By Elyssa Faison

At the flip of the 20 th century, Japan launched into a project to modernize its society and undefined. For the 1st time, younger jap girls have been persuaded to go away their households and input the manufacturing facility. Managing ladies focuses on Japan's interwar fabric undefined, studying how manufacturing unit managers, social reformers, and the country created visions of a in particular eastern femininity. Faison unearths that girl manufacturing unit employees have been developed as "women" instead of as "workers" and that this womanly perfect used to be used to enhance labor-management practices, inculcate ethical and civic values, and strengthen a technique for holding union actions and moves. In an built-in research of gender ideology and ideologies of nationalism and ethnicity, Faison indicates how this discourse on women's salary paintings either produced and mirrored anxieties approximately women's social roles in glossy Japan.

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By John Lie

Multiethnic Japan demanding situations the got view of eastern society as ethnically homogeneous. utilizing a big selection of arguments and evidence--historical and comparative, interviews and observations, excessive literature and well known culture--John Lie recasts smooth Japan as a completely multiethnic society.

Lie casts gentle on quite a lot of minority teams in sleek jap society, together with the Ainu, Burakumin (descendants of premodern outcasts), chinese language, Koreans, and Okinawans. In so doing, he depicts the trajectory of contemporary jap id.

unusually, Lie argues that the idea in a monoethnic Japan is a post–World battle II phenomenon, and he explores the formation of the monoethnic ideology. He additionally makes a common argument concerning the nature of nationwide id, delving into the mechanisms of social category, signification, and identity.

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By A L Sadler

Tokugawa Ieyasu based a dynasty of rulers, geared up a procedure of presidency and set in teach the re-orientation of the faith of Japan in order that he could take the ideal position in it. Calm, able and completely fearless, Ieyasu intentionally introduced the competition to a head and beaten in a decisive conflict, and then he made himself Shogun, regardless of now not being from the Minamoto extended family. He geared up the japanese felony and academic structures and inspired alternate with Europe (playing off the Protestant powers of Holland and England opposed to Catholic Spain and Portugal). This ebook continues to be one of many few volumes on Tokugawa Ieyasu which pulls on extra fabric from jap resources than quotations from the ecu records from his period and is for this reason even more exact and thorough in its exam of the lifestyles and legacy of 1 of the best Shoguns.


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By Yvonne Spielmann

This booklet grew out of Yvonne Spielmann's 2005--2006 and 2009 visits to Japan, the place she explored the technological and aesthetic origins of eastern new-media art--which used to be recognized for pioneering interactive and digital media purposes within the Nineteen Nineties. Spielmann chanced on an important hybridity in Japan's media tradition: an inner hybridity, a mix of digital-analog connections including a non-Western improvement of modernity become independent from yet no longer resistant to Western media aesthetics; and exterior hybridity, produced by means of the overseas, transcultural commute of aesthetic thoughts. Spielmann describes the leading edge expertise context in Japan, during which builders, engineers, and artists collaborate, and lines the japanese fondness for precision and performance to the poetics of unobtrusiveness and aspect. She examines paintings through artists together with Masaki Fujihata, whose paintings is either officially and thematically hybrid; Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa, who construct precise units for a brand new feel of human-machine interplay; Toshio Iwai, who connects conventional media types with computing; and Tatsuo Miyajima, who anchors his LED art in Buddhist philosophy. Spielmann perspectives hybridity as a good aesthetic value--perhaps the defining aesthetic of an international tradition. Hybridity bargains a conceptual strategy for contemplating the ambivalent linkages of contradictory parts; its dynamic and fluid features are neither conclusive nor specific yet are supposed to stimulate fusions.

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From the sunrise of the atomic age, paintings and pop culture have performed a vital function examining nuclear matters to the general public and investigating the consequences of nuclear guns to the way forward for human civilization. Political and social forces frequently appeared paralyzed in pondering past the appearance of nuclear guns and articulating an inventive reaction to the issue posed by means of this apocalyptic know-how. paintings and pop culture are uniquely fitted to grapple with the results of the bomb and the disruptions within the continuity of conventional narratives concerning the human destiny endemic to the atomic age. Filling the outlet within the Nuclear destiny explores the variety of visions evoked in American and eastern society through the mushroom cloud placing over the way forward for humanity over the last 1/2 the 20 th century. It provides historic scholarship on artwork and pop culture along the paintings of artists responding to the bomb, in addition to artists discussing their very own paintings. From the influence of nuclear checking out on sci-fi video clips through the mid-fifties in either the U.S. and Japan, to the socially engaged visible dialogue approximately strength embodied in jap manga, Filling the opening within the Nuclear destiny takes readers into unforeseen territory

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Debates relating to company governance became more and more vital in Japan because the post-war version of bank-based, stakeholder-oriented company governance faces the recent pressures linked to globalization and transforming into investor calls for for shareholder price. Bringing jointly a bunch of prime students from economics, legislation, sociology and administration reviews, this publication appears to be like at how the japanese method of company governance and the enterprise have replaced within the post-bubble period. The contributions provide a different empirical exploration of why and the way jap businesses are reshaping their company governance preparations, resulting in larger range between businesses and new 'hybrid' types of company governance. The e-book concludes by way of what impression those incremental yet transformative alterations can have on Japan's designated number of capitalism.

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More than one-half million humans of Korean descent dwell in Japan today—the greatest ethnic minority in a rustic usually assumed to be homogeneous. This well timed, interdisciplinary quantity blends unique empirical examine with the colourful box of diaspora experiences to appreciate the complex heritage, identification, and standing of the Korean minority in Japan. a world team of students explores commonalities and contradictions within the Korean diasporic event, bearing on such concerns as citizenship and belonging, the non-public and the political, and place of birth and hostland.

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Japan's innovators and marketers have survived recession within the Nineties to prosper in present day aggressive company setting. This quantity explores the struggles of marketers and civic-minded neighborhood leaders in fostering cutting edge job, and identifies key company classes for an financial system wanting dynamic swap. Ibata-Arens bargains in-depth research of technique in organizations, groups and in neighborhood govt. The ebook examines designated case stories of high-technology brands in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, in addition to bio-tech clusters in America--demonstrating far-reaching innovation and festival results in nationwide associations

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Love Japan is created by way of fanatics, for lovers. we have now individuals from the us, Japan and united kingdom, and all of us proportion something in universal; a fondness for eastern tradition.

Love Japan is artistic, modern and vibrant, and jam-packed with enjoyable and fascinating eastern comparable issues. From go back and forth, foodstuff, type, and paintings, to interviews, occasions, and pa tradition, we'll have it coated. we wish to fill the space out there for those that wish their eastern repair with a facet order of eye sweet.

Put jointly by way of a small artistic workforce from London within the united kingdom, our journal is a fusion of East meets West.

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