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Health Care in Japan

Health Care in Japan

1st Edition

Margaret Powell, Masahira Anesaki
March 22, 2013

In the 1970s and 80s Japan experienced some deep-rooted social changes which affected attitudes to health care services among both professionals and consumers alike. Health Care in Japan provides an introduction to and overview of health and medical services in Japan at that time. It describes the...

Imperial Japan: 1926-1938

Imperial Japan: 1926-1938

1st Edition

A Morgan Young
March 22, 2013

A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years, the author collected in this volume the most significant current events for discussion. They include the financial crisis of 1927, hostilities with China and in particular Manchuria, Japan’s booming manufacturing industry, Japanese nationalism,...

Global Japanization?: The Transnational Transformation of the Labour Process

Global Japanization?: The Transnational Transformation of the Labour Process

1st Edition

Tony Elger, Chris Smith
March 22, 2013

Global Japaniziation? Brings together research from North America, Japan, Europe and Latin America to analyse the influence of Japanese manufacturing investment and Japanese working practices across the global economy. The editors present original case studies of work reorganization and workers’...

The Death of Old Yokohama: In the Great Japanese Earthquake of 1923

The Death of Old Yokohama: In the Great Japanese Earthquake of 1923

1st Edition

Otis M Poole
March 12, 2013

It was almost noon in the picturesque city of Yokohama on Saturday, September 1st 1923 when the first sway of one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes was felt. The first great shock lasted for four minutes and in that time every building in the city was destroyed, together with 100,000 of...

Democracy and Foreign Policy

Democracy and Foreign Policy

1st Edition

R Bassett
March 12, 2013

The Sino-Japanese crisis of 1931-33 provides effective illustrations of wider themes in British Foreign Policy. It might even be said that the general pattern of opinion in the UK at the time was to be reproduced in subsequent crises. The Manchurian problem and the controversies which it provoked...

A Cultural History of Postwar Japan: 1945-1980

A Cultural History of Postwar Japan: 1945-1980

1st Edition

Shunsuke Tsurumi
March 12, 2013

Shunsuke Tsurumi, one of Japan’s most distinguished contemporary philosophers, continues his study of the intellectual and social history of modern Japan with this penetrating analysis of popular culture in the post-war years. Japanese manga (comics), manzai (dialogues), television, advertising and...

An Essay on the Civilisations of India, China and Japan

An Essay on the Civilisations of India, China and Japan

1st Edition

G Lowes Dickinson
February 27, 2013

This volume presents an account of the author’s travels during 1912-13 making particular note of the characteristics of Indian, Chinese and Japanese societies and the effect upon them of contact with the West. Although inevitably dated in some of its views, the volume nonetheless provides an...

A Study of Shinto: The Religion of the Japanese Nation

A Study of Shinto: The Religion of the Japanese Nation

1st Edition

Genchi Katu
February 27, 2013

This volume investigates and presents the salient features of Shinto through a long history of development from its remote past up to the present. It is a historical study of Shinto from a scientific point of view, illustrating the higher aspects of the religion, compiled on strict lines of...

A History of Japan

A History of Japan

1st Edition

Hisho Saito
February 27, 2013

This volume presents the Japanese version of the history of Japan from its origins, through the subjection of Korea, the introduction of Chinese culture, rebellion in Korea, Buddhism, Taika reforms, Ainu insurrection, the founding of Kyoto as the capital, the power of Fujiwara, the founding of the...

Language and Popular Culture in Japan

Language and Popular Culture in Japan

1st Edition

Brian Moeran
February 27, 2013

When this book was originally published it was the first work of its kind to examine the way in which language is used to express the ‘myth’ of advertising slogans and other popular cultural forms. By making use of general theories from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, media studies...

Japan and a New World Economic Order

Japan and a New World Economic Order

1st Edition

Kyoshi Kojima
February 27, 2013

President Nixon’s new economic policy of August 1971, aggravated by the oil problem since October 1973 caused chaos and uncertainty in the international trade and currency system. There were fears of another 1930s style depression. In addition, a world food shortage and strident claims by...

Japanese Participation in British Industry

Japanese Participation in British Industry

1st Edition

John Dunning
February 27, 2013

Japanese participation in British industry has increased greatly in recent years. While the new investment is welcomed for the jobs it helps create and the injection of new technology and managerial techniques, many people are fearful lest this increased participation should lead to loss of control...

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