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Forthcoming Japanese Politics Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Decision-Making Reform in Japan

    The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government

    By Karol Zakowski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People’s New Party. The new ruling party...

    To Be Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Regional Risk and Security in Japan

    Whither the everyday

    By Glenn D. Hook, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Japan’s unusual position in the realm of international politics encapsulates a three-fold juxtaposition: both in and out of Asia, both occupied by and a close ally of the United States, and both a key trade partner and a strategic rival of China. Whilst international relations theory offers a...

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Post-war Roots of Japanese Political Malaise

    By Dagfinn Gatu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Writings on post-war Japanese politics have tended to take for granted the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as inevitable, without questioning how this came about. This book analyses the nature of Japanese party politics over the first four decades following the Second World War,...

    To Be Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

    History and Policy Change

    By Naonori Kodate, Kashiko Kodate

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what...

    To Be Published August 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Modern Japan

    A Social and Political History, 3rd Edition

    By Elise K. Tipton

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments,...

    To Be Published August 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sustainability in Contemporary Rural Japan

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Stephanie Assmann

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

    Rural communities in Japan have suffered from significant depopulation and economic decline in post-war years. Problems of declining birthrates, aging populations, agricultural decline and youth migration to large cities have been compounded by the triple disaster of March 11, 2011, which...

    To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Japan's Border Issues

    By Akihiro Iwashita

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book combines an empirical study with theoretical advancements in comparative research to understand Cold War and post-Cold War border issues related to Japan, particularly the Northern Territories/South Kurils dispute with Russia; Takeshima/Dokto with Korea; and Senkaku/Diaoyu with China and...

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Britain and Japan's Security, 1945-54

    By Tomoki Kuniyoshi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The US-Japan security treaty, which was signed in 1951 as part of the peace settlement following the Pacific War, has continued to the present to be the main basis for Japan’s security and a key part of the United States’ international involvement in east Asia. Although the treaty has been viewed...

    To Be Published November 30th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Foundation of Japan's Security Policy

    The Yoshida Doctrine Updated

    By Naoko Kumagai

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book demonstrates how the Yoshida Doctrine, named after the Japanese Prime Minister who in 1951 negotiated with the United States the end of the post-war Occupation, has continued since 1951, and continues still, in modified form, to be the foundation of Japan’s security policy. It shows how...

    To Be Published November 30th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Missile Defence

    A Double-Edged Sword in East Asia

    By Norifumi Namatame

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book examines a fundamental contradiction at the heart of Japan’s security strategy. In recent years, Japan has, with US support, developed a missile defence system, which the Japanese argue is entirely defensive, constructed in part to defend Japan against the threat of missile-based nuclear...

    To Be Published November 30th 2015 by Routledge