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Gradual Institutional Change in Japan Kantei Leadership under the Abe Administration

Gradual Institutional Change in Japan: Kantei Leadership under the Abe Administration

1st Edition


Karol Zakowski
December 30, 2020

This book analyses institutional reforms implemented by Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō, under his second administration from 2012 to 2020. Also examined is the evolution in the role of such actors in Japanese politics as bureaucrats, LDP factions and backbenchers of the ruling party. ...

Child Guidance Centres in Japan Alternative Care, Social Work, and the Family

Child Guidance Centres in Japan: Alternative Care, Social Work, and the Family

1st Edition

Michael Rivera King
October 26, 2020

In contemporary Japan, 85% of children in alternative care remain housed in large welfare institutions, as opposed to family-based foster care. This publication examines how Japan has been isolated from global discourse on alternative care, urging a shift in social work and alternative care ...

History of Japanese Economic Thought

History of Japanese Economic Thought

1st Edition

Tessa Morris Suzuki
November 07, 1991

Economics, in the modern sense of the word, was introduced into Japan in the second half of the nineteenth century. However, Japanese thinkers had already developed, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a variety of interesting approaches to issues such as the causes of inflation, the ...

New Directions in Japan’s Security Non-U.S. Centric Evolution

New Directions in Japan’s Security: Non-U.S. Centric Evolution

1st Edition

Paul Midford, Wilhelm Vosse
September 07, 2020

While the US-Japan alliance has strengthened since the end of the Cold War, Japan has, almost unnoticed, been building security ties with other partners, in the process reducing the centrality of the US in Japan’s security. This book explains why this is happening. Japan pursued security ...

Japan’s New Ruralities Coping with Decline in the Periphery

Japan’s New Ruralities: Coping with Decline in the Periphery

1st Edition

Wolfram Manzenreiter, Ralph Lützeler, Sebastian Polak-Rottmann
February 20, 2020

Seeking to challenge negative perceptions within Japanese media and politics on the future of the countryside, the contributors to this book present a counterargument to the inevitable demise of rural society. Contrary to the dominant argument, which holds outmigration and demographic hyper-aging ...

Japan and the New Silk Road Diplomacy, Development and Connectivity

Japan and the New Silk Road: Diplomacy, Development and Connectivity

1st Edition

Nikolay Murashkin
February 12, 2020

This book presents a study of Japanese involvement in post-Soviet Central Asia since the independence of these countries in 1991, examining the reasons for progress and stagnation in this multi-lateral relationship. Featuring interviews with decision-makers and experts from Japan, China, Kazakhstan...

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan The Realities of ‘Power’

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan: The Realities of ‘Power’

1st Edition

Kōji Nakakita
February 12, 2020

This book provides a thorough analysis of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP), from a variety of perspectives including its factions, party presidential elections, the distribution of posts, national elections, local organisations, the policy making process and partner organisations. ...

Understanding Japanese Society

Understanding Japanese Society

5th Edition

Joy Hendry
July 23, 2019

In this welcome brand new fifth edition of the bestselling textbook Understanding Japanese Society, Joy Hendry takes the reader into the heart of Japanese life. Providing a clear and accessible introduction to Japanese ways of thinking, which does not require any previous knowledge of the country,...

The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature Metaphors of Christianity

The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature: Metaphors of Christianity

1st Edition

Massimiliano Tomasi
April 26, 2018

The first book-length study to explore the links between Christianity and modern Japanese literature, this book analyses the process of conversion of nine canonical authors, unveiling the influence that Christianity had on their self-construction, their oeuvre and, ultimately, the trajectory of ...

Friendship and Work Culture of Women Managers in Japan Tokyo After Ten

Friendship and Work Culture of Women Managers in Japan: Tokyo After Ten

1st Edition

Swee-Lin Ho
February 08, 2018

Drawing on ethnographic data gathered from fieldwork spanning a 15-year period, this book offers new insights into understanding the lives and experiences of women managers in Japan. Based on empirical case studies, it explores the ways in which professional women in Tokyo creatively mobilize ...

Japan’s World Power Assessment, Outlook and Vision

Japan’s World Power: Assessment, Outlook and Vision

1st Edition

Guibourg Delamotte
November 14, 2017

Since the end of the 1960s, Japan’s power in the world has largely been linked to its economic successes, while it has pursued a decidedly pacifist post-war foreign policy. Recently, however, there has been talk of Constitutional reform, especially since the new security legislation of 2016. ...

Reconstructing Adult Masculinities Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan

Reconstructing Adult Masculinities: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan

1st Edition

Emma E. Cook
October 26, 2017

Over the past two decades, Japan’s socioeconomic environment has undergone considerable changes prompted by both a long recession and the relaxation of particular labour laws in the 1990s and 2000s. Within this context, "freeters", part-time workers aged between fifteen and thirty-four who are not ...

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