• Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan (Routledge in Asia S)

    By J. A. A. Stockwin

    The politics of Japan are much less generally mentioned than its economics. most folk are conscious of the industrial 'miracle' following the second one global struggle, wherein Japan grew to become the second one biggest economic climate on the earth after the U.S., and the commercial stagnation of the early Nineteen Nineties is usually renowned. however it is tough to make feel of those phenomena with out a wisdom of the political method and the ways that it really works in perform. Containing an introductory essay, an essay on theories of eastern politics and over 250 A-Z entries, the Dictionary of the fashionable Politics of Japan treatments this imbalance, and solutions the necessity for an obtainable paintings of reference bringing jointly info and authoritative research on all facets of the politics of Japan and the japanese political system.
    Including an absolutely annotated bibliography to steer the person to extra examining, the entries are completely cross-referenced and listed, and are supplemented with maps and tables, to make sure that the Dictionary of the fashionable Politics of Japan is key analyzing for all students and scholars of the politics and diplomacy of Japan.

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  • Contemporary Government Reform in Japan: The Dual State in Flux

    This e-book examines a number of significant reforms in Japan - within the postal company, transportation, telecommunications and know-how - and evaluates the influence of those adjustments because the early Nineteen Eighties. Conceptually, the ebook provides the twin kingdom as being a basic function of the japanese political financial system that determines executive reform dynamics.

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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Politics, Organizations, and High Technology Firms

    Japan's innovators and marketers have survived recession within the Nineties to prosper in latest aggressive company atmosphere. This quantity explores the struggles of marketers and civic-minded neighborhood leaders in fostering leading edge task, and identifies key enterprise classes for an financial system short of dynamic switch. Ibata-Arens bargains in-depth research of technique in companies, groups and in neighborhood govt. The publication examines particular case stories of high-technology brands in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, in addition to bio-tech clusters in America--demonstrating far-reaching innovation and pageant results in nationwide associations

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  • Red Chrysanthemum: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Novels)

    By Laura Joh Rowland

    July 1698. Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to turn into the shogun's second-in-command, is investigating rumors of a plot to overthrow the ruling regime. while the research brings Sano's deputy Hirata to Lord Mori's property, he's stunned to discover Lord Mori murdered and grotesquely mutilated in his personal mattress, and Sano's pregnant spouse, Reiko, mendacity beside him. the one stable clue is a chrysanthemum soaked in blood.
                Reiko's account of her activities is something yet good. She insists that she went undercover to Lord Mori's property with a purpose to examine claims that he molested and murdered younger boys. but if Sano inspects the crime scene, he reveals no hint of what Reiko defined. and each different witness tells a unique tale: woman Mori alleges that Reiko was once Lord Mori's scorned mistress and murdered him for revenge. And Lord Mori himself, conversing via a medium, claims his homicide used to be a part of Sano's plot to overthrow the shogun!
                until Sano can turn out his wife's not likely claims, either he and Reiko--and their unborn child--face execution for treason. Sano fights desperately to save lots of his family members and his honor, as Laura Joh Rowland attracts at the culture of the vintage movie Rashomon to convey us a masterful story of intrigue and treachery.

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  • Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan

    By Alex Kerr

    A excellent review of the mess ups and successes of recent Japan.

    In Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr chronicles the numerous elements of Japan's fresh, and persistent, crises -- from the failure of its banks and pension cash to the decline of its as soon as significant smooth cinema. he's the 1st to provide a whole file at the nation's endangered setting -- its beaches covered with concrete, its roads resulting in nowhere within the mountains -- in addition to its "monument frenzy," the destruction of previous towns resembling Kyoto and building of drab new ones, and the attendant cave in of its vacationer undefined. Kerr writes with humor and keenness, for "passion," he says, "is a part of the tale. thousands of eastern consider as heartbroken at what's going as I do. My eastern acquaintances inform me, 'Please write this -- for us.'"

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  • Human Resource Management in Aging Societies: Perspectives from Japan and Germany

    By Harold Conrad, Viktoria Heindorf, Franz Waldenberger

    In recent times, Japan and Germany were dealing with very comparable demanding situations, particularly getting older populations, altering employment constructions, and globalization. either nations are in a couple of respects extra socially and politically regulated and during this feel extra liberal than the Anglo-American economies. This ebook is an edited choice of papers exploring the demographic demanding situations for human source administration and labour marketplace guidelines in Germany and Japan. the amount will pay attention to the kind of difficulties getting older poses for human source administration practices and labour marketplace regulations, and the way public and corporate regulations in either nations care for those demanding situations.

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  • Japanese Castles AD 250-1540 (Fortress)

    By Stephen Turnbull

    Renowned specialist Stephen Turnbull examines the castles inbuilt Japan, from the 1st primitive fortifications within the Yayoi interval (300 BC-AD 250) via to the 1st right castles which started to be constructed with the increase to energy of the Yamato courtroom, the 1st emperors of Japan in round advert 250. interpreting the shut ties that early eastern dynasties needed to either China and Korea, Turnbull assesses how jap shielding structure betrays those influences.

    Also tested is the impression that the terrain in Japan had on fortifications - from the early reliance on earthworks and palisades and the improvement of wood and earth castles, usually sited at the most sensible of the mountains, into extra tricky stone structures within the fifteenth century. eventually, the emergence of the stone towers which are so attribute of samurai is investigated, as is the slow model of jap castles to house the advent of firearms. With formerly unpublished photos from the author's inner most assortment and full-color art, together with precise cutaways, this can be an important advisor to the attention-grabbing improvement of jap castles.

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  • Kibo ("Brimming with Hope"): Recipes and Stories from Japan's Tohoku

    By Elizabeth Andoh

      This cookbook is a heartfelt and engaging tribute to the nutrients, traditions, and braveness of the folk of Japan’s Tohoku sector prior to and after the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami of March eleven, 2011. It positive factors conventional recipes similar to Miso-Seared Scallops, Pinched-Noodle Soup with red meat, Salmon-Stuffed Kelp Rolls, and fundamentals like rice, shares, and sauces, besides sake pairings and essays on Japan in restoration from newshounds and foodstuff writers.
     Kibō was once written by means of jap culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh, who used to be in her Tokyo kitchen while the good Eastern-Japan Earthquake struck. Over the subsequent months she witnessed the energy of the folk of the Tohoku region—one of the biggest miso- and sake-producing parts in Japan—as they struggled with the results of the ensuing tsunami and nuclear twist of fate. She was once encouraged to write down Kibō (meaning “brimming with hope”) not to merely inform the tale of the nutrients of the Tohoku quarter but additionally to rfile the reports of its humans, either prior to and after the catastrophe. This lushly photographed unique book will honor the area and its wealthy tradition at the first anniversary of the earthquake, with a component of the proceeds going to eastern restoration efforts.

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