Tag Archives: contemporary Japan

Book Announcement: The Japanese Economy

The Japanese Economy Hiroaki Richard Watanabe Although still the world’s third largest economy, Japan continues to feel the effects of the collapse of a massive asset price bubble in the early 1990s. In recent years further setbacks, including both the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Edited ByBarbara Holthus, Isaac Gagné, Wolfram Manzenreiter, Franz Waldenberger This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic, and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as … Continue reading

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Translation Workshop: Murakami, Contemporary Japanese Writing and the English-reading Marketplace

Murakami, Contemporary Japanese Writing and the English-reading Marketplace Translation Workshop at Newcastle University, March 6-7, 2018 The School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University (UK) is hosting an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Murakami Haruki. Available in translations … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen

Kirsch, Griseldis (2015). Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen. A History, 1989-2005. SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan. London: Bloomsbury Academic. http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/contemporary-sino-japanese-relations-on-screen-9781472572394/ About Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen Japan and China look back on a history of friendship as well as … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan

Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan Edited by Patricia G. Steinhoff Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies No. 77 2014, viii + 187 pages, ISBN 978-1-929280-83-4. Paper only. $20.00 https://www.cjspubs.lsa.umich.edu/books/list/mono77.php Published by the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Contemporary Japan

Contemporary Japan (CJ) is the biannual journal of the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ) published by de Gruyter, Berlin, New York. We are currently calling for papers for the autumn 2015 issue. Articles should be submitted by 31 … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Capturing Contemporary Japan

Satsuki Kawano, Susan Long, and myself, as editors; U. Hawaii Press What are people’s life experiences in present-day Japan? This timely volume addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters collectively … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

Jeff 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 … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan Since 1945:From Postwar to Post-Bubble

Christopher Gerteis and Timothy S. George ‘An excellent interdisciplinary collection of essays on “postwar” Japan, from 1945 to 2011 – from the ashes of defeat to the anxiety of decline. It deserves to be read not only for its fascinating … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Author: Ambros, Barbara R Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to 8,000 … Continue reading

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