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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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Japan's Changing Role in Humanitarian Crises

Japan's Changing Role in Humanitarian Crises

1st Edition

By Yukiko Nishikawa
February 13, 2013

Extensive news coverage of humanitarian crises, especially on television, has led to a strong public awareness of the importance of humanitarian activities. This innovative book examines the evolution of Japan’s response to humanitarian crises, placing it in the context of global ...

Greater China and Japan Prospects for an Economic Partnership in East Asia

Greater China and Japan: Prospects for an Economic Partnership in East Asia

1st Edition

By Robert Taylor
May 09, 1996

Contemporary relations between Greater China and Japan have been conditioned both by differing responses to the impact of Western colonialism during the mid-nineteenth century and the legacy of the Cold War. There are mutual suspicions: the Chinese fear of a Japanese military revival and the ...

Japan and the Pacific Free Trade Area

Japan and the Pacific Free Trade Area

1st Edition

By Pekka Korhonen
October 18, 1994

As the end of the century approaches, the Asian-Pacific region is becoming the most important economic area in the world. Pekka Korhonen examines the nature of Japan's economic rise since World War II, and its relations with other countries in the Pacific area. This in turn led to an optimistic ...

Japan's Economic Power and Security Japan and North Korea

Japan's Economic Power and Security: Japan and North Korea

1st Edition

By Christopher W. Hughes
July 22, 1999

Is Japan re-emerging as a normal, or even a great, military power in regional and global security affairs? This Adelphi Paper assesses the overall trajectory of Japan’s security policy over the last decade, and the impact of a changing Japanese military posture on the stability of East Asia. The ...

Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce

Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce

1st Edition

By Beverley Bishop
November 14, 2012

Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce contributes to the debate about the impact of globalisation upon women. It examines the effect of restructuring upon women's employment in Japan and describes the actions women are taking individually and collectively to campaign for change in their...

Japan and East Asian Monetary Regionalism Towards a Proactive Leadership Role?

Japan and East Asian Monetary Regionalism: Towards a Proactive Leadership Role?

1st Edition

By Shigeko Hayashi
November 14, 2012

Based on original fieldwork including interviews held with Japanese officials, this text provides important new insight into Japan and East Asian relations, principally through the close examination of changes in Japan’s regional policy. Furthering discussions on Japan’s new regional activism, ...

Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs

Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs

1st Edition

By Purnendra Jain
November 14, 2012

This book moves away from the common belief that Japan’s international relations are firmly the preserve of the national government in Japan’s highly centralised political system. Examining examples of subnational governments (SNGs) across Japan the book uncovers a significant and generally ...

Japan's International Relations Politics, Economics and Security

Japan's International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security

3rd Edition

By Glenn D. Hook, Julie Gilson, Christopher W. Hughes, Hugo Dobson
October 12, 2011

The latest edition of this comprehensive and user-friendly textbook provides a single volume resource for all those studying Japan's international relations. It offers a clear and concise introduction to the most important aspects of Japan's role in the globalized economy of the twenty-first ...

Asian Regionalism and Japan The Politics of Membership in Regional Diplomatic, Financial and Trade Groups

Asian Regionalism and Japan: The Politics of Membership in Regional Diplomatic, Financial and Trade Groups

1st Edition

By Shintaro Hamanaka
October 11, 2011

This book explores the essential nature of regionalism by conducting a comprehensive analysis of more than 30 regionalist proposals made by Japan and other Asian countries throughout the post-war period. Shintaro Hamanaka examines the whole post war period and covers all regionalist ...

Japan's National Identity and Foreign Policy Russia as Japan's 'Other'

Japan's National Identity and Foreign Policy: Russia as Japan's 'Other'

1st Edition

By Alexander Bukh
July 11, 2011

This book is the first attempt to examine Japan’s relations with Russia from the perspective of national identity; providing a new interpretation of Japan’s perceptions of Russia and foreign policy. Alexander Bukh focuses on the construction of the Japanese self using Russia as the other, ...

Japan's Security Policy and the ASEAN Regional Forum The Search for Multilateral Security in the Asia-Pacific

Japan's Security Policy and the ASEAN Regional Forum: The Search for Multilateral Security in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

By Takeshi Yuzawa
July 21, 2010

Based on primary resources, including documents and extensive interviews with Japanese policy makers, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed empirical analysis of Japan’s involvement in Asia-Pacific security multilateralism after the end of the Cold War with special reference to the ARF. ...

Japan's Relations With China Facing a Rising Power

Japan's Relations With China: Facing a Rising Power

1st Edition

Edited By Peng Er Lam
May 26, 2009

The essays in this collection examine Sino-Japanese political relations given the phenomenon of ‘a rising China and a stagnating Japan’. Questioning whether their relationship is one of cooperation or conflict, the book reviews China and Japan’s bilateral ties to see whether they have deepened and ...

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