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Book Announcement: Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

Holthus, B. and Manzenreiter, W. eds. 2017. Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan London/New York. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Life-Course-Happiness-and-Well-being-in-Japan/Holthus-Manzenreiter/p/book/9781138290594 https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Well-being-Institute-Routledge-Japanese/dp/1138290599. This book investigates the connections between sociostructural aspects, individual agency and happiness in contemporary Japan from a life course perspective. For the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Happiness and the Good Life in Japan

Manzenreiter, W. and Holthus, B. eds. 2017. Happiness and the Good Life in Japan. London/New York. Routledge. About the book:  Contemporary Japan is in a state of transition, caused by the forces of globalization that are derailing its ailing economy, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan Kumiko Nemoto ILR Press http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100219580&fa=author&person_id=5396 The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan

Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan edited by Kaori H. Okano Critical Studies in Asian Education series About the Book Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan critically examines an aspect of education that has received little attention to date: … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Male Circumcision in Japan

Castro-Vázquez, Genaro (2015) Male Circumcision in Japan. New York: Palgrave. ISBN 9781137518750 About the book Male Circumcision in Japan provides an in-depth examination of anthropological and sociological developments in Japan which challenge the accepted biomedical view of male circumcision as … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan, H.Suzuki (ed.), 2013, Routledge, Japan Anthropology Workshop Series Abstract: This book, based on extensive original research, explores the various ways in which Japanese people think about death and how they approach the process of dying … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom (Routledge) By Brian J. McVeigh Paperback: 978-0-415-73016-7; Hardback: 978-0-415-73014-3 Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy “how to” guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting … Continue reading

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