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31-40 of 83 results in Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Cross-Level and Cross-National Perspectives
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 13th 2012 by Routledge
Divided Territories in the San Francisco System
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 13th 2012 by Routledge
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 29th 2012 by Routledge
Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11
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 2nd 2012 by Routledge
From Returnees to NEETs
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 28th 2011 by Routledge
Religious Practices in an Industrialized Society
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 11th 2011 by Routledge
The unresolved territorial dispute between Japan and Russia over the South Kuril Islands/Northern Territories remains the largest obstacle to concluding a peace treaty and fully normalising bilateral relations between the two nations. This book traces the evolution of transnational relations...
Published October 15th 2011 by Routledge
From Old Socialists to New Democrats
This book examines the transition within the Japanese party system that has seen the demise of ‘the old socialists’, the Japan Socialist Party, and in its place, the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan as the leading opposition party. Sarah Hyde has produced an original book which looks...
Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge
Structures, Sorting and Strategies
Post-war Japan was often held up as the model example of the first mature industrial societies outside the Western economy, and the first examples of "middle-mass" society. Today, and since the bursting of the economic bubble in the 1990’s, the promises of Japan, Inc., seem far away. Social Class...
Published May 10th 2011 by Routledge
Balancing Soft and Hard Power in East Asia
Japan's use of Soft power in its international politics is as yet understudied. Soft power presents as many challenges as promises. This book explores the way Japan uses soft power in its relationship with the US, its Asian neighbours and Europe and aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of...
Published May 6th 2011 by Routledge
Japanese Science Fiction: A View of a Changing Society
To Be Published May 29th 2015
Japanese Economic Development: Theory and practice, 3rd Edition
To Be Published June 1st 2015
Modern Japan: A Social and Political History, 3rd Edition
To Be Published August 19th 2015
Reconstructing Adult Masculinity: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan
To Be Published September 30th 2015
Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture
To Be Published December 1st 2015
Japanese Social Welfare: The Development of Diversity
To Be Published December 31st 2015