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Silence and Resistance
For large numbers of school students in Japan school has become a battle field. Recent violent events in schools, together with increasing drop-out rates and bullying are undermining stereotypes about the effectiveness of the Japanese education system. This incisive and original book looks at...
Published June 24th 1999 by Routledge
Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition
This newly revised, clearly-presented text looks at Japan's economic history from the nineteenth century through to World War II. Working within a framework based on the theories and approaches of development studies, Francks demonstrates the relevance of Japan's pre-war experience to the problems...
Published January 28th 1999 by Routledge
An important comparative study of Japanese politics that reveals that green issues have yet to displace the traditional urban politics of post-industrial Japan. This is unlike the rise of green parties and politics in Europe. Unlike Europe, it seems that political values in Japan are still...
Published January 21st 1999 by Routledge
A Difficult Peace
An original book that reviews the problems of political rapprochement in terms of foreign policy decision-making between Japan and Russia since 1945, including the infamous 'Northern Territories' dispute. Uses four bilateral summits as case studies to explore patterns, changes and tendencies in the...
Published October 8th 1998 by Routledge
Rationality and Rituality
Brian J. McVeigh uses a unique anthropological approach to step outside flawed stereotypes of Japanese society and really engage in the current debate over the role of bureaucracy in Japanese politics.To many in the West, Japan appears as a paradox: a rational, high-tech economic superpower and yet...
Published October 1st 1998 by Routledge
A Case-Study in Political Decision Making
The first book-length study to examine the re-writing of school textbooks by the Japanese Education Ministry in an attempt to play down atrocities in China during World War II. The famous textbook crisis in 1982 was at the centre of a diplomatic storm extending through the 1980s as Sino-Japanese...
Published September 3rd 1998 by Routledge
Japan is regarded as a world leader in the field of education and training for improved economic performance. Yet success in Japan is often achieved by going against what is regarded as ideal practice elsewhere. This book offers the most comprehensive review available in English of the many facets...
Published August 13th 1998 by Routledge
Co-operation and Rivalry in the Interwar Period
This volume approaches the history of Japanese-German relations from a business history perspective. Starting with an overview of Japanese-German relations which focuses on the environment, strategies and forms of inter-firm relations, Akira Kudo then uses case studies to provide a broader picture,...
Published June 11th 1998 by Routledge
Patriarchal Fictions, Patricidal Fantasies
Kanno Suga and Kaneko Fumika were both found guilty on different occasions in 1911 and 1926 of conspiring to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Kanno was executed and Kaneko hanged herself whilst in prison, but both women maintained their defiance of the state even in the face of death.Through...
Published October 16th 1997 by Routledge
Japan has enormous economic power and yet is a minor player in international politics. In part this has been due to the partnership with US, but now with the end of cold war there is a fierce debate going on in Japan regarding the international political role for the nation. This book is a response...
Published October 2nd 1997 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