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  1. 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 20th 2009 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2009 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Modern Japan

    A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

    By Elise K Tipton, Elise K. Tipton

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This thoroughly updated second edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, the book charts the country's evolution into a modernized, economic and...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Japan's Agricultural Policy Regime

    By Aurelia George Mulgan

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Written by the world’s leading expert in the field, this book examines the evolution of Japanese agricultural policy in the post-war period, focusing particularly from the 1970s onwards when both domestic and external pressures for reform began to intensify. The author explains how the MAFF has...

    Published December 21st 2005 by Routledge

  6. Japan at Play

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This book explores the myth, so abused by the mass media, that the Japanese are a grey, anonymous mass of efficient, obedient workers. The articles shed light on a Japan outside officialdom, a lively Japan of tumultuous and independent thought, inefficient and aesthetic, pleasure-loving, aggressive...

    Published August 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  7. Japan's Interventionist State

    The Role of the MAFF

    By Aurelia George-Mulgan

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan's Interventionist State gives a detailed examination of Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and its role in promoting, protecting and preserving the regime of agricultural support and protection. This account is integral to the author's extended and multidimensional...

    Published December 14th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking Modern Japan

    Politics, Economics, Identity

    By Terry Narramore

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Rethinking Modern Japan is an accessible introduction to Japanese politics and society which combines both political and cultural studies approaches to understanding Japan. It explores the significant interaction between Japanese identity (cultural, national, regional, ethnic,...

    Published June 17th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Academic Nations in China and Japan

    Framed by Concepts of Nature, Culture and the Universal

    By Margaret Sleeboom

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The descriptions Chinese and Japanese people attribute to themselves and to each other differ vastly and stand in stark contrast to Western perceptions that usually identify a 'similar disposition' between the two nations. Academic Nationals in China and Japan explores human categories, how...

    Published November 19th 2003 by Routledge

  10. The Japanese-Soviet Neutrality Pact

    A Diplomatic History 1941-1945

    By Boris Slavinsky

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The neutrality pact between Japan and the Soviet Union, signed in April 1941, lapsed only nine months before its expiry date of April 1946 when the Soviet Union attacked Japan. Japan's neutrality had enabled Stalin to move Far Eastern forces to the German front where they contributed significantly...

    Published October 29th 2003 by Routledge