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  1. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge