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Book Announcement: Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan

Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan Edited by Patricia G. Steinhoff Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies No. 77 2014, viii + 187 pages, ISBN 978-1-929280-83-4. Paper only. $20.00 https://www.cjspubs.lsa.umich.edu/books/list/mono77.php Published by the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan Oleg Benesch Oxford University Press. “Inventing the Way of the Samurai examines the development of the ‘way of the samurai’ – bushidō – which is popularly viewed as a defining … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Goddess and the Dragon: A Study on Identity Strength and Psychosocial Resilience in Japan

The Goddess and the Dragon: A Study on Identity Strength and Psychosocial Resilience in Japan Author: Patrick Hein Book Description: Neoliberal globalization affects the livelihoods and socio-economic conditions of people all over the world. This is also true for Japan where … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Regionalizing Culture: the Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

Nissim Otmazgin Regionalizing Culture: the Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia University of Hawai’i Press This ambitious work provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded study of the production, circulation, and reception of Japanese popular culture in Asia. While many … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism Edited by Sébastien Lechevalier Translated by J. A. A. Stockwin Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Routledge Description In the 1980s the performance of Japan’s economy was an international success story, and led many economists … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie and Ulrike Wöhr, Routledge, 2014 Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868 by Brian Woodall 300 pages  Pubdate: 06/17/2014  6 x 9  5 figures, 12 tables The world’s third largest economy and a stable democracy, Japan remains a significant world power; but its economy has … Continue reading

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