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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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31-40 of 58 results in Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
  1. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Aid and the Construction of Global Development

    Inescapable Solutions

    Edited by David Leheny, Kay Warren

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Instead of asking the usual questions about Japanese aid — Why is Japanese aid so different from that of other donors? Is Japanese aid effective? — this collection takes it as axiomatic that Japanese aid actors are now working in a contentious environment affected by changing global norms of aid....

    Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Political Reform in Japan

    Leadership Looming Large

    By Alisa Gaunder

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Political Reform in Japan argues that the quality of political leadership is the crucial determinant of whether parties in positions of dominance, like the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan, pass or reject policies such as electoral system and campaign finance reforms that could harm the party's...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Rise of Japanese NGOs

    Activism from Above

    By Kim D. Reimann

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Over the past two decades, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have exploded in number and emerged as a new force in international and transnational politics. Why, however, do some countries nonetheless have more active NGO sectors than others? Using the case of Japan, this book uncovers...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Perversion and Modern Japan

    Psychoanalysis, Literature, Culture

    Edited by Nina Cornyetz, J. Keith Vincent

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    How did nerves and neuroses take the place of ghosts and spirits in Meiji Japan? How does Natsume Soseki’s canonical novel Kokoro pervert the Freudian teleology of sexual development? What do we make of Jacques Lacan’s infamous claim that because of the nature of their language the Japanese people...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Challenges of Human Resource Management in Japan

    Edited by Ralf Bebenroth, Toshihiro Kanai

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Human resource management systems differ across corporations around the world. Japan has unique characteristics that create specific challenges for HRM and there is currently a lack of research focusing on Japanese HR issues available to westerners. This book examines the major challenges and...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Marriage in Contemporary Japan

    By Yoko Tokuhiro

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The phenomenon of bankonka – ‘postponement of marriage’ – is increasingly reported in contemporary Japanese media, clearly illustrating the changing patterns of modern lifestyles and attitudes towards marriage, personal obligation and ambition. This is the first book in recent years to explore the...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Japanese-Russian Relations, 1907–2007

    By Joseph Ferguson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of Japanese-Russian relations from the end of the Russo-Japanese War until the present. Based on extensive original research in both Japanese and Russian sources, it traces the development of relations from the tumultuous pre-war period, through the Second...

    Published May 12th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Decision-Making Reform in Japan: The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government
    By Karol Zakowski
    To Be Published May 22nd 2015
  2. Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan
    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson
    To Be Published June 11th 2015
  3. Japanese Women in Science and Engineering: History and Policy Change
    By Naonori Kodate, Kashiko Kodate
    To Be Published August 10th 2015
  4. Japan's Border Issues
    By Akihiro Iwashita
    To Be Published October 30th 2015

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