Understanding Japanese Society
* the effects of the Asian crisis and recession in Japan
* the emergence of the millennial cults such as the Aum Shinrikyo
* major advances in sport and leisure such as the 2002 World Cup and the amazing global cultural success of Pokemon and Japanese animation and computer games
* the tumultuous changes of the Japanese ruling elite
* the Ainu and other Japanese minorities
* debates about the future of the Japanese constitution and the resurgence of nationalism and militarism.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 140 x 216 x 13.46mm | 408g
- 03 Jul 2003
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- 3rd New edition
- 24 b&w photos
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01 Nov 2002
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20 Jun 2014
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`As our contact with Japan increases, books like this one and the course that inspired it, serve a valuable role in opening up the barriers to understanding.' - - Times Higher Education Supplement
"The author's competence and breadth of knowledge are impressive, and I would have been hard-pressed to find a more suitable guide to introduce me to life in Japan. The bibliography leaves nothing to be desired, and very much fits the metaphor of a branching tree, inviting the reader to explore any branch which he or she finds attractive.
The author also convincingly states her case about some ingrained principles of Japanese society which can be glimpsed in all walks of life in Japan.
The new edition is thoroughly revised, with references to works and studies as recent as 2002, and seems very up to date.
...To sum-up, I would recommend this book as a starting point for any particular subject you find interesting or intriguing about Japanese life, and as a quick yet thorough review of life in Japan." -- learnasecondlanguageguide.com