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The University of Sheffield/Routledge Japanese Studies Series


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This well-established series with one of the pre-eminent institutions for Japanese Studies in Europe publishes cutting-edge research and authoritative introductory texts on modern Japan and the Japanese. Editorial policy encourages leading and promising younger scholars to contribute especially social scientific analysis on a wide range of Japan-related subjects.

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Regional Risk and Security in Japan Whither the everyday

Regional Risk and Security in Japan: Whither the everyday

1st Edition

By Glenn D. Hook, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea
May 27, 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 ...

Decoding Boundaries in Contemporary Japan The Koizumi Administration and Beyond

Decoding Boundaries in Contemporary Japan: The Koizumi Administration and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Glenn D. Hook
February 27, 2015

This book sheds light on the changing nature of contemporary Japan by decoding a range of political, economic and social boundaries. With a focus on the period following the inauguration of Prime Minister Koizumi Junichirō, the book grows out of a recognition that, with the Koizumi administration ...

Japan and Okinawa Structure and Subjectivity

Japan and Okinawa: Structure and Subjectivity

1st Edition

Edited By Glen D. Hook, Richard Siddle
December 22, 2014

Japan and Okinawa provides an up-to-date, coherent and theoretically informed examination of Okinawa from the perspective of political economy and society. It combines a focus on structure and subjectivity as a way to analyze Okinawa, Okinawans and their relationship with global, regional and ...

The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan

The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan

1st Edition

By Takeda Hiroko
August 12, 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 ...

Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan

Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan

1st Edition

By Richard M. Siddle
April 10, 2014

Once thought of as a 'vanishing people', the Ainu are now reasserting both their culture and their claims to be the 'indigenous' people of Japan. Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan is the first major study to trace the outlines of Ainu history. It explores the ways in which competing versions ...

Race and Migration in Imperial Japan

Race and Migration in Imperial Japan

1st Edition

By Michael Weiner
January 30, 2014

A high degree of cultural and racial homogeneity has long been associated with Japan, with its political discourse and with the lexicon of post-war Japanese scholarship. This book examines underlying assumptions. The author provides an analysis of racial discourse in Japan, its articulation and ...

Interfirm Networks in the Japanese Electronics Industry

Interfirm Networks in the Japanese Electronics Industry

1st Edition

By Ralph Paprzycki
October 23, 2013

Interfirm Networks in the Japanese Electronics Industry analyses changes in production networks in the Japanese electronics industry. Japan's post-war success in the assembly industries is frequently attributed to innovative approaches to the organization of production: Japanese assemblers have ...

Japan and the G7/8 1975-2002

Japan and the G7/8: 1975-2002

1st Edition

By Hugo Dobson
October 23, 2013

This book analyses Japan's international relations and participation in the multilateral forum, the G8, since its creation in 1975. The author explores the motivation of the Japanese government and non-governmental actor's aims and objectives and examines how and to what extent they have been ...

Japan's Middle East Security Policy Theory and Cases

Japan's Middle East Security Policy: Theory and Cases

1st Edition

By Yukiko Miyagi
March 17, 2011

This study examines how Japanese policy toward Middle East security issues is shaped by the need to both maintain Japan’s security alliance with the US and its oil relationship with states in the Middle East. Yukiko Miyagi introduces the historic roots of Japan’s policy, and then focuses on the ...

Japanese Cinema and Otherness Nationalism, Multiculturalism and the Problem of Japaneseness

Japanese Cinema and Otherness: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and the Problem of Japaneseness

1st Edition

By Mika Ko
July 27, 2011

Over the last 20 years, ethnic minority groups have been increasingly featured in Japanese Films. However, the way these groups are presented has not been a subject of investigation. This study examines the representation of so-called Others – foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans – in ...

The Internationalization of Japan

The Internationalization of Japan

1st Edition

Edited By Glenn D. Hook, Michael Weiner
November 01, 2011

The Internationalization of Japan provides the English-speaking reader with the opportunity to hear what some of Japan's leading social scientists and other commentators have to say about the internationalization of their country as well as their country's impact overseas.The topic is of extreme ...

Japan and Britain at War and Peace

Japan and Britain at War and Peace

1st Edition

Edited By Hugo Dobson, Nobuko Kosuge
February 14, 2013

Since the events of the Second World War the relationship between Japan and Britain has undergone an extraordinary transformation, from bitter conflict to peaceful alliance. Japan and Britain at War and Peace is a multilayered examination of this bilateral relationship with an emphasis on the issue...

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