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  • Denying the Comfort Women

    The Japanese State's Assault on Historical Truth

    Edited by Rumiko Nishino, Puja Kim, Akane Onozawa

    Planned, instituted and run by the Japanese Imperial Military during the Asia-Pacific war, the ‘comfort women’ system remains hugely controversial. Although political leaders often contest the role of coercion, many argue that the ‘comfort women’ were mobilized forcibly, through processes of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Articulating Asia in Japanese Higher Education

    Policy, Partnership and Mobility

    By Jeremy Breaden

    This book is a study of cross-border activity in and around Japanese universities, employing ‘Asia’ as the cornerstone of inquiry. It offers qualitative, case-based analysis of Asia-oriented student mobility and partnership projects, framed by critical evaluation of discourses and texts concerning…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Higher Education

  • The Evolution of English Language Learners in Japan

    Crossing Japan, the West, and South East Asia

    By Yoko Kobayashi

    This book seeks a better understanding of the sociocultural and ideological factors that influence English study in Japan and study-abroad contexts such as university-bound high schools, female-dominant English classes at college, ESL schools in Canada, and private or university-affiliated ESL…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Language Education

  • Trust and Mistrust in Contemporary Japanese Politics

    Edited by Kerstin Lukner, Alexandra Sakaki

    This book offers a timely examination of the role of trust – or lack thereof – in contemporary Japanese politics. It portrays the political trust deficit prevalent in Japan through a unique range of case studies, illustrating how mistrust, rather than trust, impacts politics in Japan today. The…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Social Inequality in Post-Growth Japan

    Transformation during Economic and Demographic Stagnation

    Edited by David Chiavacci, Carola Hommerich

    In recent decades Japan has changed from a strongly growing, economically successful nation regarded as prime example of social equality and inclusion, to a nation with a stagnating economy, a shrinking population and a very high proportion of elderly people. Within this, new forms of inequality…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Global Politico-Economic Crises

    The Pragmatic Approach

    By Keiichiro Komatsu

    The 1997 Asian Crisis and 9/11 were turning points for the world economy. The two events reminded the Western World of the dynamic impacts of globalisation and the increased uncertainty the world was facing. This book examines the threats to the world economy arising in the wake of the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Translingual Words

    An East Asian Lexical Encounter with English

    By Jieun Kiaer

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • The Rise of State-Led Economic Regionalism in East Asia

    By Min Shu

    East Asia regionalism took a dramatic turn after the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997-98. Within the newly established regional framework, East Asian states have taken the initiatives to negotiate free trade agreements, pursue cross-country financial collaboration, and build effective regional…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

  • War and Responsibility in Japan

    The Role of the Emperor and the War Occupation Debates

    By Kiyohiko Toyama

    War and Responsibility in Japan is a reappraisal of the role of the Emperor and his responsibility for Japan's conduct during the Second World War. It concentrates on the immediate postwar period when Japan was still occupied by the US, when these debates were first aired. It will be an invaluable&…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge
    Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

  • Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia

    Edited by James D. J. Brown, Jeff Kingston

    Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia has been specifically designed to introduce students to Japan’s foreign relations in Asia since 1990, a period in which there have been dramatic developments in Japan, including the reinterpretation of the Constitution and expanded US-Japan defence cooperation. The…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Match-Fixing in Sport

    Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond

    Edited by Stacey Steele, Hayden Opie

    Match-fixing represents a greater potential threat to the integrity of sport than doping. It has been linked to organised crime, illegal drugs and money-laundering. Law enforcement and sporting authorities are struggling to establish legal and regulatory responses to this emerging threat,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport and Corruption

  • Japan's Quest for Stability in Southeast Asia

    Navigating the Turning Points in Postwar Asia

    By Taizo Miyagi

    More than any other region in the world, Asia has witnessed tremendous change in the post-war era. A continent once engulfed by independence and revolution, and later by the Cold War and civil war, has now been transformed into the world’s most economically dynamic region. What caused this change…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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