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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 19th 2008 by Routledge

  4. 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 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  5. 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 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2003 by Routledge

  7. The Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector in Japan

    The Challenge of Change

    Edited by Stephen P. Osborne

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The voluntary and non-profit sector is an important and emerging feature of Japanese society. It is a response both to the changing nature of this society and to political and social trends that have encouraged the Japanese government to see this sector as a potential provider of public services....

    Published June 19th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Japanese Electoral Politics

    Creating a New Party System

    Edited by Steven Reed

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The old Japanese single-party system collapsed in 1993, but a new system has not yet fully evolved. Following the most significant party reform in Japanese history, this book analyses the most recent national elections, examining voter behaviour and how it is influenced. It provides a comprehensive...

    Published June 12th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Japan's Security Relations with China since 1989

    From Balancing to Bandwagoning?

    By Reinhard Drifte

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan's Security Relations with China since 1989 raises the crucial question of whether Japan's political leadership which is still preoccupied with finding a new political constellation and with overcoming a deep economic crisis is able to handle such a complex policy in the face of an...

    Published December 12th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Globalizing Japan

    Ethnography of the Japanese presence in Asia, Europe, and America

    By Harumi Befu, Sylvie Guichard-Anguis

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Globalizing Japan explores the social and cultural dimensions of Japan's global presence. Japan's expansion and presence as an economic giant is witnessed on an everyday basis. Both consciously and unconsciously, we regularly come into contact with Japan's industrial and cultural globalization,...

    Published December 5th 2002 by Routledge