Japanese Studies Products

  • Rashomon Effects

    Kurosawa, Rashomon and Their Legacies

    Edited by Blair Davis, Robert Anderson, Jan Walls

    Akira Kurosawa is arguably known as the director who opened up Japanese film to Western audiences, and following his death in 1998, a process of reflection has begun about his life’s work as a whole and its legacy to cinema. Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon has become one of the best-known Japanese…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Modern Korea and Its Others

    By Vladimir Tikhonov

    The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea’s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Japan's Border Issues

    Pitfalls and Prospects

    By Akihiro Iwashita

    Japan was sometimes described as a country of "peace" during the Cold War period, in contrast to the continental border conflicts taking place at the time, such as the China-Soviet rivalry. However, as the maritime frontier was "rediscovered" and defined by the regional powers and legal refinements…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics

    Edited by Alisa Gaunder

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics, featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume is divided into five sections covering: domestic politics civil society social policy…

    Paperback – 2015-11-15 
    Routledge

  • The Far East and Australasia 2016

    47th 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 – 2015-11-11 
    Routledge
    The Europa Regional Surveys of the World

  • Narrative Management in Corporate Japan

    Investor Relations as Pseudo-Reform

    By Chie Yorozu

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-11-10 
    Routledge
    Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

  • Multinational Companies from Japan

    Capabilities, Competitiveness, and Challenges

    Edited by Robert Fitzgerald, Chris Rowley

    Since the bursting of Japan’s bubble economy, from 1990 onwards, its multinational companies (MNCs) have faced new competitive challenges, and questions about the management practices on which they had built their initial success in global markets. Japanese engagement in the international economy…

    Hardback – 2015-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Japanese Security

    Edited by Christopher W Hughes, Yew Meng Lai

    Since the end of the cold war Japan’s security policy has undergone a huge transformation as the country has become an increasingly active member of the international community. This Handbook is the first major volume to examine the current state of Japanese security from both theoretical and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-29 
    Routledge

  • Japanese Gardens

    Symbolism and Design

    By Seiko Goto, Naka Takahiro

    The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Social Inequality in Japan

    By Sawako Shirahase

    Japan was the first Asian country to become a mature industrial society, and throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, was viewed as an ‘all-middle-class society’. However since the 1990s there have been growing doubts as to the real degree of social equality in Japan, particularly in the context of…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia

    Identity Politics, Schooling and Popular Culture

    Edited by Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu, Edward Vickers

    In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

  • Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea

    De-mystifying Stereotypes

    By Hyunjoon Park

    International comparisons of student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading have consistently shown that Japanese and Korean students outperform their peers in other parts of world. Understandably, this has attracted many policymakers and researchers seeking to emulate this success, but…

    Paperback – 2015-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

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