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The Resource Critical issues in contemporary Japan, edited by Jeff Kingston

Critical issues in contemporary Japan, edited by Jeff Kingston

Label
Critical issues in contemporary Japan
Title
Critical issues in contemporary Japan
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeff Kingston
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Chapters reflect the standards of rigorous scholarly work, but also exceed them in their accessibility of language and engagement with concerns relevant to non-specialists. The probing analysis of key debates and issues confronting Japan make this ideal for college courses and an essential reference work on Japan/Asia for libraries. This book encompasses a range of disciplines in the social sciences and thus will be useful for a variety of courses including Comparative Politics, Media Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Asian Studies, International Relations, Public Policy, Healthcare, Education, Judicial Reform, Gender and Minority Studies. The strength of this volume is in the collective efforts of accomplished experts providing in-depth analysis and up-to-date comprehensive coverage of Japan in the 21st century. Students will gain the analytical insights and information necessary to assess the challenges that confront the Japanese people, policymakers and private and public sector institutions. Key issues covered in this volume include: * Rapidly Aging society * Changing Employment system * Energy policy-Nuclear and Renewable * Gender discrimination * Immigration * Ethnic minorities * Trade policy * Civil society * Rural Japan * Okinawa * Post-3.11 Tsunami, earthquake, nuclear meltdown developments * Internationalization * Sino-Japanese relations * East Asia{u2019}s divisive history --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.60952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS891
LC item number
.C75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kingston, Jeff
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Economic history
  • International relations
  • Political science
  • Social history
Label
Critical issues in contemporary Japan, edited by Jeff Kingston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Political environment -- Japanese politics: mainstream or exotic? / Arthur Stockwin -- The politics of trade policy aurelia / George Mulgan -- Limiting fundamental rights protection in Japan: the role of the Supreme Court / Lawrence Repeta -- Civil society: past, present, and future / Akihiro Ogawa -- Japan's contemporary media / David McNeill -- Part II. Nuclear and renewable energy -- Revisiting the limits of flexible and adaptive institutions: the Japanese government's role in nuclear power plant siting over the post-war period / Daniel P. Aldrich -- Who controls whom?: constraints, challenges and rival policy images in Japan's post-war energy restructuring / Paul Scalise -- Japan's nuclear village: power and resilience / Jeff Kingston -- Japan's renewable power prospects / Andrew DeWit -- Part III. International dynamics -- Bad war or good war?: history and politics in postwar Japan / Sven Saaler -- Territorial disputes with Korea and China: small islets, enduring conflicts / Mark Selden -- An inconvenient truce: domestic politics and the Russo-Japanese northern territories dispute / Tina Burrett -- Okinawa today: spotlight on Henoko / Alexis Dudden -- Part IV. Social dilemmas -- Demographic dilemmas, women and immigration / Jeff Kingston -- Reproductive rights in Japan: where do women stand? / Tin Tin Htun -- Hiding in plain sight: minority issues in Japan / Kyle Cleveland -- Mental health and therapy in Japan: conceptions, practices, and challenges / Sachiko Horiguchi -- Violence in schools: tensions between "The individual" and "The group" in the Japanese education system / Robert Aspinall -- Hidden behind Tokyo: observations on the rest of Japan / John Mock -- Part V. Reforming Japan? -- Seeking to change Japanese society through legal reform / Matthew J. Wilson -- Parochialism: Japan's failure to internationalize / Robert Dujarric and Ayumi Takenaka -- What's behind what ails Japan / David Leheny
Control code
846786531
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 309 pages
Isbn
9780415857444
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2013020891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)846786531
Label
Critical issues in contemporary Japan, edited by Jeff Kingston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Political environment -- Japanese politics: mainstream or exotic? / Arthur Stockwin -- The politics of trade policy aurelia / George Mulgan -- Limiting fundamental rights protection in Japan: the role of the Supreme Court / Lawrence Repeta -- Civil society: past, present, and future / Akihiro Ogawa -- Japan's contemporary media / David McNeill -- Part II. Nuclear and renewable energy -- Revisiting the limits of flexible and adaptive institutions: the Japanese government's role in nuclear power plant siting over the post-war period / Daniel P. Aldrich -- Who controls whom?: constraints, challenges and rival policy images in Japan's post-war energy restructuring / Paul Scalise -- Japan's nuclear village: power and resilience / Jeff Kingston -- Japan's renewable power prospects / Andrew DeWit -- Part III. International dynamics -- Bad war or good war?: history and politics in postwar Japan / Sven Saaler -- Territorial disputes with Korea and China: small islets, enduring conflicts / Mark Selden -- An inconvenient truce: domestic politics and the Russo-Japanese northern territories dispute / Tina Burrett -- Okinawa today: spotlight on Henoko / Alexis Dudden -- Part IV. Social dilemmas -- Demographic dilemmas, women and immigration / Jeff Kingston -- Reproductive rights in Japan: where do women stand? / Tin Tin Htun -- Hiding in plain sight: minority issues in Japan / Kyle Cleveland -- Mental health and therapy in Japan: conceptions, practices, and challenges / Sachiko Horiguchi -- Violence in schools: tensions between "The individual" and "The group" in the Japanese education system / Robert Aspinall -- Hidden behind Tokyo: observations on the rest of Japan / John Mock -- Part V. Reforming Japan? -- Seeking to change Japanese society through legal reform / Matthew J. Wilson -- Parochialism: Japan's failure to internationalize / Robert Dujarric and Ayumi Takenaka -- What's behind what ails Japan / David Leheny
Control code
846786531
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 309 pages
Isbn
9780415857444
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2013020891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)846786531

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