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  1. Education Reform and Social Class in Japan

    The emerging incentive divide

    By Takehiko Kariya

    Series: Routledge/University of Tokyo Series

    Until the early 1990s, Japanese education was widely commended for achieving outstanding outcomes in global comparison. At the same time, it was frequently criticized for failing to cultivate 'individuality' and 'creativity' in students. Wide-ranging education reforms were enacted during the 1990s...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Language in Public Spaces in Japan

    Edited by Nanette Gottlieb

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Japan on Display

    Photography and the Emperor

    By Morris Low

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Sixty years on from the end of the Pacific War, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was regarded as a symbol of the nation, in both war and peacetime. Much of this representation was aided by the...

    Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Language, Education and Citizenship in Japan

    By Genaro Castro-Vázquez

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Based on extensive original research, this book explores the early educational experiences of foreign children in Japan. It considers foreign children’s experiences of Japanese schools, examines the special tutoring such children often have to improve their language proficiency, and explores the...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Myth of Japanese Uniqueness (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peter Dale

    The ‘nihonjinron’ is a body of writing and thought which constitutes a major and highly thought of academic industry in Japan. It analyses the Japanese identity and presupposes that the Japanese differ radically from other people in their make-up. It believes that their uniqueness is due to...

    Published October 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Organisational Dynamics of University Reform in Japan

    International Inside Out

    By Jeremy Breaden

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    For several decades internationalisation has been a cornerstone of both Japanese government higher education policy and approaches to reform at an institutional level, but Japan has still not managed to lose its reputation as a somewhat reclusive member of the global academic community. Consensus...

    Published September 7th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Manga and the Representation of Japanese History

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics,...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gleams From Japan (Routledge Revivals)

    By S. Katsumata

    First published in 1937, this collection presents a series of vignettes on Japanese life and thought, taken from 25 years of the author's work for the Japanese tourist board between 1912 and 1937. Dealing in subjects as diverse as wrestling, singing insects and Japanese...

    Published August 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Memory and Nationhood in Japan

    Remembering the Glory Days

    Edited by Andreas Niehaus, Christian Tagsold

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book clarifies and verifies the role sport has as an alternative marker in understanding and mapping memory in Japan, by applying the concept of lieux de mémoire (realms of memory) to sport in Japan. Japanese history and national construction have not been short of sports landmarks since the...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Japan’s Outcaste Abolition

    The Struggle for National Inclusion and the Making of the Modern State

    By Noah Y. McCormack

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    The Tokugawa Shogunate, which governed Japan for two and a half centuries until the mid-1860s, classed people into hierarchically ranked status groups (mibun). The early Tokugawa rulers legally established these status groups through the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, adapting and...

    Published July 18th 2012 by Routledge