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Japan and the New Silk Road: Diplomacy, Development and Connectivity

Japan and the New Silk Road: Diplomacy, Development and Connectivity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nikolay Murashkin
February 27, 2020

This book presents a study of Japanese involvement in post-Soviet Central Asia since the independence of these countries in 1991, examining the reasons for progress and stagnation in this multilateral relationship. Featuring interviews with decision-makers and experts from Japan, China, Kazakhstan...

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan: The Realities of ‘Power’

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan: The Realities of ‘Power’

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nakakita Kōji
February 26, 2020

This book provides a thorough analysis of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP), from a variety of perspectives including its factions, party presidential elections, the distribution of posts, national elections, local organisations, the policy making process and partner organisations....

Japan’s New Ruralities: Coping with Decline in the Periphery

Japan’s New Ruralities: Coping with Decline in the Periphery

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Wolfram Manzenreiter, Ralph Lützeler, Sebastian Polak-Rottmann
February 21, 2020

Seeking to challenge negative perceptions within Japanese media and politics on the future of the countryside, the contributors to this book present a counter-argument to the inevitable demise of rural society. Contrary to the dominant argument, which holds outmigration and demographic hyper-aging...

Understanding Japanese Society

Understanding Japanese Society

5th Edition

Joy Hendry
July 23, 2019

In this welcome brand new fifth edition of the bestselling textbook Understanding Japanese Society, Joy Hendry takes the reader into the heart of Japanese life. Providing a clear and accessible introduction to Japanese ways of thinking, which does not require any previous knowledge of the country,...

The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature: Metaphors of Christianity

The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature: Metaphors of Christianity

1st Edition

Massimiliano Tomasi
April 26, 2018

The first book-length study to explore the links between Christianity and modern Japanese literature, this book analyses the process of conversion of nine canonical authors, unveiling the influence that Christianity had on their self-construction, their oeuvre and, ultimately, the trajectory of...

Friendship and Work Culture of Women Managers in Japan: Tokyo After Ten

Friendship and Work Culture of Women Managers in Japan: Tokyo After Ten

1st Edition

Swee-Lin Ho
February 08, 2018

Drawing on ethnographic data gathered from fieldwork spanning a 15-year period, this book offers new insights into understanding the lives and experiences of women managers in Japan. Based on empirical case studies, it explores the ways in which professional women in Tokyo creatively mobilize...

Japan’s World Power: Assessment, Outlook and Vision

Japan’s World Power: Assessment, Outlook and Vision

1st Edition

Guibourg Delamotte
November 14, 2017

Since the end of the 1960s, Japan’s power in the world has largely been linked to its economic successes, while it has pursued a decidedly pacifist post-war foreign policy. Recently, however, there has been talk of Constitutional reform, especially since the new security legislation of 2016....

Reconstructing Adult Masculinities: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan

Reconstructing Adult Masculinities: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan

1st Edition

Emma E. Cook
October 26, 2017

Over the past two decades, Japan’s socioeconomic environment has undergone considerable changes prompted by both a long recession and the relaxation of particular labour laws in the 1990s and 2000s. Within this context, "freeters", part-time workers aged between fifteen and thirty-four who are not...

Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

1st Edition

Roger D. Smith
August 11, 2017

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...

Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

1st Edition

Gitte Marianne Hansen
June 30, 2017

From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture....

Ozawa Ichirō and Japanese Politics: Old Versus New

Ozawa Ichirō and Japanese Politics: Old Versus New

1st Edition

Aurelia George Mulgan
June 07, 2017

Ozawa Ichirō 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...

Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

1st Edition

Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka, Hidehiro Yamamoto
May 25, 2017

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...

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