Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Japanese Culture & Society Books

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 173 new and published books in the subject of Japanese Culture & Society — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books – Page 3

  1. Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyo

    Diasporic Indigeneity and Urban Politics

    By Mark K. Watson

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, living in and around Tokyo; it is, therefore, about what has been pushed to the margins of history. Customarily, anthropologists and public officials have represented Ainu issues and political affairs as limited to rural pockets of...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Life in a Japanese Women's College

    Learning to be Ladylike

    By Brian J. McVeigh

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    One third of the Japanese female workforce are 'office ladies' and their training takes place in the many women's junior colleges. Office ladies are low-wage, low-status secretaries who have little or no job security.Brian J. McVeigh draws on his experience as a teacher at one such institution to...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)

    Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sun

    By Brownell Clarence Ludlow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Their intention through these anecdotes – some humorous and charming, others...

    Published February 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Tree Burial

    Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death

    By Sébastien Penmellen Boret

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Tree burial, a new form of disposal for the cremated remains of the dead, was created in 1999 by Chisaka Genpo, the head priest of a Zen Buddhist temple in northern Japan. Instead of a conventional family gravestone, perpetuating the continuity of a household and its identity, tree burial uses vast...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Popular Culture and the State in East and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Nissim Otmazgin, Eyal Ben-Ari

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    This volume examines the relations between popular culture production and export and the state in East and Southeast Asia including the urban centres and middle-classes of Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, and the Philippines. It addresses the shift in...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Ethics of Japan's Global Environmental Policy

    The conflict between principles and practice

    By Midori Kagawa-Fox

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines the Japanese government policies that impact on the environment in order to determine whether they incorporate a sufficient ethical substance. Through the three case studies on whaling, nuclear energy, and forestry, the author explores how Western philosophers combined their...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Social Inequality in Japan

    By Sawako Shirahase

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan was the first Asian country to become a mature industrial society, and throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, was viewed as an ‘all-middle-class society’. However since the 1990s there have been growing doubts as to the real degree of social equality in Japan, particularly in the context of...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Chapters reflect the standards of rigorous scholarly work, but also exceed them in their accessibility of language and engagement with...

    Published December 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Gender and Japanese Society

    Edited by Dolores P Martinez

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Compiled and introduced by D. P. Martinez, the editor of an acclaimed four-volume anthology on Modern Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2007) (978-0-415-41609-2), this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series, is a collection of classic and the very best...

    Published November 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Labour Migration from China to Japan

    International Students, Transnational Migrants

    By Gracia Liu-Farrer

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Chinese students are the largest international student population in the world, and Japan attracts more of them than any other country. Since the mid-1980s when China opened the door to let private citizens out and Japan began to let more foreigners in, over 300 thousand Chinese have arrived in...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge