Yokohama Street Life

Author: Tom Gill
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ISBN: 9781498511988
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This book is a one-man ethnography that seeks to understand life at the bottom of Japanese society through the personality of day laborer and street-philosopher Kimitsu Nishikawa. Through interviews with Kimitsu, Tom Gill analyzes life in the Yokohama slum district of Kotobuki—a district in which welfare has come to replace labor.

Neonationalist Mythology in Postwar Japan

Author: Nariaki Nakazato
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498528368
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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.

Poetry and Terror

Author: Peter Dale Scott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498576672
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The book explores, in interview format, issues raised but not fully explored by Scott’s poem Coming to Jakarta on the 1965 Indonesian massacre. In addition, Scott reflects on ways that poetry can serve as a non-violent higher politics, contributing to the evolution of human culture and thus our “second nature.”

Overcoming Ptolemy

Author: Geoffrey C. Gunn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498590144
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This book explores the effects that the Ptolemaic template developed by Claudius Ptolemy almost two thousand years ago had on the cartography and worldview of Europe through and beyond the age of European discovery. It shows how this template was refined and ultimately overcome.

Scream from the Shadows

Author: Setsu Shigematsu
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816667586
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The first sustained analysis of the Japanese women's liberation movement of the '70s, with its lessons for contemporary politics

Nationalism in Asia

Author: Jeff Kingston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118508173
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Using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach, Nationalism in Asia analyzes currents of nationalism in five contemporary Asian societies: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. Explores the ways in which nationalism is expressed, embraced, challenged, and resisted in contemporary China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach Provides an important trans-national and trans-regional analysis by looking at five countries that span Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia Features comparative analysis of identity politics, democracy, economic policy, nation branding, sports, shared trauma, memory and culture wars, territorial disputes, national security and minorities Offers an accessible, thematic narrative written for non-specialists, including a detailed and up-to-date bibliography Gives readers an in-depth understanding of the ramifications of nationalism in these countries for the future of Asia

Postindustrial East Asian Cities

Author: Shahid Yusuf
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821366491
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on a wide range of literature and on interviews with firms, this book explores issues of economic growth with a focus on six East Asian cities: Bangkok, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo. It suggests how policies and institutions can induce and furnish an urban environment that supports innovative activities. A valuable resource for researchers, urban planners, urban geographers, and policy makers interested in East Asia.

Men of Uncertainty

Author: Tom Gill
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791448274
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A fascinating exploration of the subculture of Japanese day laborers, whose lives depart radically from the traditions of stability Westerners associate with Japan.

World Development Report 2012

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821388126
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This year's World Development Report looks at facts and trends regarding the various dimensions of gender equality in the context of the development process.

Smart Metropolitan Regional Development

Author: T.M. Vinod Kumar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811085889
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This book discusses the concept and practice of a smart metropolitan region, and how smart cities promote healthy economic and spatial development. It highlights how smart metropolitan regional development can energize, reorganize and transform the legacy economy into a smart economy; how it can help embrace Information and Communications Technology (ICT); and how it can foster a shared economy. In addition, it outlines how the five pillars of the third industrial revolution can be achieved by smart communities. In addition, the book draws on 16 in-depth city case studies from ten countries to explore the state of the art regarding the smart economy in smart cities – and to apply the lessons learned to shape smart metropolitan economic and spatial development.