Tag Archives: modern Japan

Fun Link Friday: ‘Tokyo-ized’ Cities

As I wrap up my two years of research here in Tokyo (and miss Fun Link Fridays in my haste, sorry!), I’m left thinking about how one of the biggest culture shocks will simply be the change in urban scenery. Even … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan By Genaro Castro-Vázquez © 2016 – Routledge 214 pages | 1 B/W Illus. https://www.routledge.com/Intimacy-and-Reproduction-in-Contemporary-Japan/Castro-Vazquez/p/book/9781138640443 About the Book This book presents an ethnographic investigation of intimate and reproductive behaviour in current Japanese society, grounded in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Media Convergence in Japan

Media Convergence in Japan, co-edited with Patrick W. Galbraith  This collection of essays explores the convergences and divergences arising from the digital transition in Japanese media culture. The ebook version has been published for free and open access in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats for download from the Internet … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education

Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education Peter Cave Balancing the development of autonomy with that of social interdependence is a crucial aim of education in any society, but nowhere has it been more hotly debated than … Continue reading

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Resource: Gender Statistics Database

Today we briefly introduce a resource for those interested in gender studies in modern Japan: the Gender Statistics Database. This source is almost entirely presented in a bilingual format. As stated on the site: The Gender Statistics Database by National … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Science, Technology and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

David G. Wittner and Philip C. Brown, eds., Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) has just been released by Routledge Press. Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

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 … Continue reading

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