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Shingu: A Study of a Japanese Fishing Community

Shingu: A Study of a Japanese Fishing Community

1st Edition

Arne Kalland
August 07, 2013

From being an important centre which attracted a large number of merchants during the feudal period, Shingū, on the northern shores of Kyushu is today a suburb of Fukuoka City. Fishing is a slowly-dying occupation and this volume analyses how the fishermen adjust to changing circumstances. Although...

Japan's Options for the 1980s

Japan's Options for the 1980s

1st Edition

Radha Sinha
August 07, 2013

Japan’s economic success since the 1950s created a range of serious domestic and international problems which threaten the stability of the country. Within Japan at the start of the 1980s there was a strong mood on the right for remilitarization to give the nation the super-power status her...

Japanese Traits and Foreign Influences

Japanese Traits and Foreign Influences

1st Edition

Inazo Nitobe
August 07, 2013

This volume collects together essays and lectures given by the author from 1922-1927 to a variety of international audiences. Together they illuminate essential aspects of the Japanese mentality and way of life, particularly in social, religious and linguistic aspects.  ...

Japan's Continental Adventure

Japan's Continental Adventure

1st Edition

Ching-Chun Wang
August 07, 2013

This book contains eighteen studies on various important phases of Japan’s invasion of China. The appendix contains the historical declaration by Chiang-Kai-shek setting forth clearly the reasons why China took up arms against Japanese aggression, and a lucid chapter by the veteran sinologist Owen...

The Japanese Population Problem: The Coming Crisis

The Japanese Population Problem: The Coming Crisis

1st Edition

W R Crocker
August 07, 2013

This volume analyzes what the pressure of population growth in Japan in the early twentieth century consisted of and attempts to indicate what form it would take in the future. It examines not only the relationship between the number of inhabitants and the economic resources of the country but also...

The Phonetics of Japanese Language: With Reference to Japanese Script

The Phonetics of Japanese Language: With Reference to Japanese Script

1st Edition

P M Suski
June 01, 2013

This book gives true characters of Japanese speech sounds in reference to European speech sounds. When it was first published in 1931, it was the first book of its kind. There are only 5 Japanese vowel elements as opposed to 18 in English, 13 in French and 8 in German. There are 15 Japanese...

The Image of Japan: From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905

The Image of Japan: From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905

1st Edition

Jean-Pierre Lehmann
June 01, 2013

Japan's image has experienced numerous transmutations. The book covers the metamorphosis from Japan's image of a feudal, exotic and romantic land inhabited by Madam Butterflies, to its sudden emergence as a geopolitical power following its defeat of Russia in 1905. More was to come. In the 1930s...

The Anatomy of Japanese Business

The Anatomy of Japanese Business

1st Edition

Kazuo Sato
June 01, 2013

This volume collects eleven essays written by Japanese experts on various aspects of Japanese business management and is a sequel to the volume Industry and Business in Japan. It examines the mechanisms for Japan’s phenomenal economic growth since the Second World War by analyzing Japanese...

The Buddhist Sects of Japan: Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries

The Buddhist Sects of Japan: Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries

1st Edition

E Steinilber-Oberlin
June 01, 2013

The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into...

Japan in World History

Japan in World History

1st Edition

George Sansom
June 01, 2013

In this volume the author considers what the purpose and method of advanced Japanese studies should be. He believes that the study of Japanese history should be, not an end in itself but an integral part of world history. He discusses areas of controversy in interpretation which arise when a...

The Year Names of China and Japan

The Year Names of China and Japan

1st Edition

P M Suski
June 01, 2013

Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title, exactly as has been the custom in China. During the reign of some of the emperors, as...

Unwrapping Japan: Society and Culture in Anthropological Perspective

Unwrapping Japan: Society and Culture in Anthropological Perspective

1st Edition

Eyal Ben-Ari, Brian Moeran, Jim Valentine
June 01, 2013

Recent years have witnessed an explosive growth in the literature published about Japan. Yet it seems that the more that is written about Japan and Japanism – its culture, society, people – the more mysterious it becomes. As well as exploring issues relating to advertising, tourism, women,...

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