Japanese Culture & Society Products

  • Understanding Japanese Society

    5th Edition

    By Joy Hendry

    With the ever growing contact between Japan and the rest of the world comes an increasingly important need to understand a society that is fascinating but still often confusing to the outsider. In this brand new fifth edition of Understanding Japanese Society Joy Hendry brings the reader up-to-date…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31 
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Japanese Culture Through Videogames

    1st Edition

    By Rachael Hutchinson

    The main aim of this book is to provide a critical analysis of Japanese videogames through a focus on culture, demonstrating that videogames are as much a site of cultural negotiation and identity formation as literary and filmic texts have been regarded in the past. Japanese anxieties over…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Heinrich, Yumiko Ohara

    Presenting new approaches and results previously inaccessible in English, the Routledge Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics provides an insight into the language and society of contemporary Japan from a fresh perspective. While it was once believed that Japan was a linguistically homogenous…

    Hardback – 2019-06-24 

  • Climate Change Policy in Japan

    From the 1980s to 2015, 1st Edition

    By Yasuko Kameyama

    Amidst growing environmental concerns worldwide, Japan is seen as particularly vulnerable to the effects of changing climate. This book considers Japan’s response to the climate change problem from the late 1980s up to the present day, assessing how the Japanese government’s policy-making…

    Paperback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    This new and fully updated second edition of Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary textbook written by leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Students will gain the analytical insights and information necessary to…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05 

  • The Soul of the Far East

    1st Edition

    By Percival Lowell

    First published in 1908, this volume explored Japanese culture and society for British readers in the wake of the Anglo-Japanese treaty of 1902. Japan’s recent victory over the Russian Empire in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-5 had represented the first victory of an Asian power over its Western…

    Hardback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge Revivals

  • Happiness and the Good Life in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wolfram Manzenreiter, Barbara Holthus

    Contemporary Japan is in a state of transition, caused by the forces of globalization that are derailing its ailing economy, stalemating the political establishment and generating alternative lifestyles and possibilities of the self. Amongst this nascent change, Japanese society is confronted with…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03

  • The History of Sino-Japanese Cultural Exchange

    1st Edition

    By Jun Teng

    This book traces back to the history of Japanese civilization, clarifies the unique thinking mode of Japanese nation, analyses the unique aesthetic viewpoints. It also describes the communication history of culture between China and Japan from BC 3rd century to the Late Qing Dynasty. Taking the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    China Perspectives

  • Animism in Contemporary Japan

    Voices for the Anthropocene from post-Fukushima Japan, 1st Edition

    By Shoko Yoneyama

    ‘Postmodern animism’ first emerged in grassroots Japan in the aftermath of mercury poisoning in Minamata and the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima. Fusing critiques of modernity with intangible cultural heritages, it represents a philosophy of the life-world, where nature is a manifestation of a…

    Hardback – 2018-11-28
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Corporate Governance and Effectiveness

    Why Companies Win or Lose, 1st Edition

    By Dipak R. Basu, Victoria Miroshnik

    The book looks at the corporate management system and how it affects company performance. The main theme revolves around the notion that when a company values its workers and their satisfaction, that company can achieve success. The book is unique in its quantitative perspective and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance

  • Sikh Diaspora in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Masako Azuma

    The Sikh community is one of the largest groups of Indians abroad and many studies of these migrants have been conducted. The Sikh temples which are called gurdwaras are seen at all the places where Sikh migrants have settled. As other Indian migrants, Sikhs too have struggled to maintain their…

    Hardback – 2018-10-16

  • Comfort Women and Post-Occupation Corporate Japan

    1st Edition

    By Caroline Norma

    This book provides an overview of the Japanese sex industry in the years of Japan’s postwar economic boom. It argues that the origins of gender inequality in contemporary Japan resulted from the policies put in place during this period, when there was instituted a “sexual contract” which provided…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

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