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- University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 60.00
Scholars have long remarked on the frequency with which Japanese myths portrayed gods ( kami ) as old men or okina . Many of these "sacred elders" came to be featured in premodern theater, most prominently in Noh. In the closing decades of the twentieth-century, as the number of Japan's senior citizens climbed steadily, the sacred elder of premodern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
The city of Kyoto has undergone radical shifts in its significance as a political and cultural center, as a hub of the national bureaucracy, as a symbolic and religious center, and as a site for the production and display of art. However, the field of Japanese history and culture lacks a book that considers Kyoto on its own terms as a historic city... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99
This book analyzes contemporary Japanese politics, charting the return of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?s domestic political dominance and his economic and foreign policy agenda. It is an up-to-date account and critique of the progress, obstacles, and far-reaching consequences of one of the most important periods in recent Japanese history. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous research relies upon, but also mythology, archaeological... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99
Based on life history interviews of single mothers in Japan, this detailed study examines the socioeconomic consequences of becoming a single mother and pursuing a lifestyle outside of the married mother and housewife norm in contemporary Japan. more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 109.99
This book examines the life and times of the postwar Japanese prime ministers from 1945 to 1995. Written by Japan?s leading scholars, it is the first biographical portrait in English of these twenty-three individuals who helped lead Japan on its road to recovery, its return to the community of nations, and its subsequent prosperity. more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99
This study examines the effect of Radhabinod Pal?s judgment at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, in which he boldly dissented from the majority opinion and held that all Japanese defendants were not guilty. It also explores how historical revisionists have utilized and propagated his judgment in postwar Japanese right-wing politics. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 28.99
This compelling social history tells the stories of ordinary people in modern Japan. Tatsuichi Horikiri spent a lifetime searching out old items of clothing and oral accounts to shed light on those who used these items. He illuminates not only the often desperate lives of these people but also their hopes, aspirations, and human values. more...
- University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 59.00
After the devastation of World War II, journalists, scholars, and citizens came together to foster a new culture of democracy in Japan. Adam Bronson explores this effort in a path-breaking study of the Institute for the Science of Thought, one of the most influential associations to emerge in the early postwar years. The institute's founders believed... more...