Book Announcement: Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

Critical IssuesJeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ), recently published an edited volume, Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (Routledge, 2013)

This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of specialists on contemporary Japan.

It encompasses a range of disciplines in the social sciences and thus will be useful for a variety of courses as well as to anybody interested in learning more about Japan.

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’s divisive history

The volume is available in Kindle and paper at

It is also available on iBooks on iTunes.

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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