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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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Call for Papers: Hate Speech in Korea, Japan, and France: A Comparative Approach

Call-For-Papers International Workshop HATE SPEECH IN KOREA, JAPAN AND FRANCE: A COMPARATIVE APPROACH Jan. 17(Wed) – 18(Thu), 2018 Ritsumeikan University, Japan ORGANIZERS: Asia Center, Seoul National University, Korea Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), France Institute of International … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: History of Japanese Psychology

The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875–1950 by Brian J. McVeigh, Bloomsbury Press, 2017.  ISBN-13: 978-1474283083 // ISBN-10: 147428308X During the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries the individual became the basic, self-contained unit of society whose interior life was increasingly … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Return Migration Decisions: A Study on Highly Skilled Chinese in Japan

Return Migration Decisions: A Study on Highly Skilled Chinese in Japan by Ruth Achenbach Wiesbaden: Springer VS. http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658160265 Ruth Achenbach develops a model of individual return migration decision making, which examines both the process and the decisive factors in return … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Amazon Priest Delivery?

A quickie fun link this week! The modern world poses a lot of challenges for what many consider older, more traditional ways of life. A recent New York Times article talked about one of these questions of becoming obsolete or … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia: Debating Democracy in Japan

The Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia will be held at the University of Wollongong from 26 to 30 June 2017. The Call for Papers is now open. The conference takes place seventy years since the revised … 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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