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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 55 results in Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
  1. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 10th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Homosexuality and Manliness in Postwar Japan

    By Jonathan D. Mackintosh

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan’s first professionally produced, commercially marketed and nationally distributed gay lifestyle magazine, Barazoku (‘The Rose Tribes’), was launched in 1971. Publicly declaring the beauty and normality of homosexual desire, Barazoku electrified the male homosexual world whilst scandalising...

    Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Novels of Oe Kenzaburo

    By Yasuko Claremont

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Ôe Kenzaburô was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994. This critical study examines Ôe’s entire career from 1957 – 2006 and includes chapters on Ôe’s later novels not published in English. Through close readings at different points in Ôe’s career Yasuko Claremont establishes the spiritual...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Civil Society and the Internet in Japan

    By Isa Ducke

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Using case studies, interviews, and empirical sources, this book analyzes the strategies and impact of Internet use by civil society actors and asks how useful it is for their work – does the availability of Internet tools change the way citizens’ groups work, does it influence their effectiveness,...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys

    Guilty lessons

    By Julian Dierkes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity after World War II? Did all three experience parallel reactions to national trauma and reconstruction? History education shaped how these nations reconceived their national identities. Because the content of history education...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge