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  1. Precarious Japan

    Precarious Japan

    By Anne Allison

    Duke University Press Books

    Precarious Japany reflects on how the Japanese are experiencing insecurity in the contemporary era of nagging recession, irregular labor, nuclear contamination, and a shrinking overall population with more and more elderly.... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 2013
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  2. From White to Yellow
    When Europeans first landed in Japan they encountered people they perceived as white-skinned and highly civilized, but these impressions did not endure. Gradually the Europeans' positive impressions faded away and Japanese were... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2014
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  3. Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan
    Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan presents a compelling case study on change in political regimes through its exploration of Japan's transition to democracy. Within a broad-ranging examination of Japan's "semi-democratic"... Learn More
    Published: 20th August 2014
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  4. Citizen 13660

    Citizen 13660

    Written by Miné Okubo, Introduced by Christine Hong

    Series Classics of Asian American Literature

    University of Washington Press

    Mine Okubo was one of over one hundred thousand people of Japanese descent - nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens - who were forced into “protective custody” shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's graphic... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2014
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  5. Heritage Management in Korea and Japan
    Imperial tombs, Buddhist architecture, palaces, and art treasures in Korea and Japan have attracted scholars, collectors, and conservators—and millions of tourists. As iconic markers of racial and cultural identity at home and... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2013
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  6. Pink Globalization
    Tracing the global circulation and consumption of Hello Kitty, Christine R. Yano analyzes the spread of Japanese "cute-cool" culture, which she sees as combining kitsch with an ironic self-referentiality.... Learn More
    Published: 29th April 2013
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  7. The Soul of Anime
    Drawing on ethnographic research including interviews with artists at some of Tokyo's leading animation studios, Ian Condry focuses attention on the collective social energy that has made anime a global cultural phenomenon.... Learn More
    Published: 11th February 2013
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  8. Sessue Hayakawa
    While the actor Sessue Hayakawa (1886–1973) is perhaps best known today for his Oscar-nominated turn as a Japanese military officer in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), in the early twentieth century he was an internationally... Learn More
    Published: 28th March 2007
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  9. Hip-Hop Japan
    An ethnographic study of Japanese hip-hop.... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2006
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  10. Japan After Japan
    Scholars of history, anthropology, literature, and film explore the transformations in Japanese politics, culture, and society since Japan s recession of the early 1990s.... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2006
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