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Critical issues in contemporary Japan

Author: Jeff Kingston
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Kingston
ISBN: 9780415857444 0415857449 9780415857451 0415857457
OCLC Number: 846786531
Description: xv, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Political environment --
Japanese politics: mainstream or exotic? / Arthur Stockwin --
The politics of trade policy aurelia / George Mulgan --
Limiting fundamental rights protection in Japan: the role of the Supreme Court / Lawrence Repeta --
Civil society: past, present, and future / Akihiro Ogawa --
Japan's contemporary media / David McNeill --
Part II. Nuclear and renewable energy --
Revisiting the limits of flexible and adaptive institutions: the Japanese government's role in nuclear power plant siting over the post-war period / Daniel P. Aldrich --
Who controls whom?: constraints, challenges and rival policy images in Japan's post-war energy restructuring / Paul Scalise --
Japan's nuclear village: power and resilience / Jeff Kingston --
Japan's renewable power prospects / Andrew DeWit --
Part III. International dynamics --
Bad war or good war?: history and politics in postwar Japan / Sven Saaler --
Territorial disputes with Korea and China: small islets, enduring conflicts / Mark Selden --
An inconvenient truce: domestic politics and the Russo-Japanese northern territories dispute / Tina Burrett --
Okinawa today: spotlight on Henoko / Alexis Dudden --
Part IV. Social dilemmas --
Demographic dilemmas, women and immigration / Jeff Kingston --
Reproductive rights in Japan: where do women stand? / Tin Tin Htun --
Hiding in plain sight: minority issues in Japan / Kyle Cleveland --
Mental health and therapy in Japan: conceptions, practices, and challenges / Sachiko Horiguchi --
Violence in schools: tensions between "The individual" and "The group" in the Japanese education system / Robert Aspinall --
Hidden behind Tokyo: observations on the rest of Japan / John Mock --
Part V. Reforming Japan? --
Seeking to change Japanese society through legal reform / Matthew J. Wilson --
Parochialism: Japan's failure to internationalize / Robert Dujarric and Ayumi Takenaka --
What's behind what ails Japan / David Leheny.
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Kingston.

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`From immigration and demographics to Okinawa and the changing role of the Supreme Court, this collection of essays provides a fresh and comprehensive guide to a society that is changing more than Read more...

 
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