By Muriel Jolivet
Dissatisfied through lengthy hours at domestic by myself and by means of calls for from the older new release, jap girls are marrying later, leading to a pointy decline within the eastern delivery price. Japan: The Childless Society considers the explanations why eastern ladies are discovering it more and more tough to simply accept the phrases and prerequisites of motherhood. It explores the main components contributing to maternal malaise in Japan together with: the 10 Commandments of the nice mom, the altering position of the daddy, schooling and careers and nostalgia from older generations. Drawing on huge interviews with eastern ladies and translated into English for the 1st time, this cutting edge learn examines the results at the back of the declining start fee and appears to be like in the direction of the way forward for a rustic that's at risk of turning into a ''childless society''.
By Elyssa Faison
On the flip of the 20th century, Japan launched into a challenge to modernize its society and undefined. For the 1st time, younger jap girls have been persuaded to go away their households and input the manufacturing unit. Managing ladies focuses on Japan's interwar cloth undefined, studying how manufacturing facility managers, social reformers, and the country created visions of a in particular jap femininity. Faison reveals that woman manufacturing unit employees have been built as "women" instead of as "workers" and that this womanly perfect used to be used to boost labor-management practices, inculcate ethical and civic values, and improve a method for holding union actions and moves. In an built-in research of gender ideology and ideologies of nationalism and ethnicity, Faison exhibits how this discourse on women's salary paintings either produced and mirrored anxieties approximately women's social roles in sleek Japan.
By Kenzaburō Ōe
Hiroshima Notes is a strong assertion at the Hiroshima bombing and its poor legacy through the 1994 Nobel laureate for literature. Oe’s account of the lives of the numerous sufferers of Hiroshima and the valiant efforts of these who cared for them, either instantly after the atomic blast and within the years that persist with, unearths the bad quantity of the devastation. it's a heartrending portrait of a ravaged urban — the “human face” in the middle of nuclear destruction.
By Mark Selden
If the earlier hundred years might be remembered as a century of warfare, Asia is unquestionably vital to that tale. Tracing the process conflicts during the sector, this groundbreaking quantity is the 1st to discover systematically the nexus of warfare and kingdom terrorism. demanding states' definitions of terrorism, which commonly exclude their very own habit, the booklet focuses in particular at the nature of eastern and American wars and crimes of battle. The authors additionally investigate major acts of terror instigated through different Asian countries together with China, Cambodia, and Indonesia.
Offering an extraordinary comparative standpoint, the authors contemplate how country terror ends up in big civilian casualties, crimes of battle, and crimes opposed to humanity. In counterbalance, they talk about anti-war and anti-nuclear routine and foreign efforts to guard human rights, and the interwoven problems with accountability, impunity, and reminiscence. Interdisciplinary and deeply educated through worldwide views, this quantity will resonate with readers looking for a deeper realizing of an epoch that has been ruled via battle and terror.
By Dirk Nabers
Wie wird kollektives Handeln zwischen staatlichen Akteuren möglich? Diese zentrale Frage, der sich die IB seit langem widmet, ist der Ausgangspunkt der Untersuchung. Als Antwort wird ein Theoriemodell entworfen, das versucht, konstruktivistische und diskurstheoretische Einsichten zu verbinden. Nur durch die examine der Kultur des internationalen platforms, so das Argument, kann die Frage nach Erfolg und Misserfolg der Zusammenarbeit von Staaten beantwortet werden. Als Fallbeispiel dient die Konstruktion der Allianz gegen den Terror nach dem eleven. September 2001. Die Arbeit analysiert die Beziehungen zwischen den united states und Deutschland auf der einen und den united states und Japan auf der anderen Seite.
By Karl-Heinz Neumann
Nach den united states und Großbritannien ist Japan das dritte westliche Industrieland, das den Telekommunikationsbereich umfassend liberalisiert hat. Die Entwicklung in Japan wird ihren besonderen Stellenwert auch für die bundesdeutsche fernmeldepolitische Diskussion haben. Das Buch stellt den Abschlußbericht eines gleichnamigen Forschungsprojektes des WIK dar. Die Studie arbeitet heraus, daß die Liberalisierung der ordnungspolitischen Rahmenbedingungen im Telekommunikationsbereich in Japan Teil einer Industriepolitik für die gesamte Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik ist. Das Buch zeichnet die Entwicklungslinien der japanischen Fernmeldepolitik nach, fragt nach den Positionen und Interessengegensätzen der Beteiligten und stellt die getroffenen Lösungen in der neuen Gesetzgebung dar. Analysiert wird die Wettbewerbssituation auf den einzelnen Teilmärkten der Telekommunikation getrennt nach Netzen, Diensten und Endgeräten. Ausführlich erörtert wird auch die Gebührenpolitik des Netzbetreibers. Das Buch stellt die erste umfassende Untersuchung des Fernmeldewesens in Japan mit besonderem Blick auf die state of affairs nach der Neuorganisation von 1985 dar.
By Hiroo Onoda
Within the spring of 1974, moment Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the japanese military made global headlines while he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in flip via American troops, the Philippine police, opposed islanders, and successive eastern seek events, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, confident that international conflict II was once nonetheless being fought and that sooner or later his fellow squaddies could go back effective. This account of these years is an epic story of the need to outlive that gives a unprecedented glimpse of man's invincible spirit, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. A hero to his humans, Onoda wrote down his stories quickly after his go back to civilization. This publication used to be translated into English the next 12 months and has loved an approving viewers ever when you consider that.
By Olive Checkland
Within the years following Japan's lengthy interval of self-imposed isolation from the realm, Japan built a brand new dating with the West, and particularly with Britain, the place family members grew to become really shut. the japanese, embarrassed by way of their perceived comparative backwardness, regarded to the West to profit glossy business suggestions, together with the layout and engineering talents which underpinned them. even as, taking nice satisfaction of their personal tradition, they exhibited and bought prime quality items of conventional eastern craftsmanship within the West, stimulating a thirst for, and appreciation of, jap arts and crafts. This booklet examines the two-way bridge-building cultural trade which happened among Japan and Britain within the years after 1859 and into the early years of the 20th century. subject matters lined contain structure, business layout, prints, portray and images, including a attention of jap govt coverage, the Japan-Britain Exhibition of 1910, and advertisement spin-offs. furthermore, there are case reviews of key people who have been relatively influential in fostering British-Japanese cultural bridges during this interval.