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Information resources on contemporary Japan

Kokusai Bunka Kaikan. Toshoshitsu.

Information resources on contemporary Japan

a list of publications.

by Kokusai Bunka Kaikan. Toshoshitsu.

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Published by International House of Japan Library in Tokyo .
Written in English


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Text in English and Japanese.

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Open LibraryOL14389395M

This book critically examines the term ‘religion’ (shūkyō) as a social category within the sociological context of contemporary s the nineteenth-century construction of shūkyō has been critically studied by many, the same critical approach has not been extended to the contemporary context of the Japanese-language discourse on shūkyō and Temple Buddhism. Origin and content. Contemporary Japan was the flagship publication of the Foreign Affairs Association of Japan, an organization founded in October by Japanese politicians and intellectuals seeking to promote awareness in foreign countries about Japanese affairs. The editorial preface of the first issue explained the magazine's aim "to know and to make known what is going on in Japan and.

SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan features scholarly books showcasing new research monographs as well as translations of scholarship not previously available in English. Its goal is to ensure that current, high-quality research on Japan's history, politics and culture is made available to an English-speaking audience. Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan Foreword On the Selection Process Program Committee initiatives aimed at facilitating access to information on contemporary Japan, including a program to donate books to selected individuals and resources, the final responsibility for selection rested with us, the ten.

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan provides the definitive account of his rich life and legacy. Meticulously researched and utterly engaging, this book is proof that the history of twentieth-century Japan cannot be understood apart from the life of its most remarkable and enduring leader.   Cave, Peter (), “Japanese Colonialism and the Asia-Pacific War in Japan’s History Textbooks,” Modern Asian Studies 47/2, pp. Doak, Kevin (), A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan. Leiden and Boston: Brill.


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Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the s presents a comprehensive examination of the causes of the Japanese economic bubble in the late s and the socio-political consequences of the recent financial collapse. Represents the only book to examine in depth the turmoil of Japan since Emperor Hirohito died inthe Cold War ended, and the/5.

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In twenty-first century Japan there are numerous instances of media harassment, intimidation, censorship and self-censorship that undermine the freedom of the press and influence how the news is reported. Since Abe returned to power inthe recrudescence of nationalism under his leadership has emboldened right-wing activists and organizations targeting liberal media outlets.

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His discussion of contemporary Japan continues logically from his earlier observations, and the centered quality of Japanese society, he suggests—now in the thrall of business interests—has brought the country two steps forward and sent it one step back. Asian. Inken Prohl is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Heidelberg.

She is a published author of books and numerous articles on contemporary religions of Japan, including two monographs titled Religiöse Innovationen and Zen für Dummies. John Nelson is Professor in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. Published from Tokyo under Japanese editorship before, during, and after WWII (), Contemporary Japan is now seen as a beacon of rationality, especially during the ‘devil’s decade’ of the s.

While consistently presenting the Japanese case, Contemporary Japan spoke from the shrinking middle ground of the public sphere. Run by the semi-official Foreign Affairs Association of.

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