New and Published Books
21-30 of 84 results in 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 10th 2014 by Routledge
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 11th 2013 by Routledge
International Students, Transnational Migrants
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 11th 2013 by Routledge
The Mitsubishi-Nagasaki Shipyard 1884-1934
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 25th 2013 by Routledge
Volunteers and the Welfare of the Urban Underclass
The popular perception of Japanese society is that it possesses a homogeneity and cultural conformity unlike anything to be found in the West. In fact Japan has its own underclass living outside the mainstream in economic circumstances that are radically different to the more usual perception of a...
Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge
Japanese society in the 1990s and 2000s produced a range of complicated material about sexualized schoolgirls, and few topics have caught the imagination of western observers so powerfully. While young Japanese girls had previously been portrayed as demure and obedient, in training to become the...
Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge
Molecules, Market and the State in Japan and the US
This comparative study looks at the early development of biotechnology in the US and Japan. Drawing on primary and secondary sources it traces the historical roots of recombinant DNA technology, discusses the tensions between regulation and promotional policies and identifies the major actors and...
Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Getting Young Adults Back to Work
From the 1960s onwards, Japan’s rapid economic growth coincided with remarkably smooth transitions from school to work and with internationally low levels of youth unemployment. However, this changed dramatically in the 1990s, and by the 2000s, youth employment came to be recognized as a serious...
Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge
The Liberal Democratic Party and the Ministry of Finance
Japan’s political stability was shattered after the general election of July 1993 when the conservative Liberal Democratic Party’s thirty-eight year domination ended in defeat. This book examines the impact the 1993 general election had on Japanese politics. Although the LDP regained the position...
Published November 2nd 2012 by Routledge
A Matter of Life and Death?
This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan’s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan’s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such...
Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge
Japanese Science Fiction: A View of a Changing Society
To Be Published July 23rd 2015
Modern Japan: A Social and Political History, 3rd Edition
To Be Published August 19th 2015
Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture
To Be Published December 11th 2015
Reconstructing Adult Masculinity: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan
To Be Published December 30th 2015