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  1. War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan

    The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges

    By Yoshiko Nozaki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The controversy over official state-approved history textbooks in Japan, which omit or play down many episodes of Japan’s occupation of neighbouring countries during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945), and which have been challenged by critics who favour more critical, peace and justice perspectives,...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Changing Japanese Family

    Edited by Marcus Rebick, Ayumi Takenaka

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Japanese family is shifting in fundamental ways, specifically in terms of attitudes towards family and societal relationships, and also the role of the family in society. Changing Japanese Family explores these significant changes which include an ageing population, delayed marriages, a fallen...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  3. A Nation of a Hundred Million Idiots

    A Social History of Japanese Television, 1953 - 1973

    By Jayson Makoto Chun

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    This book offers a history of Japanese television audiences and the popular media culture that television helped to spawn. In a comparatively short period, the television industry helped to reconstruct not only postwar Japanese popular culture, but also the Japanese social and political landscape....

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Japan, Race and Equality

    The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919

    By Naoko Shimazu

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This study explores the Japanese motivations in raising the proposal for racial equality at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. This is the first comprehensive analysis of an historically significant event which has not been given adequate scholarly attention in the past. The story which unfolds...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Nationalisms in Japan

    Edited by Naoko Shimazu

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Nationalisms in Japan brings together leading specialists in the field to discuss how notions of ‘nationalism’ in modern Japan impinges on all aspects of social, political and cultural understanding of the Japanese nation or the Japanese state. This book is clearly presented and jargon-free, and...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Diasporas

    Unsung Pasts, Conflicting Presents and Uncertain Futures

    Edited by Nobuko Adachi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Japanese Diasporas examines the relationship of overseas Japanese and their descendents (Nikkei) with their home and host nations, focusing on the political, social and economic struggles of Nikkei. Frequently abandoned by their homeland, and experiencing alienation in their host nations, the...

    Published March 10th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Popular Music

    Culture, Authenticity and Power

    By Carolyn Stevens

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Japanese popular culture has been steadily increasing in visibility both in Asia and beyond in recent years. This book examines Japanese popular music, exploring its historical development, technology, business and production aspects, audiences, and language and culture. Based both on extensive...

    Published January 31st 2009 by Routledge

  8. Globalisation and Japanese Organisational Culture

    An Ethnography of a Japanese Corporation in France

    By Mitchell Sedgwick

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Globalisation – the global movement, and control, of products, capital, technologies, persons and images – increasingly takes place through the work of organisations, perhaps the most powerful of which are multinational corporations. Based in an ethnographic analysis of cross-cultural social...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Japan's Minorities

    The illusion of homogeneity, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Weiner

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Based on original research, Japan's Minorities provides a clear historical introduction to the formation of individual minorities, followed by an analysis of the contemporary situation. This second edition identifies and explores the six principal minority groups in Japan: the Ainu, the Burakumin,...

    Published November 25th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Families in Asia

    Home and Kin, 2nd Edition

    By Stella Quah

    Families in Asia provides a unique sociological analysis of family trends in Asia. Stella R. Quah uses demographic and survey data, personal interviews and case studies from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to provide a...

    Published September 15th 2008 by Routledge