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The Rise of Modern Japan

The Rise of Modern Japan

1st Edition

William G Beasley
June 01, 2013

It is now generally recognized that Japan has been much the most successful of the countries outside Europe and North America in achieving modernization. The transformation from a feudal society with a Confucian ethic to a ‘modern, Western style economy’ is charted in this book (originally...

The Rise of the Japanese Corporate System

The Rise of the Japanese Corporate System

1st Edition

Koji Matsumoto
June 01, 2013

Japan’s economy is invariably seen as a prime example of a capitalist system, and a consideration of the elements upon which the Japanese economy is founded seems to lead inexorably to the conclusion that Japan is an established member of the group of highly developed capitalist nations. Yet a...

Modern Japan and its Problems

Modern Japan and its Problems

1st Edition

G C Allen
April 25, 2013

The author, who was for several years a lecturer in a Japanese Government College, has tried to interpret the civilization and national character of Japan in the light of his experience and of his studies in that country. He describes the novel problems and phenomena which have been created by the...

The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan

The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan

1st Edition

John Crump
April 25, 2013

Socialism first gained a major foothold in Japan after the revolution and the subsequent Meiji restoration of 1868. Against the background of the rapid development of capitalism in Japan after the revolution, and the accompanying emergence of the working class, this study shows how early Japanese...

Social Psychology of Modern Japan

Social Psychology of Modern Japan

1st Edition

Munesuke Mita
April 25, 2013

This study reveals the complex combination of cultural particularity and modern universality that underlies the reality of contemporary Japan. The work uses sources such as popular works of art, song, best-selling books and the advice columns of newspapers to draw a striking portrait of the...

Party Politics in Japan

Party Politics in Japan

1st Edition

Hans H Baerwald
April 25, 2013

To the outside observer, the character and dynamics of Japan’s political parties and Diet (National Assembly) are often obscure. This volume is an invaluable description of party politics in Japan, and a unique analysis of the influence that a changing balance of power has had upon the functioning...

Origins of the War in the East

Origins of the War in the East

1st Edition

Aron Shai
April 25, 2013

This study describes the British government’s policy towards China during the first phases of the undeclared Sino-Japanese war, starting in July 1937 when the conflict in North China culminated in all-out hostilities; and ending in September 1939 when the outbreak of the war over Poland forced the...

Networking in Japanese Factory Automation

Networking in Japanese Factory Automation

1st Edition

Koichi Kishimoto
April 25, 2013

In Japan information technology has been a vital part of manufacturing for decades. A central factory computer provides a production plan and shop minicomputers and microcomputers in the factory run machines that manufacture products. It has become necessary to connect computers installed at...

Marriage in Changing Japan: Community & Society

Marriage in Changing Japan: Community & Society

1st Edition

Joy Hendry
April 25, 2013

This book approaches its subject from two angles. First, there is a detailed and descriptive analysis of the social organisation of, and place of marriage in, one community in Kyushu. To this extent, the study is a regional one and provides valuable ethnographic information. The second angle,...

Masterpieces of Chikamatsu: The Japanese Shakespeare

Masterpieces of Chikamatsu: The Japanese Shakespeare

1st Edition

Robert Nichols
April 25, 2013

This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction...

Made in Japan

Made in Japan

1st Edition

Guenther Stein
April 25, 2013

This volume concentrates on the effect of Japanese trade competition on the UK and Europe, it also provides an illuminating picture of political, social and military conditions in Japan in the early twentieth century.  ...

Handbook of Japanese Grammar

Handbook of Japanese Grammar

1st Edition

Harold G Henderson
March 22, 2013

This grammar has been written to help the student to think in the Japanese way. Part One contains several introductory notes on Nomenclature, Syntax, Verbs, Aru, Iru, Oru, on Adjectives and on Foreign Words. Part Two concentrates on connectives – the particles and suffixes which modify the sense of...

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