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War and Responsibility in Japan: The Role of the Emperor and the War Occupation Debates

War and Responsibility in Japan: The Role of the Emperor and the War Occupation Debates

Forthcoming

Kiyohiko Toyama
December 30, 2017

War and Responsibility in Japan is a reappraisal of the role of the Emperor and his responsibility for Japan's conduct during the Second World War. It concentrates on the immediate postwar period when Japan was still occupied by the US, when these debates were first aired. It will be an invaluable&...

Risk and Securitization in Japan: 1945-60

Risk and Securitization in Japan: 1945-60

Forthcoming

Piers R. Williamson
October 28, 2017

Since the early 1990s, there has been an emphasis in international relations theory on the shift from a Cold War rationality of  ‘threat’, to a post-Cold War rationality of ‘risk’. However, in Risk and Securitization in Japan, 1945-1960, Piers R. Williamson argues that this assumption of a...

The Politics of War Memory in Japan: Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

The Politics of War Memory in Japan: Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

Kamila Szczepanska
May 25, 2017

Since the 1990s, questions of Japanese wartime conduct, apologies for aggression, and compensation to former victims of the country’s imperial policies, have been brought to the fore of national and regional politics. The state is undoubtedly the most important actor in the process of memory...

Japan's Security Identity: From a Peace-State to an International-State

Japan's Security Identity: From a Peace-State to an International-State

Bhubhindar Singh
May 24, 2017

Since the end of the Cold War, there has been a significant change in Japanese security policy, as Japan’s security identity has shifted from a peace state, to an international state. In this book, Bhubhindar Singh argues that from the 1990s onwards, the Japanese security policymaking elite...

Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk

Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk

Ra Mason
May 03, 2017

North Korea’s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and...

Governing Insecurity in Japan: The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

Governing Insecurity in Japan: The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

Wilhelm Vosse, Reinhard Drifte, Verena Blechinger-Talcott
December 20, 2016

Since the end of the Cold War, Japan's security environment has changed significantly. While, on the global level, the United States is still Japan's most important security partner, the nature of the partnership has changed as a result of shifting demands from the United States, new international...

Japanese Capitalism and Modernity in a Global Era: Re-fabricating Lifetime Employment Relations

Japanese Capitalism and Modernity in a Global Era: Re-fabricating Lifetime Employment Relations

Peter Matanle
January 21, 2016

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Nikkeiren and Japanese Capitalism

Nikkeiren and Japanese Capitalism

John Crump
December 17, 2015

This book provides a history of Nikkeiren (the Japanese Federation of Managers' Organisations) and an account of post-war capitalist development in Japan. The author challenges the principal interpretations of how the economy functions revealing a darker side of Japanese capitalism in his...

Narrative Management in Corporate Japan: Investor Relations as Pseudo-Reform

Narrative Management in Corporate Japan: Investor Relations as Pseudo-Reform

Chie Yorozu
November 26, 2015

Scandals and failures in some of the best known international Japanese-owned companies have shown that there is sometimes a considerable difference between the public and internal narratives of Japanese firms. This book explores the extent to which Japanese firms’ public claims reflect wider...

Nationalism and Power Politics in Japan's Relations with China: A Neoclassical Realist Interpretation

Nationalism and Power Politics in Japan's Relations with China: A Neoclassical Realist Interpretation

Yew Meng Lai
August 04, 2015

Despite flourishing economic interactions and deepening interdependence, the current political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and China remains lukewarm at best. Indeed, bilateral relations reached an unprecedented nadir during the spring of 2005, and again more recently in autumn 2012,...

Regional Risk and Security in Japan: Whither the everyday

Regional Risk and Security in Japan: Whither the everyday

Glenn D. Hook, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea
May 15, 2015

Japan’s unusual position in the realm of international politics encapsulates a three-fold juxtaposition: both in and out of Asia, both occupied by and a close ally of the United States, and both a key trade partner and a strategic rival of China. Whilst international relations theory offers a...

The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan

The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan

Takeda Hiroko
August 15, 2014

This book analyzes the political economy of reproduction and its role in the process of Japanese modernization. Hiroko analyzes state attempts and policies to intervene into women's bodies and everyday lives to integrate them into the Japanese political economy. Based on Foucault's concept of...

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