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  • Animism in Contemporary Japan

    Voices for the Anthropocene from post-Fukushima Japan

    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 – 2018-10-23 
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Comfort Women and Post-Occupation Corporate Japan

    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

  • National Identity and Japanese Revisionism

    Abe Shinzo’s vision of a beautiful Japan and its limits

    By Michal Kolmas

    Japan has experienced a radical shift in its self-perception. Before and during World War II, Japan’s bushidō militarism led to its great colonial ventures in Asia and beyond. After the humiliating defeat and inscription of a peaceful constitution by the United States however, Japan embraced a…

    Hardback – 2018-10-05 
    Routledge Studies on the Asia-Pacific Region

  • A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture

    Wandering madness

    By Iwao Akita

    A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture: Wandering Madness explores differences between Western and Japanese models of mental health. It argues that while the advent of modern mental health has brought about seminal changes in our understanding of and relationship to those…

    Paperback – 2018-09-28 
    Research in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies

  • Intercultural Communication in Japan

    Theorizing Homogenizing Discourse

    Edited by Satoshi Toyosaki, Shinsuke Eguchi

    Japan is heterogeneous and culturally diverse, both historically through ancient waves of immigration and in recent years due to its foreign relations and internationalization. However, Japan has socially, culturally, politically, and intellectually constructed a distinct and homogeneous identity.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-25 

  • Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

    By Francesca Di Marco

    Japan’s suicide phenomenon has fascinated both the media and academics, although many questions and paradoxes embedded in the debate on suicide have remained unaddressed in the existing literature, including the assumption that Japan is a "Suicide Nation". This tendency causes common misconceptions…

    Paperback – 2018-08-25 

  • The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts

    By Raul Sanchez Garcia

    This is the first long-term analysis of the development of Japanese martial arts, connecting ancient martial traditions with the martial arts practised today. The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts captures the complexity of the emergence and development of martial traditions within the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • English Language Teaching during Japan's Post-war Occupation

    Politics and Pedagogy

    By Mayumi Ohara, John Buchanan

    In 1945 Japan had to adjust very rapidly to sudden defeat, to the arrival of the American Occupation and to the encounter with the English language, together with a different outlook on many aspects of society and government. This scholarly book is based on in-depth interviews with people, now aged…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan

    The mythology of Mt. Miwa

    By Masanobu Suzuki

    Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28

  • Daoism in Japan

    Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture

    Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo

    Power Struggles

    By Alexander James Brown

    This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of citizen activism in Tokyo, it also situates the movement within the framework of a global struggle for democracy, from…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

  • Being Young in Super-Aging Japan

    Formative Events and Cultural Reactions

    Edited by Patrick Heinrich, Christian Galan

    Japan is not only the oldest society in the world today, but also the oldest society to have ever existed. This aging trend, however, presents many challenges to contemporary Japan, as it permeates all areas of life, from the economy and welfare to social cohesion and population decline. Nobody is…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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