The Japanese High School

Author: Shoko Yoneyama
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134734484
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For large numbers of school students in Japan school has become a battle field. Recent violent events in schools, together with increasing drop-out rates and bullying are undermining stereotypes about the effectiveness of the Japanese education system. This incisive and original book looks at Japanese high school from a student perspective and contextualises this educational turmoil within the broader picture of Japans troubled economic and political life.

Approaches to Conflict

Author: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498535461
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This volume investigates the role of communication and emotions in conflict contexts and draws from communication and media studies, public relations, philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, linguistics, business studies, political science, literature, and cultural studies.

Children of the Japanese State

Author: Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan Roger Goodman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198234210
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In Japan today over 30,000 children are in the care of the state because their parents or guardians cannot, will not, or are not considered competent to look after them. Drawing on his long-term fieldwork in an institution for such children, Roger Goodman describes what happens to them in acountry that has no professional social workers and little tradition of adopting or fostering children in need of care, and explains how, in the 1990s, the convergence of several factors - in particular Japan's rapidly declining birth-rate, its signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of theChild, and its `discovery' of child abuse - led to a new role for child protection institutions which had otherwise scarcely changed over the past 50 years. In the process, he provides the first full account in English of the development and delivery of child welfare in the world's second largesteconomy.

Global Japan

Author: Roger Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134431449
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The Japanese have long regarded themselves as a homogenous nation, clearly separate from other nations. However, this long-standing view is being undermined by the present international reality of increased global population movement. This has resulted in the establishment both of significant Japanese communities outside Japan, and of large non-Japanese minorities within Japan, and has forced the Japanese to re-conceptualise their nationality in new and more flexible ways. This work provides a comprehensive overview of these issues and examines the context of immigration to and emigration from Japan. It considers the development of important Japanese overseas communities in six major cities worldwide, the experiences of immigrant communities in Japan, as well as assessing the consequences for the Japanese people's view of themselves as a nation.

The Journal of Japanese Studies

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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.

Author: 國家圖書館 (Taipei, Taiwan)
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