the vital role local newspapers play in the development of local communities, as well as...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Superhuman Japan

    Knowledge, Nation and Culture in US-Japan Relations

    By Marie Thorsten

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines the imaginative narratives that shaped the attitudes of Americans (and others) toward Japan. Focusing on cultural aspects of economic nationalism and US-Japan relations during the trade war Marie Thorsten uses examples from public discourse, film, documentaries, novels, acts of...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge