This well-established series with one of the pre-eminent institutions for Japanese Studies in Europe is being re-launched to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the subject at Sheffield with a new editorial team to reflect the range of disciplines and approaches being pursued in Japanese Studies today. Contributions are actively sought from both early career and established scholars seeking to present cutting-edge research on topics related to contemporary, modern and pre-modern Japan in the humanities and social sciences, with cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work being particularly welcome. Informal enquiries about potential publications can be made to the series editors, Dr Saori Shibata and Dr Thomas McAuley. For the submission of formal proposals please contact Stephanie Rogers at [email protected].
Expatriates in Japanese Firms Experiences and Expectations of Workers from China and Vietnam
Hegemony and the US‒Japan Alliance
Risk and Securitization in Japan 1945-60
The Politics of War Memory in Japan Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War
Japanese Capitalism and Modernity in a Global Era Re-fabricating Lifetime Employment Relations
Nikkeiren and Japanese Capitalism
By Chie Yorozu
January 29, 2024
Focusing on the experiences of foreign employees working in Japanese firms, this book identifies the trends and realities facing both expatriates and firms in the current landscape of the Japanese labour market. By utilising interview data from both expatriates and Japanese HR staff, this study ...
By Julie Gilson
December 09, 2019
Presenting the history of relations between the European Union and Japan, this book explains the origins and significance of the momentous 2018 Economic Partnership Agreement and its parallel Strategic Partnership Agreement. Set within the historical context of the 1991 Hague Declaration and ...
By Misato Matsuoka
June 18, 2018
It is widely recognised that the increasing importance of the US‒Japan alliance is strongly linked to emerging threats in the Asia Pacific, with China’s rise and the ambitions of North Korea having brought the two allies closer together. This book, however, seeks to question whether these factors ...
By Piers R. Williamson
October 23, 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By Peter Matanle
January 20, 2016
First Published in 2004. This book provides an in-depth examination of one of the most central and defining aspects of capitalist modernity in contemporary Japan-the lifetime employment system. It investigates the key themes surrounding the system, including the work attitudes and values of ...
By 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 ...
By Chie Yorozu
December 03, 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 ...
By Yew Meng Lai
July 31, 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, ...