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  • 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

  • Modern Japan

    A Social and Political History, 3rd Edition

    By Elise K. Tipton

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-25 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Japan - A State Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

    By Yasuhiro Nakasone

    In this important, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging study, Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of the most highly regarded former prime ministers of Japan, considers what should be Japan's strategic direction in the twenty-first century. Japan is often accused of lacking a vision, being slow to respond to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Routledge

  • Identity Change and Foreign Policy

    Japan and its 'Others'

    Edited by Linus Hagstrom

    Identity has become an explicit focus of International Relations theory in the past two to three decades, with one case attracting and puzzling many early identity scholars: Japan. These constructivist scholars typically ascribed Japan a ‘pacifist’ or ‘antimilitarist’ identity – an identity which…

    Hardback – 2015-08-12 
    Routledge

  • EU-Japan Relations, 1970-2012

    From Confrontation to Global Partnership

    Edited by Jörn Keck, Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Franz Waldenberger

    This book presents a comprehensive overview of EU-Japan relations from 1970 to the present. It charts developments over the period, analyses key specific areas of importance to the relationship, and concludes by assessing how the relationship is likely to develop going forward. Throughout, the book…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan

    By Denis Gainty

    In 1895, the newly formed Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association (Dainippon Butokukai) held its first annual Martial Virtue Festival (butokusai) in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Festival marked the arrival of a new iteration of modern Japan, as the Butokukai’s efforts to define and popularise…

    Paperback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Nationalism and Power Politics in Japan's Relations with China

    A Neoclassical Realist Interpretation

    By Yew Meng Lai

    Despite flourishing economic interactions and deepening interdependence, the current political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and China remains lukewarm at best. Indeed, bilateral relations reached an unprecedented nadir during the spring of 2005, and again more recently in autumn 2012,…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge
    Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

  • The Post-war Roots of Japanese Political Malaise

    By Dagfinn Gatu

    Writings on post-war Japanese politics have tended to take for granted the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as inevitable, without questioning how this came about. This book analyses the nature of Japanese party politics over the first four decades following the Second World War,…

    Hardback – 2015-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Green Politics in Japan

    By Lam Peng-Er

    An important comparative study of Japanese politics that reveals that green issues have yet to displace the traditional urban politics of post-industrial Japan. This is unlike the rise of green parties and politics in Europe. Unlike Europe, it seems that political values in Japan are still…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge

  • Security and Conflict in East Asia

    Edited by Andrew T. H. Tan

    Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and thorough analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula, China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these, and is a…

    Hardback – 2015-05-19
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Examining Japan's Lost Decades

    Edited by Yoichi Funabashi, Barak Kushner

    This book examines five features of Japan’s ‘Lost Decades’: the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan’s earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing…

    Hardback – 2015-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

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