9780415481526

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415481526

  • ISBN10:

    041548152X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-08-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

With more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Cultureoffers extensive coverage of Japanese culture spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in 1945, right up to the present day. Entries range from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer overview essays giving an in-depth treatment of major issues. Culture is defined in its broadest sense to allow for coverage of the diversity of practice and production in a country as vibrant and rapidly changing as Japan. Including a new preface by the editor to bring the book fully up-to-date with cultural developments since 2001, this Encyclopediawill be an invaluable reference tool for students of Japanese and Asian Studies, as well as providing a fascinating insight into Japanese culture for the general reader.

Table of Contents

The entries are indexed under the following categories: Acupuncture; aerospace industry ; cherry blossoms; commuting; department stores; economic recovery; employment; environment and anti-pollution; exporting Japanese culture; feminism; information society; Japanese management systems; karaoke; literacy; new religions; noodles; poetry; silk; Tokyo Olympics; urban migration; yen

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