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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
The social history of Japan between the First and Second World Wars is a neglected area of study. The contributors to this volume consider factors such as nationalism, class, gender and race. They also explore the ideas and activities of a number of new social and political groups, such as the...
Published August 28th 1997 by Routledge
South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria
This is the first book to examine in-depth Japan's relations with Africa. Japan's dependence on raw materials from South Africa made it impossible for Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s to support other African states in their fight against the minority government and its policy of apartheid. Kweku...
Published May 22nd 1997 by Routledge
The Right to Life in Japan is a study that brings new perspectives to bear on an extremely important topic for all those facing the moral dilemmas of such issues as abortion and the death penalty. It also helps to fill a gap in life, in social science and law studies of contemporary Japan.Noel...
Published April 17th 1997 by Routledge
Japanese Science Fiction: A View of a Changing Society
To Be Published May 29th 2015
Japanese Economic Development: Theory and practice, 3rd Edition
To Be Published June 1st 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