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1-10 of 51 results in Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series
  1. Governing Insecurity in Japan

    The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

    Edited by Wilhelm Vosse, Reinhard Drifte, Verena Blechinger-Talcott

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the end of the Cold War, Japan's security environment has changed significantly. While, on the global level, the United States is still Japan's most important security partner, the nature of the partnership has changed as a result of shifting demands from the United States, new international...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of War Memory in Japan

    Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

    By Kamila Szczepanska

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the 1990s, questions of Japanese wartime conduct, apologies for aggression, and compensation to former victims of the country’s imperial policies, have been brought to the fore of national and regional politics. The state is undoubtedly the most important actor in the process of memory...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk

    By Ra Mason

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    North Korea’s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan

    By Richard M. Siddle

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Once thought of as a 'vanishing people', the Ainu are now reasserting both their culture and their claims to be the 'indigenous' people of Japan. Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan is the first major study to trace the outlines of Ainu history. It explores the ways in which competing versions...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Race and Migration in Imperial Japan

    By Michael Weiner

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    A high degree of cultural and racial homogeneity has long been associated with Japan, with its political discourse and with the lexicon of post-war Japanese scholarship. This book examines underlying assumptions. The author provides an analysis of racial discourse in Japan, its articulation and...

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Risk and Securitization in Japan

    1945-60

    By Piers R. Williamson

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the early 1990s, there has been an emphasis in international relations theory on the shift from a Cold War rationality of ‘threat’, to a post-Cold War rationality of ‘risk’. However, in Risk and Securitization in Japan, 1945-1960, Piers R. Williamson argues that this assumption of a...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Japan and the G7/8

    1975-2002

    By Hugo Dobson

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    This book analyses Japan's international relations and participation in the multilateral forum, the G8, since its creation in 1975. The author explores the motivation of the Japanese government and non-governmental actor's aims and objectives and examines how and to what extent they have been...

    Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Interfirm Networks in the Japanese Electronics Industry

    By Ralph Paprzycki

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Interfirm Networks in the Japanese Electronics Industry analyses changes in production networks in the Japanese electronics industry. Japan's post-war success in the assembly industries is frequently attributed to innovative approaches to the organization of production: Japanese assemblers have...

    Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Nationalism and Power Politics in Japan's Relations with China

    A Neoclassical Realist Interpretation

    By Yew Meng Lai

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Despite flourishing economic interactions and deepening interdependence, the current political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and China remains lukewarm at best. Indeed, bilateral relations reached an unprecedented nadir during the spring of 2005, and again more recently in autumn 2012,...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Changing Role in Humanitarian Crises

    By Yukiko Nishikawa

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Extensive news coverage of humanitarian crises, especially on television, has led to a strong public awareness of the importance of humanitarian activities. This innovative book examines the evolution of Japan’s response to humanitarian crises, placing it in the context of global...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan
    By Takeda Hiroko
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  2. Risk in East Asian International Relations: What Harms for Japan?
    By Glenn Hook, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea
    To Be Published March 14th 2015

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