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  1. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge