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Routledge Library Editions: Japan


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Routledge Library Editions: Japan brings together a century's worth of publishing and provides a comprehensive collection of volumes which chart the literature, history, economics, politics & sociology of this fascinating country.

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The Maker of Modern Japan The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu

The Maker of Modern Japan: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu

1st Edition

A L Sadler
September 08, 2010

Tokugawa Ieyasu founded a dynasty of rulers, organized a system of government and set in train the re-orientation of the religion of Japan so that he would take the premier place in it. Calm, capable and entirely fearless, Ieyasu deliberately brought the opposition to a head and crushed in a ...

British Factory Japanese Factory The Origins of National Diversity in Industrial Relations

British Factory Japanese Factory: The Origins of National Diversity in Industrial Relations

1st Edition

Ronald Dore
October 19, 2013

The Japanese way of work is notoriously ‘different’. But is it Japan or Britain which is the odd man out? When originally published this was the first book to explore the real differences, through a point-by-point comparison of two Japanese factories with two British ones making similar products. ...

Difference and Modernity Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society

Difference and Modernity: Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society

1st Edition

John Clammer
October 19, 2013

The question of ‘postmodernity’ that has swept Western academic and intellectual circles raises critical comparative questions. Do societies that have not experienced the same historical development as the West pass inevitably through modernity into postmodernity, or can they skip such stages ...

Direct Foreign Investment A Japanese Model of Multi-National Business Operations

Direct Foreign Investment: A Japanese Model of Multi-National Business Operations

1st Edition

Kyoshi Kojima
October 19, 2013

Direct foreign investment and the activities of multinational corporations are new dynamic elements in the international economy. This book identifies, theoretically and practically, a Japanese model of multinational business operations which has characteristics differing from the American or "...

Foreign Competition in Japan Human Resource Strategies

Foreign Competition in Japan: Human Resource Strategies

1st Edition

Robert J Ballon
October 19, 2013

The Japanese market is an attractive and challenging one. It is essential for foreign companies wanting to establish a growing presence to build operations which are suited to the Japanese. This book focuses on three particular areas: the labour market, the workplace and the market-place. The ...

Foreign Workers and Law Enforcement in Japan

Foreign Workers and Law Enforcement in Japan

1st Edition

Wolfgang Herbert
October 19, 2013

This is a detailed study of the extent to which an increased influx of foreign workers is a threat to law and order in the context of the data-generating process of police statistics and the media coverage of "crimes" committed by foreigners. It shows that a general mood in which foreign workers ...

An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language With Easy Progressive Exercises

An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language: With Easy Progressive Exercises

1st Edition

Tatui Baba
August 07, 2013

When originally published in 1873 one of the aims was to protest against an idea that the Japanese language was very imperfect, and therefore it should be exterminated! The second was to give a general idea of the Japanese language as it is spoken.  ...

An Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases

An Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism: With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases

1st Edition

William M McGovern
August 07, 2013

William Montgomery McGovern’s Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was one of the first books on Mahayana Buddhism written for a Western audience. It predates influential English language overviews of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, A. Watts, and W. Rahula. The author was born in New York City in 1897 and ...

Banking Policy in Japan American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation

Banking Policy in Japan: American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation

1st Edition

William M Tsutsui
August 07, 2013

The unique Japanese banking system has contributed greatly to Japan’s post-war economic advance by investing aggressively in industry and by supporting close government-business relations. The banking sector might not have come to assume such a significant role, however, had American efforts to ...

Black Star Over Japan Rising Forces of Militarism

Black Star Over Japan: Rising Forces of Militarism

1st Edition

Albert Axelbank
August 07, 2013

The Japanese are the only people in the world who have experienced the horror of nuclear weapons with their own flesh. Atomic holocaust was followed by American occupation and the American-inspired, postwar Japanese ‘Peace Constitution’ which explicitly outlawed Japanese military forces and the use...

Broadcasting in Japan Case-studies on Broadcasting Systems

Broadcasting in Japan: Case-studies on Broadcasting Systems

1st Edition

Masami Ito
August 07, 2013

Japan has developed what is arguably the most sophisticated and the most democratic broadcasting system in the world. The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1st September 1923, with its devastation and confusion drove home in its appalling way the importance of being able to broadcast immediate information ...

Japan's Continental Adventure

Japan's Continental Adventure

1st Edition

Ching-Chun Wang
August 07, 2013

This book contains eighteen studies on various important phases of Japan’s invasion of China. The appendix contains the historical declaration by Chiang-Kai-shek setting forth clearly the reasons why China took up arms against Japanese aggression, and a lucid chapter by the veteran sinologist Owen ...

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