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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Urban Spaces in Japan

    Cultural and Social Perspectives

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Evelyn Schulz

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this book examines the potential of civil society in contemporary...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

    Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. A Sociology of Japanese Youth

    From Returnees to NEETs

    Edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto, Tuukka Toivonen

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the past thirty years, whilst Japan has produced a diverse set of youth cultures which have had a major impact on popular culture across the globe, it has also developed a succession of youth problems which have led to major concerns within the country itself. Drawing on detailed empirical...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Ceremony and Ritual in Japan

    Religious Practices in an Industrialized Society

    Edited by D. P. Martinez, Jan Van Bremen

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan is one of the most urbanised and industrialised countries in the world. Yet the Japanese continue to practise a variety of religious rituals and ceremonies despite the high-tech, highly regimented nature of Japanese society. Ceremony and Ritual in Japan focuses on the traditional and...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge