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  1. On the Margins of Japanese Society

    Volunteers and the Welfare of the Urban Underclass

    By Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan

    By Sharon Kinsella

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Race to Commercialize Biotechnology

    Molecules, Market and the State in Japan and the US

    By Steven Collins

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Japan's Emerging Youth Policy

    Getting Young Adults Back to Work

    By Tuukka Toivonen

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Changing Japanese Political System

    The Liberal Democratic Party and the Ministry of Finance

    By Harumi Hori

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Japan's Sea Lane Security

    A Matter of Life and Death?

    By Euan Graham

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Organisational Dynamics of University Reform in Japan

    International Inside Out

    By Jeremy Breaden

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    For several decades internationalisation has been a cornerstone of both Japanese government higher education policy and approaches to reform at an institutional level, but Japan has still not managed to lose its reputation as a somewhat reclusive member of the global academic community. Consensus...

    Published September 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Institutions, Incentives and Electoral Participation in Japan

    Cross-Level and Cross-National Perspectives

    By Yusaku Horiuchi

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    American and European political scientists have claimed that subnational elections almost always record lower voter turnout than national elections. In Japan, however, municipal elections often record considerably higher turnout than national elections, particularly in small towns and villages....

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific

    Divided Territories in the San Francisco System

    By Kimie Hara

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    After World War II, many regional conflicts emerged in the Asia-Pacific, such as the divided Korean peninsula, the Cross-Taiwan Strait, the ‘Northern Territories’, (Southern Kuriles) Takeshima (Dokdo), Senkaku (Diaoyu) and the Spratly (Nansha) islands problems. These and other disputes, such as the...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Japanese Society

    4th Edition

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    With the ever growing contact between Japan and the rest of the world comes an increasingly important need to understand a society that is fascinating but still often confusing to the outsider. In this brand new fourth edition of Understanding Japanese Society Joy Hendry brings the reader up to...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge