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  1. Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Tomoko Aoyama, Laura Dales, Romit Dasgupta

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Japan's International Fisheries Policy

    Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

    By Roger D. Smith

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that possesses few resources and little arable land, and sustain a population that has nearly...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Democracy in Post-War Japan

    Maruyama Masao and the Search for Autonomy

    By Rikki Kersten

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Democracy in Post-War Japan assesses the development of democracy through the writings of the brilliant political thinker Maruyama Masao. The author explores the significance of Maruyama's notion of personal and social autonomy and its impact on the development of a distinctively Japanese...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Science Fiction

    A View of a Changing Society

    By Robert Matthew

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 Japan modernized rapidly, transforming itself perhaps more quickly than any other country in history. However, the change was not without its conflicts, many of them still unresolved as the pleasures of modern society vie with a respect for the traditional...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937

    A New Political Narrative

    By Junji Banno

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taisho democracy to Showa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan

    A Political Biography

    By Stephen Large

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Emperor Hirohito reigned for more than sixty years, yet we know little about him or the part he really played in the turbulent history of Showa Japan.Stephen Large draws on a wide range of Japanese and Western sources in his study of Emperor Hirohito's political role in Showa Japan (1926-89). This...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

    By Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka, Hidehiro Yamamoto

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan’s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or...

    Published June 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Japanese Numbers Game

    By T Crump

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    An almost obsessional use of numbers characterizes Japanese popular culture. A wide variety of numerical formulae and strategies provide the means for explaining events and solving problems occurring in everyday life. These include such matters as the choice of the name for a child, ranking in...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Endö Shüsaku

    A Literature of Reconciliation

    By Mark B. Williams

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Endö Shüsaka is probably the most widely translated of all Japanese authors. In this first major study of Endö's works, Mark Williams moves the discussion on from the well-worn depictions of Endö as the 'Japanese Graham Greene', and places him in his own political and cultural context....

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Postwar

    Edited by Michael Lucken, Anne Bayard-Sakai, Emmanuel Lozerand

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Historical surveys of postwar Japan are usually established on the grounds that the era is already over, interpreting "postwar" to be the years directly proceeding World War II. However, the contributors to this book take a unique approach to the concept of the postwar epoch and treat it as a...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge