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  1. Language Life in Japan

    Transformations and Prospects

    Edited by Patrick Heinrich, Christian Galan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Despite its monolingual self-image, Japan is multilingual and growing more so due to indigenous minority language revitalization and as an effect of migration. Besides Japan's autochthonous languages such as the Ainu and Ryukyuan languages, there are more than 75,000 immigrant children in the...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

    Edited by Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This volume explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia. Migration trends in Asia entered a new phase in the 1990s following the end of the Cold War which marked the advent of a renewed phase...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan

    By Denis Gainty

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In 1895, the newly formed Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association (Dainippon Butokukai) held its first annual Martial Virtue Festival (butokusai) in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Festival marked the arrival of a new iteration of modern Japan, as the Butokukai’s efforts to define and popularise...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Disability in Japan

    By Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Disability and chronic illness represents a special kind of cultural diversity, the "other" to "normal" able-bodiedness. Most studies of disability consider disability in North American or European contexts; and studies of diversity in Japan consider ethnic and cultural diversity, but not the...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

    The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan

    By Kaeko Chiba

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book examines the complex relationship between class and gender dynamics among tea ceremony (chado) practitioners in Japan. Focusing on practitioners in a provincial city, Akita, the book surveys the rigid, hierarchical chado system at grass roots level. Making critical use of Bourdieu’s idea...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Social Security in Contemporary Japan

    By Mari Osawa

    Series: Routledge/University of Tokyo Series

    The present study analyzes the livelihood security system of contemporary Japan in international comparison from a historical and gender perspective. It posits ‘livelihood security systems’ rather than ‘welfare states’ or ‘welfare regimes’ as its object of analysis to enter the role of...

    Published January 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 1

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed....

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed....

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Japan's Emerging Youth Policy

    Getting Young Adults Back to Work

    By Tuukka Toivonen

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    From the 1960s onwards, Japan’s rapid economic growth coincided with remarkably smooth transitions from school to work and with internationally low levels of youth unemployment. However, this changed dramatically in the 1990s, and by the 2000s, youth employment came to be recognized as a serious...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Hikaru Suzuki

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book, based on extensive original research, explores the various ways in which Japanese people think about death and how they approach the process of dying and death. It shows how new forms of funeral ceremonies have been developed by the funeral industry, how traditional grave burial is being...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge