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  1. Diplomacy in Japan-EU Relations

    From the Cold War to the Post-Bipolar Era

    By Oliviero Frattolillo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Since the 1950s, Japan-Europe relations have been characterised by a mutual coldness in terms of diplomatic dialogue, punctuated by a number of trade disputes. This book analyses the development of the political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and Europe, and shows that – especially...

    Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Changing Power Relations in Northeast Asia

    Implications for Relations between Japan and South Korea

    Edited by Marie Soderberg

    Series: European Institute of Japanese Studies East Asian Economics and Business Series

    This book analyses the Japanese-South Korean relationship from various angles including politics, security, economics, culture and immigration. In a sense the two countries are natural partners. Both are democratic societies, they are economically strong and are the only two Asian countries that...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

    By Curtis Anderson Gayle

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

    This timely look at a neglected corner of Japanese historiography spotlights the decade following the end of World War II, a time in which Japanese society was undergoing the transformation from imperial state to democratic nation. For certain working and middle-class women involved in...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Dealing with Disaster in Japan

    Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash

    By Christopher Hood

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Japan and the High Treason Incident

    Edited by Masako Gavin, Ben Middleton

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The ‘High Treason Incident’ rocked Japanese society between 1910 and 1911, when police discovered that a group of anarchists and socialists were plotting to assassinate the Emperor Meiji. Following a trial held in camera, twelve of the so-called conspirators were hanged, but while the executions...

    Published April 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Designing History in East Asian Textbooks

    Identity Politics and Transnational Aspirations

    Edited by Gotelind Müller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    This book analyses the efforts throughout East Asia to deploy education for purposes of political socialization, and in particular in order to shape notions of identity. The chapters also examine the trend of ‘common textbook initiatives’, which have recently emerged in East Asia with the aim of...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Abandoned Japanese in Postwar Manchuria

    The Lives of War Orphans and Wives in Two Countries

    By Yeeshan Chan

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book relates the experiences of the zanryu-hojin - the Japanese civilians, mostly women and children, who were abandoned in Manchuria after the end of the Second World War when Japan’s puppet state in Manchuria ended, and when most Japanese who has been based there returned to Japan. Many...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  9. History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

    Divided Memories

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge