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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Policy Entrepreneurship and Elections in Japan

    A Political Biogaphy of Ozawa Ichiro

    By Takashi Oka

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Ozawa Ichiro is one of the most important figures in Japanese politics, having held the positions of Chief Secretary of the Liberal Democrat Party and, after defection from the LDP, President of the Democratic Party of Japan. Ozawa has distinctive ideas that set him apart from the average Japanese...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France

    When the Opposition Governs

    By Koichi Nakano

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Decentralization is a curious policy for a central government to pursue. If politics is essentially about the struggle for power, why would anyone want to give away the power that one struggled for and won? This book argues that it is precisely party competition in search of power that propels...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Life in a Japanese Women's College

    Learning to be Ladylike

    By Brian J. McVeigh

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    One third of the Japanese female workforce are 'office ladies' and their training takes place in the many women's junior colleges. Office ladies are low-wage, low-status secretaries who have little or no job security.Brian J. McVeigh draws on his experience as a teacher at one such institution to...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

    Edited by Sébastien Lechevalier

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    In the 1980s the performance of Japan’s economy was an international success story, and led many economists to suggest that the 1990s would be a Japanese decade. Today, however, the dominant view is that Japan is inescapably on a downward slope. Rather than focusing on the evolution of...

    Published February 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Social Inequality in Japan

    By Sawako Shirahase

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan was the first Asian country to become a mature industrial society, and throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, was viewed as an ‘all-middle-class society’. However since the 1990s there have been growing doubts as to the real degree of social equality in Japan, particularly in the context of...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Labour Migration from China to Japan

    International Students, Transnational Migrants

    By Gracia Liu-Farrer

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Chinese students are the largest international student population in the world, and Japan attracts more of them than any other country. Since the mid-1980s when China opened the door to let private citizens out and Japan began to let more foreigners in, over 300 thousand Chinese have arrived in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Technology and Industrial Growth in Pre-War Japan

    The Mitsubishi-Nagasaki Shipyard 1884-1934

    By Yukiko Fukasaku

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This book aims to discredit the myth that has the `unique cultural traits' of the Japanese as the key to the country's success, arguing that the more realisable foundation of long-term investment in training and research is responsible.The book looks at the development of Japan in the pre-War...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge