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  • Japan's Quiet Transformationby Jeff Kingston

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    The 1990s have been termed as 'Japan's lost decade' to describe how the phenomenal growth in the Japanese economy ground to a halt and the country was crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. In responding to these unprecedented difficulties, wide-ranging reforms have been adopted including NPO, information disclosure... more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2011; US$ 111.95

    Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social Change since the 1980s presents a comprehensive examination of the causes of the Japanese economic bubble in the late 1980s and the socio-political consequences of the recent financial collapse. Represents the only book to examine in depth the turmoil of Japan since Emperor Hirohito died in... more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2012; US$ 35.95

    Jeff Kingston is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at the Japan Campus of Temple University. He has written widely on modern Japanese history and Japan’s relations with Asia, including the books Japan in Transformation 1952–2000 (2001) and Japan’s Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in the... more...

  • Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced meltdowns in three reactors. These tragic catastrophes claimed... more...

  • Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010by Jeff Kingston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly to global development. As the third largest economy in the world, with a reputation for technological innovation and cultural creativity,... more...

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Chapters reflect the standards of rigorous scholarly work, but also exceed them in their accessibility of language and engagement with concerns relevant to non-specialists. The probing analysis... more...

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