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Call for Papers: Crisis? What Crisis? Continuity, and Change in Japan

Crisis? What Crisis? Continuity, and Change in Japan British Association for Japanese Studies Conference (BAJS) 2018 Conference – Sheffield, UK 5-7 September 2018 Since the collapse of the Bubble Economy, Japan has often been described as being in demographic, economic … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself

Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself By Peter Nosco Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up … Continue reading

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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: The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia Saito, Hiro University of Hawaii Press, December 2016, 264pp. For more information, please visit http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9697-9780824856748.aspx. Seventy years have passed since the end of the Asia-Pacific War, yet Japan remains … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Trends and Determinants of Retirement and Related Policies in Asia

DATE OF EVENT : 8-9 February 2018 VENUE : National University of Singapore WEBSITE : https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/875de504-36eb-4c27-b17f-41de59b1f961 CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: 15 JULY 2017 As many countries enter aging societies and face high costs for public pension funds, governments encourage people … 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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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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