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New and Published Books

  1. Japan's International Fisheries Policy

    Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

    By Roger D. Smith

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that possesses few resources and little arable land, and sustain a population that has nearly...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan

    By Takeda Hiroko

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    This book analyzes the political economy of reproduction and its role in the process of Japanese modernization. Hiroko analyzes state attempts and policies to intervene into women's bodies and everyday lives to integrate them into the Japanese political economy. Based on Foucault's concept of...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Language, Ideology and Japanese History Textbooks

    By Christopher Barnard

    The Japanese history textbook debate is one that keeps making the news, particularly with reference to claims that Japan has never 'apologised properly' for its actions between 1931 and 1945, and that it is one of the few liberal, democratic countries in which textbooks are controlled and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937

    A New Political Narrative

    By Junji Banno

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taisho democracy to Showa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. International Relations and Identity

    A Dialogical Approach

    By Xavier Guillaume

    Series: New International Relations

    International Relations and Identity examines the issue of collective political identity formation and expands the concept of the international beyond the notion of states. Providing a dialogical approach to questions of identity and alterity in International Relations, the author considers how...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Governing Insecurity in Japan

    The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

    Edited by Wilhelm Vosse, Reinhard Drifte, Verena Blechinger-Talcott

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the end of the Cold War, Japan's security environment has changed significantly. While, on the global level, the United States is still Japan's most important security partner, the nature of the partnership has changed as a result of shifting demands from the United States, new international...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

    By Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka, Hidehiro Yamamoto

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan’s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or...

    Published June 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of War Memory in Japan

    Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

    By Kamila Szczepanska

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the 1990s, questions of Japanese wartime conduct, apologies for aggression, and compensation to former victims of the country’s imperial policies, have been brought to the fore of national and regional politics. The state is undoubtedly the most important actor in the process of memory...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Japan’s Civil-Military Diplomacy

    The Banks of the Rubicon

    By Dennis T. Yasutomo

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Since the early 1990s, there has been a clear evolution in the military dimension of Japanese diplomacy. From Gulf War I in 1991 to the present day, an incremental but unmistakable acceptance of, and resort to, military dispatches has taken place, and yet crucially, Japan has not morphed into a...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk

    By Ra Mason

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    North Korea’s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge