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  1. 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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Resolving the Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute

    Hokkaido-Sakhalin Relations

    By Brad Williams

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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

  4. The Transformation of the Japanese Left

    From Old Socialists to New Democrats

    By Sarah Hyde

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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

  5. An Emerging Non-Regular Labour Force in Japan

    The Dignity of Dispatched Workers

    By Huiyan Fu

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Like many industrialised nations, the current employment trend in Japan centres on diversification of the labour market with an increased use of temporary labour. Among a wide range of non-regular labour arrangements, haken are a newly legalised category of non-regular workers who are typically...

    Published August 12th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Social Class in Contemporary Japan

    Structures, Sorting and Strategies

    Edited by Hiroshi Ishida, David H. Slater

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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

  7. The US-Japan Alliance

    Balancing Soft and Hard Power in East Asia

    Edited by David Arase, Tsuneo Akaha

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    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

  8. The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan

    The Career of Matsumoto Jiichiro

    By Ian Neary

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Written by an internationally recognized specialist on Buraku studies, this book casts new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation. Ian Neary focuses on the Burakumin activist, left-wing politician, family company manager and arguably the most important Buraku...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Living Cities in Japan

    Citizens' Movements, Machizukuri and Local Environments

    Edited by André Sorensen, Carolin Funck

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the last fifteen years local citizens' movements have spread rapidly throughout Japan. Created with the aim of improving the quality of the local environment, and of environmental management processes, such activities are widely referred to as machizukuri, and represent an important...

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Japan, Race and Equality

    The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919

    By Naoko Shimazu

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This study explores the Japanese motivations in raising the proposal for racial equality at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. This is the first comprehensive analysis of an historically significant event which has not been given adequate scholarly attention in the past. The story which unfolds...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge