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Internationalising Japan

Discourse and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeremy Breaden, Stacey Steele, Carolyn S. Stevens


212 pages

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In the twenty-first century, the concept of internationalisation remains a crucial tool for understanding the dynamics of globalising processes. It draws attention to the dimensions of conscious action in inter- and trans-national phenomena, connecting globalisation with individuals’ experience of everyday life. This book explores how internationalisation is imagined, discussed and operationalised in Japan and surrounding countries. The chapters focus on educational, leisure and cultural activities, fields which are often overlooked in favour of economic and political developments in the literature. The conclusion reflects on the concept of internationalisation and assesses how it is likely to develop in Japan in future, taking into account the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Internationalising Japan as Discourse and Practice Jeremy Breaden and Carolyn S. Stevens 2. The Dog That Didn’t Bark: 3/11 and International Students in Japan Jeremy Breaden and Roger Goodman 3. Internationalising Legal Education in Japan as Discourse and Practice Kota Fukui and Stacey Steele 4. From ‘Internationalisation’ to ‘Multicultural Co-living’ in Japanese Schools Kaori Okano 5. Fitting Japanese Cuisine into Australia: Im-perfect Translations Iori Hamada and Carolyn S. Stevens 6. Internationalising Japanese Culture: Australian Interpretations of Urasenke Chadō (the Way of Tea) Tradition Stacey Steele 7. Uneven Cosmopolitanism: Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia and the ‘Lost Decade’ Kumiko Kawashima 8. Self-help Groups for Alcoholics in Japan: Models of ‘Recovery’ Richard Chenhall and Tomofumi Oka 9. Globalisation, Soccer, and the Sportsworlds of Japan, Australia and the United States William W. Kelly 10. Internationalising Sumo: From Viewing to Doing Japan’s National Sport Howard Gilbert and Katrina Watts 11. The Transfer of Japanese Baseball Players to Major League Baseball: Have Japanese Ball Players Been Internationalised? Keiji Kawai and Matt Nichol 12. Conclusion: Reflections: The Rhythms of Internationalisation in Post-Disaster Japan Vera Mackie

About the Editors

Jeremy Breaden is Lecturer in Japanese Studies at Monash University, Australia.

Stacey Steele is Associate Director (Japan) at the Asia Law Centre of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Carolyn S. Stevens is Professor of Japanese Studies at Monash University, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Japan.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies