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Japan: The Precarious Future

Anne Allison (ed.)

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In Japan: The Precarious Future, a group of distinguished scholars of Japanese economics, politics, law, and society examine the various roads that might lie ahead for this East Asian nation. Will ... More


Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Yasuhito Kinoshita

Christie Kiefer (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Faced with the decline of the traditional family and the explosive growth of the over-sixty-five population, the Japanese are looking for new ways to care for their elders. This study documents the ... More


Transnational Activism, the Local, and Japanese Civil Society

Simon Avenell

in Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867133
eISBN:
9780824873721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867133.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reiterates the central argument that the experience with industrial pollution in 1960s and 1970s Japan nurtured an “environmental injustice paradigm” which, in turn, fueled transnational ... More


Translator’s Introduction: The People in the War

Ethan Mark

in Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165686
eISBN:
9780231538596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165686.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter discusses the common misconceptions surrounding Japanese wartime behavior during and after World War II. More specifically, it questions the distinction between the Japanese ... More


Occupational Rehabilitation

Lee K. Pennington

in Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452574
eISBN:
9780801455629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452574.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter talks about the postwar transformation of Japanese disabled veterans into casualties of history. Despite the accolades of the late 1930s and early 1940s, public acclaim for wounded ... More


The Vision of America: Bringing Television to Japan

Simon Partner

in Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217928
eISBN:
9780520923171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217928.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter argues that despite the gloomy economic conditions of the early postwar years, some entrepreneurs found immense business opportunities in the emerging new technologies of mass ... More


Transpacific Complicity and Comparatist Strategy: Failure in Decolonization and the Rise of Japanese Nationalism

Naoki Sakai

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Japanese nationalism has gained its peculiar belligerence against the background of the loss of hope. The loss of hope reflects many aspects of Japanese society today, two of which are an increasing ... More


The Coexistence of Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism, 1997–2015

Hiro Saito

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824856748
eISBN:
9780824873714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Between 1997 and 2015, the history problem became more complex due to changes in both domestic and international situations of the three countries. The LDP returned to power, but it had to form a ... More


Ageing and intergenerational relations in Japan

Misa Izuhara

in Comparing social policies: Exploring new perspectives in Britain and Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343666
eISBN:
9781447301967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343666.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The ageing of the population has affected many industrial societies, upsetting the existing balance of financial, material and instrumental resources across generations. The remarkable speed of ... More


Sexual Harassment in Japan

Yukiko Tsunoda

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter focuses on the very brief history of Japanese sexual harassment laws and presents the landmark Japanese court decision in the Fukuoka case, which introduced the concept of sexual ... More


Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

James R. Brandon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

According to a myth constructed after Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945, kabuki was a pure, classical art form with no real place in modern Japanese society. This book calls this view ... More


The Great Kant? Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

J. Charles Schencking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162180
eISBN:
9780231535069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated eastern Japan, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. This book tells the graphic tale of Tokyo's destruction and ... More


A Potent Populism

James Reilly

in Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158060
eISBN:
9780231528085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158060.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines policy debates over China's relations with Japan from 1997 through 2008, highlighting interactions between elite policy advisors and the public. It combines analysis from 218 ... More


The Building Blocks of Japan, Origins to 600

William Wayne Farris

in Japan to 1600: A Social and Economic History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833251
eISBN:
9780824870119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833251.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the origins of certain basic structures—so-called building blocks—in Japan that were to last up to about 600 CE. It first provides an overview of Japanese geography and ecology ... More


Introduction: The Moon of Exile

Jonathan Stockdale

in Imagining Exile in Heian Japan: Banishment in Law, Literature, and Cult

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839833
eISBN:
9780824868659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839833.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter introduces the cultural history of exile during the Nara and Heian periods in Japan. The chapter also provides a theoretical framework for the study of exile in Japanese court society. ... More


Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

John K. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book documents a sense of what is happening on the front lines as a growing number of Buddhist priests try to reboot their roles and traditions to gain greater significance in Japanese society. ... More


Introduction: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long

in Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores various aspects of life in contemporary Japan in terms of the shift toward differentiation and uncertainty and from the perspective of social actors positioned differently in ... More


Conclusions

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book has argued that the “environment” in Japan remains intensely Japanese even as it offers numerous facets that shed light on other parts of the world. It has explored what environment in ... More


Earthquakes in the Early Modern Era

Gregory Smits

in Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838171
eISBN:
9780824870997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838171.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book investigates the influence of the 1855 Ansei Edo earthquake in the context of major earthquakes of Japan's early modern and modern eras. It argues that the Ansei Edo earthquake played a ... More


Introduction

Satsuki Kawano

in Nature's Embrace: Japan's Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833725
eISBN:
9780824870850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833725.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine changing death rites in Japan's postindustrial society. The central questions asked are: What new constraints and ... More


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