Asian Studies: Japanese Studies

  • Japan’s Search for Strategic Security Partnerships book cover

    Japan’s Search for Strategic Security Partnerships

    Edited by Gauri Khandekar, Bart Gaens

    As tensions between China and Japan increase, including over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan has adopted under Prime Minister Abe a new security posture. This involves, internally, adapting Japan’s constitutional position on defence and, externally, building stronger international…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • The Beatles in Japan book cover

    The Beatles in Japan

    By Carolyn Stevens

    Following their first tour to Japan in 1966, the Beatles would become an important part of Japan’s postwar cultural development and its deepening relationship with the West. By the 1960s Japan’s dramatic rise in prosperity and the self-confidence of the country’s ‘economic miracle’ period were…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Can Japan Ever Recover? book cover

    Can Japan Ever Recover?

    By Leo Lewis

    It is now more than a decade since the bursting of Japan's economic bubble. Despite ten years of promised reform, its problems are still spiralling out of control. In the course of the next two years many of these problems, either for domestic or external reasons, will reach breaking point. Lewis…

    Hardback – 2017-12-03 
    Routledge

  • Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics: Securing the Seas Securing the State book cover

    Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics

    Securing the Seas Securing the State

    By Christian Wirth

    Grounded in extensive empirical research, Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics addresses the major issues of geopolitics in the region that have been and will continue to shape the international politics of the Asia-Pacific for years to come. Covering the nation-states…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Tokyo Roji: The Diversity and Versatility of Alleys in a City in Transition book cover

    Tokyo Roji

    The Diversity and Versatility of Alleys in a City in Transition

    By Heide Imai

    Heide Imai is Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, GIS, Hosei University and Research Associate at Keio University, Tokyo. Licensed as architect, her research, teaching, and practice focus is urban resistance, resilience and the future of vernacular…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Japan’s World Power: Assessment, Outlook and Vision book cover

    Japan’s World Power

    Assessment, Outlook and Vision

    Edited by Guibourg Delamotte

    Since the end of the 1960s, Japan’s power in the world has largely been linked to its economic successes, whilst it has pursued a decidedly pacifist post-war foreign policy. Recently, however, there has been talk of Constitutional reform, especially since the new security legislation of 2016.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • The Japanese Adult Video Industry book cover

    The Japanese Adult Video Industry

    By Heung-Wah Wong, Hoi-yan Yau

    Unlike many other books on pornography which concentrate on arguments about restricting or not restricting pornography, this book focuses on the production of adult videos. It outlines and examines the industrial dynamics of the industry, its strategies, technological capabilities and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Introducing Japanese Popular Culture book cover

    Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

    Edited by Alisa Freedman, Toby Slade

    Specifically designed for use on a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date overview of a wide variety of media forms. It uses particular case studies as a way into examining the broader themes in Japanese…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge

  • Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods book cover

    Rivers and Society

    Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods

    Edited by Malcolm Cooper, Abhik Chakraborty, Shamik Chakraborty

    Rivers and their watersheds constitute some of the most dynamic and complex landscapes. Rivers have sustained human communities, and human societies have utilized and altered river flows in a number of ways for millennia. However, the level of human impact on rivers, and on watershed environments,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • The Far East and Australasia 2018 book cover

    The Far East and Australasia 2018

    49th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    This comprehensive survey of the countries of East and South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, along with 22 Pacific islands, fully revised to reflect current economic and political developments, is an essential resource for the Asia-Pacific region. Calendar of Political Events A calendar of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    The Europa Regional Surveys of the World

  • The New Global Politics of the Asia-Pacific: Conflict and Cooperation in the Asian Century book cover

    The New Global Politics of the Asia-Pacific

    Conflict and Cooperation in the Asian Century, 3rd Edition

    By Michael K. Connors, Rémy Davison, Jörn Dosch

    Now in its new and fully updated third edition, The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific continues to provide a compelling analysis of a region undergoing dramatic changes. Based on new research and offering fresh interpretation, this edition evaluates the prospects for continuing US dominance…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Risk and Securitization in Japan: 1945-60 book cover

    Risk and Securitization in Japan

    1945-60

    By Piers R. Williamson

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-28 
    Routledge
    Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

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