Asian Studies: Japanese Studies

  • Globalization and Japanese "Exceptionalism" in Education

    Insider's Views into a Changing System

    Edited by Ryoko Tsuneyoshi

    Globalization is the most common overriding characteristic of our time, with societies all over the world struggling to change their educational systems to meet what are perceived to be the needs of globalization. This book provides an insider's account of how the Japanese educational system is…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Educational Progressivism, Cultural Encounters and Reform in Japan

    Edited by Yoko Yamasaki, Hiroyuki Kuno

    Educational Progressivism, Cultural Encounters and Reform in Japan provides a critical analysis of educational initiatives, progressive ideas and developments in curriculum and pedagogy in Japan, from 1900 to present day. Drawing on evidence of both cultural encounters and internal drivers for…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge
    Progressive Education

  • The Pacific Basin

    An Introduction

    Edited by Shane J. Barter, Michael Weiner

    The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a new textbook which provides an interdisciplinary and comparative overview of the emerging Pacific world. Interest in the Pacific Basin has increased markedly in recent years, driven largely by the rise of China as a global rival to the United States and Asian…

    Paperback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge

  • Internationalising Japan

    Discourse and Practice

    Edited by Jeremy Breaden, Stacey Steele, Carolyn S. Stevens

    In the twenty-first century, the concept of internationalisation remains a crucial tool for understanding the dynamics of globalising processes. It draws attention to the dimensions of conscious action in inter- and trans-national phenomena, connecting globalisation with individuals’ experience of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Japanese Family

    Touch, Intimacy and Feeling

    By Diana Adis Tahhan

    This book explores how the relationship between child and parent develops in Japan, from the earliest point in a child’s life, through the transition from family to the wider world, first to playschools and then schools. It shows how touch and physical contact are important for engendering intimacy…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Local Politics and National Policy

    Multi-level Conflicts in Japan

    By Ken Victor Leonard Hijino

    This book is about why and how central and local governments clash over important national policy decisions. Its empirical focus is on the local politics of Japan which has significantly shaped, and been shaped by, larger developments in national politics. The book argues that since the 1990s,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

    Edited by Yun-Han Chu, Tun-Jen Cheng

    This handbook provides an in-depth analysis of the dynamics as well as prospects of democratization in East Asia. 30 leading scholars and experts in the field offer chapter by chapter discussion at both the country and the regional level by examining the interaction between the domestic and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge

  • Asian Financial Integration

    Impacts of the Global Crisis and Options for Regional Policies

    Edited by Yiping Huang, Shiro Armstrong

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, Asia is leading the global recovery with strong economic growth. However, this book argues that, in the coming years, the region will need to play a much more active role in shaping the future global financial system and, in turn, suggests policy…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk

    By Ra Mason

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

  • Contemporary Japanese Architecture

    Tracing the Next Generation

    By James Steele

    Contemporary Japanese Architecture presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural framework that informs the work of all Japanese architects, as an introduction to an in-depth investigation of the challenges now occupying the contemporary designers who will be the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Management Control Systems in Japan

    By Takashi Shimizu

     As the world's third-ranking economic power, Japan's style of management such as the lifetime employment system, the seniority system and an enterprise union have been well studied. However, little else is known about the Japanese management control systems (MCSs) and management accounting…

    Hardback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

  • Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia

    Epistemologies, practices and locales

    Edited by Ravi Baghel, Lea Stepan, Joseph K.W. Hill

    The dramatic transformation of our planet by human actions has been heralded as the coming of the new epoch of the Anthropocene. Human relations with water raise some of the most urgent questions in this regard. The starting point of this book is that these changes should not be seen as the result…

    Hardback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

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