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Re-Forming the Immigrant Masses: The Transnational Construction of a Moral Citizenry

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the convergence of ideas and practices regarding respective nation-building among the educated elements of Issei men and women, Tokyo's diplomats, and white Californians. It ... More


Feminization of Poverty in Japan: A Special Case?

Kimiko Kimoto and Kumiko Hagiwara

in Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195314304
eISBN:
9780199865574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores how and why the poverty of women has become apparent as an issue in contemporary Japan. It argues that the mechanisms that force women into poverty were already functioning in ... More


Touring ‘Dramatic Korea’: Japanese Women as Viewers of Hanryu Dramas and Tourists on Hanryu Tours

Yukie Hirata

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an empirical study of the Japanese women fans turned tourists who traveled to the shooting locations for Winter Sonata. It starts by describing the gender politics and the ... More


The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Women in Japan

YUJI IWASAWA

in International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law: The Impact of International Law on Japanese Law

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259121
eISBN:
9780191681905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259121.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explains how women are discriminated against in Japan and the impact of international human rights law on this discrimination. Japanese women have always had unequal status in Japan, but ... More


The Household Becomes Modern Life

Miriam Silverberg

in Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222731
eISBN:
9780520924628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222731.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In contrast to the state ideology positing a traditional woman within the family, the women's magazine Shufu no Tomo sided with an idea of a modern woman within a modern home. A reading of the ... More


The Doctoring of Kōnenki

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Japanese are highly educated, extremely health conscious, and feel responsibility for the state of their bodies. Japan is plentifully supplied with physicians, 95 percent of whom are in clinical ... More


The Pathology of Modernity

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In the women's narratives, kōnenki is just one small part of the individual life cycle, which in turn is partly a product of the larger social order. The women who are in their fifties today, those ... More


Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explicitly compares Japanese and North American medical and political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause. It uses ethnography, interviews, ... More


Imaging Modern Girls in the Japanese Woman’s Film

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how the trope of the moga, or modern girl, is depicted in the Japanese woman’s film. It considers how latent Japanese anxieties over modernization are made visible through ... More


Introduction

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines the rise of feminist labor unions in Japan and their efforts to transform their workplaces, their lives, and the national labor movement as a whole. Focusing on the story of the ... More


Probabilities and Kōnenki

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The complexity of the narratives given by Japanese women only rarely results from minds unschooled in human biology. What they reveal, on the contrary, is women's unwillingness to reduce the meaning ... More


Violence, Commerce, Marriage

in Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776912
eISBN:
9780804783460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776912.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the range of encounters between servicemen and Japanese women. It addresses the ensuing changes in official policy, and how they were interrelated with the realm of intimate ... More


Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Kumiko Nemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender ... More


Challenges from the Home Front

in Gendered Trajectories: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760096
eISBN:
9780804771047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760096.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses childcare options, maternal obligations, and women's domestic responsibilities. Using aggregate statistics and qualitative data, it shows that the greater conflict between ... More


Introduction: Why Don’t They Stay Home?

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This introductory chapter considers the perspectives of the Japanese toward their own nation's politics in general, and profiles the average Japanese voter, in particular—a woman. On every House ... More


The Political Economy of Low Fertility

Frances Mccall Rosenbluth

in The Political Economy of Japan's Low Fertility

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754866
eISBN:
9780804768207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754866.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter first sets out the book's main argument, that low levels of fertility in Japan and in much of the developed world may not be freely chosen, but rather reflect how hard it is for women to ... More


Lessons for Building Crossborder Collaborations

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the lessons learned—sometimes the hard way—from the US–Japan Working Women's Networks Project about the necessity, as well as the difficulties, of building crossborder ... More


Made in Japan

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the first concrete fruits of the US–Japan Working Women's Networks Project as the Japanese participants pilot their own newly created educational programs. On December 24, ... More


What Is Long-Term Resistance?

Nancy Rosenberger

in Dilemmas of Adulthood: Japanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836962
eISBN:
9780824870898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836962.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the nuances of long-term resistance in the lives of Japanese women experiencing ambivalent dissatisfaction from their upbringing in postwar Japan and fashioning adult lives in the ... More


Race, War, Dances

in Concentration Camps on the Home Front: Japanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226354767
eISBN:
9780226354774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354774.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the 442nd Regimental Combat Team trained in neighboring Mississippi, Japanese American women were regularly bused across the state line, for wholesome, racially partitioned dating and ... More


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