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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 140 new and published books in the subject of Japanese Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Identity Change and Foreign Policy

    Japan and its 'Others'

    Edited by Linus Hagstrom

    Identity has become an explicit focus of International Relations theory in the past two to three decades, with one case attracting and puzzling many early identity scholars: Japan. These constructivist scholars typically ascribed Japan a ‘pacifist’ or ‘antimilitarist’ identity – an identity which...

    Published May 16th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Internationalising Japan

    Discourse and Practice

    Edited by Jeremy Breaden, Stacey Steele, Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    In the twenty-first century, the concept of internationalisation remains a crucial tool for understanding the dynamics of globalising processes. It draws attention to the dimensions of conscious action in inter- and trans-national phenomena, connecting globalisation with individuals’ experience of...

    Published May 10th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Local Politics and National Policy

    Multi-level Conflicts in Japan and Beyond

    By Ken Victor Leonard Hijino

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book is about why and how central and local governments clash over important national policy decisions. Its empirical focus is on the local politics of Japan which has significantly shaped, and been shaped by, larger developments in national politics. The book argues that since the 1990s,...

    Published May 4th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk

    By Ra Mason

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    North Korea’s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and...

    Published May 3rd 2017 by Routledge

  5. Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy

    Edited by Uttam Kumar Sinha, Jo Inge Bekkevold

    In May 2013, China, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea (Asia 5) were given status as permanent observers in the Arctic Council. It was a symbolic and significant moment in the history of Arctic affairs. The list of stakeholders in the Arctic has now expanded to include both the Arctic littoral...

    Published March 31st 2017 by Routledge

  6. Japan–China Relations in the Modern Era

    By Ryosei Kokubun, Yoshihide Soeya, Akio Takahara, Shin Kawashima

    From before the dawn of recorded history, there has been a rich flow of interaction between Japan and China. Japan has long learned many things from Chinese civilization, and since the modern era China began to learn from Japan. In the twenty-first century, however, China surpassed Japan in terms...

    Published March 27th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Politics and Government

    By Alisa Gaunder

    This book investigates Japanese politics in the postwar era from theoretical and comparative perspectives. After providing historical context, it offers an in-depth exploration of postwar political institutions, political reform in the 1990s, the policymaking process, and the politics of economic...

    Published March 8th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Rebuilding Fukushima

    Edited by Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto

    Series: Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

    Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of...

    Published January 19th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Superhuman Japan

    Knowledge, Nation and Culture in US-Japan Relations

    By Marie Thorsten

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines the imaginative narratives that shaped the attitudes of Americans (and others) toward Japan. Focusing on cultural aspects of economic nationalism and US-Japan relations during the trade war Marie Thorsten uses examples from public discourse, film, documentaries, novels, acts of...

    Published December 20th 2016 by Routledge

  10. Governing Insecurity in Japan

    The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

    Edited by Wilhelm Vosse, Reinhard Drifte, Verena Blechinger-Talcott

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the end of the Cold War, Japan's security environment has changed significantly. While, on the global level, the United States is still Japan's most important security partner, the nature of the partnership has changed as a result of shifting demands from the United States, new international...

    Published December 20th 2016 by Routledge