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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 105 new and published books in the subject of Japanese Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Patriotism in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ozawa Ichiro and Japanese Politics

    Old Versus New

    By Aurelia George Mulgan

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Ozawa Ichiro was the axis on which Japanese politics turned for more than two decades. He helped to reshape the electoral system, political funding rules, the evolution of the party system, the nature of executive government, the roles and powers of bureaucrats, and the conduct of parliamentary and...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Party Politics in Japan

    Political Chaos and Stalemate in the 21st Century

    Edited by Ronald J. Hrebenar, Akira Nakamura

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi

    Social, Political and Environmental Issues

    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi is a timely and groundbreaking account of the disturbing landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown amidst an earthquake and tsunami on Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011. It provides riveting insights into the social and...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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