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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
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
A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition
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
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
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
Politics, Economics, Identity
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 18th 2004 by Routledge
A Diplomatic History 1941-1945
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
The Challenge of Change
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
Creating a New Party System
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
Japanese Science Fiction: A View of a Changing Society
To Be Published June 29th 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