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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 682 new and published books in the subject of Japanese Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Juries in the Japanese Legal System

    The Continuing Struggle for Citizen Participation and Democracy

    By Dimitri Vanoverbeke

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Trial by jury is not a fundamental part of the Japanese legal system, but there has been a recent important move towards this with the introduction in 2009 of the lay assessor system whereby lay people sit with judges in criminal trials. This book considers the debates in Japan which surround this...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Beverley Curran, Nana Sato-Rossberg, Kikuko Tanabe

    Series: Routledge Advances in Translation Studies

    Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan offers a collection of essays that (1) deepens the understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity of communities in contemporary Japan and how translation operates in this shifting context and circulates globally by looking at some of...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Examining Japan's Lost Decades

    Edited by Yoichi Funabashi, Barak Kushner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines five features of Japan’s ‘Lost Decades’: the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan’s earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Truth about China and Japan (Routledge Revivals)

    By Putnam Weale

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1921, aimed to present for the reader a glance into what the position was in Eastern Asia at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book will be of interest to student of history, politics and Asian Studies....

    Published April 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Performing Kamishibai

    An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience

    By Tara McGowan

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic "new" interactive medium...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Contract and Anti-Trust Law

    A Sociological and Comparative Study

    By Willem Visser t'Hooft

    Little has been written on Japanese contract law and anti-trust law in Western languages. This book describes the role of this law in protecting the distributor against unilateral terminations of distribution agreements. There have been significant pressures both to lower prices and restructure...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Heritage, Nationhood, and Language

    Migrants with Connections to Japan

    Edited by Neriko Doerr

    The notion of "heritage" has become one of the global tropes in recent years. At the heart of heritage politics are three questions: what heritage is, who decides what it is, and for whom is the decision made. However, existing work on heritage language has rarely tackled these questions, assuming...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Altruism and Reality

    Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara

    By Paul Williams

    Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara....

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge