The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies, 1st Edition

  • James D. Babb
  • Published By: Sage UK
  • ISBN-10: 1473908795
  • ISBN-13: 9781473908796
  • DDC: 952.05
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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A cutting edge and cross-disciplinary exploration of the broad field of Japanese Studies. An international team of experts explore land, history and culture, society, medicine, the economy, and politics and foreign relations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
SAGE 50 Years.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editor and Contributors.
Historical Timeline of Modern Japan.
Land, History and Culture.
1: Modern Japan in History.
2: Anthropology of Modern Japan.
3: The Practice of Religion in Japan: An Exploration of the State of the Field.
4: Mass Media in Japan.
5: Heritage Management in Present-Day Japan.
6: Geography’s Contributions to Japanese Studies.
7: Regionalism and the Local.
8: Education.
9: Feminism.
10: ‘How to Sex’? The Contested Nature of Sexuality in Japan.
11: Gender Equity in Japan.
12: Policing in Japan.
13: Organised Crime.
Medicine and Health Care.
14: A Brief History of Japanese Medicine.
15: Health Care in Japan: Excellent Population Health, Low Medical Expenditures, yet Ambiguous Place of Primary Care.
16: Medical Education in Japan.
17: Bioethics and Medico-Legal Issues in Japan.
18: Mental Health in Japan.
Politics and Foreign Relations.
19: Political ‘Science’ and the Study of Japanese Politics.
20: Parties and Elections in Japan.
21: Postwar Democracy.
22: Civil Society in Japan.
23: Japan’s International Relations.
24: Japan and Globalization.
25: Japan–United States Relations.
26: Foreign Relations with China.
27: The Japanese Economy.
28: Japanese Business and Management.
29: Japanese Consumers and Consumerism.
30: Labor Relations1.
31: Foreign Workers in Japan1.
32: Agriculture.
33: Energy.