Japan: The Basics

1st Edition

Christopher P. Hood

Routledge
Published November 18, 2014
Reference - 196 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415629713 - CAT# Y139086
Series: The Basics

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Summary

Japan: The Basics, is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as:

• How do we go about studying Japan?

• What are the connections between popular culture and wider Japanese society?

• How are core values about identity formed and what are their implications?

• How does Japan react to natural and manmade disasters?

• How does nature influence Japanese attitudes to the environment?

With exercises and discussion points throughout and suggestions for further reading, Japan: The Basics is an ideal starting point for all those studying Japan in its global, cultural context.

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