Understanding Japanese Society

Understanding Japanese Society

Book - 2003
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This is a welcome new edition of this bestselling textbook. It provides a clear, accessible and readable introduction to Japanese society which does not require any previous knowledge of the country. Fully updated, revised and expanded, the 3rd edition contains new material on:
. the effects of the Asian crisis and recession in Japan
. the emergence of the millennial cults such as the Aum Shinrikyo
. major advances in sport and leisure such as the 2002 World Cup and the amazing global cultural success of Pokemon and Japanese animation and computer games
. the tumultuous changes of the Japanese ruling elite
. the Ainu and other Japanese minorities
. debates about the future of the Japanese constitution and the resurgence of nationalism and militarism."
Publisher: London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Edition: 3rd ed. --
ISBN: 9780415263832
Characteristics: xviii, 265 p. :,ill. --


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