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31-40 of 84 results in Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
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
The Dignity of Dispatched Workers
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
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
The Career of Matsumoto Jiichiro
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
Citizens' Movements, Machizukuri and Local Environments
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
The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919
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
Ozawa Ichiro and Japanese Politics: Old Versus New
To Be Published October 13th 2014
Academic Nations in China and Japan: Framed by Concepts of Nature, Culture and the Universal
To Be Published October 31st 2014
Labour Market Deregulation in Japan and Italy: Worker Protection under Neoliberal Globalisation
To Be Published November 17th 2014
Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives
To Be Published March 31st 2015
Japanese Economic Development: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition
To Be Published May 30th 2015
Japanese Social Welfare: The Development of Diversity
To Be Published June 14th 2015
Modern Japan: A Social and Political History, 3rd Edition
To Be Published August 30th 2015