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British Factory Japanese Factory: The Origins of National Diversity in Industrial Relations

British Factory Japanese Factory: The Origins of National Diversity in Industrial Relations

1st Edition

Ronald Dore
October 19, 2013

The Japanese way of work is notoriously ‘different’. But is it Japan or Britain which is the odd man out? When originally published this was the first book to explore the real differences, through a point-by-point comparison of two Japanese factories with two British ones making similar products....

Direct Foreign Investment: A Japanese Model of Multi-National Business Operations

Direct Foreign Investment: A Japanese Model of Multi-National Business Operations

1st Edition

Kyoshi Kojima
October 19, 2013

Direct foreign investment and the activities of multinational corporations are new dynamic elements in the international economy. This book identifies, theoretically and practically, a Japanese model of multinational business operations which has characteristics differing from the American or "...

Foreign Workers and Law Enforcement in Japan

Foreign Workers and Law Enforcement in Japan

1st Edition

Wolfgang Herbert
October 19, 2013

This is a detailed study of the extent to which an increased influx of foreign workers is a threat to law and order in the context of the data-generating process of police statistics and the media coverage of "crimes" committed by foreigners. It shows that a general mood in which foreign workers...

Foreign Competition in Japan: Human Resource Strategies

Foreign Competition in Japan: Human Resource Strategies

1st Edition

Robert J Ballon
October 19, 2013

The Japanese market is an attractive and challenging one. It is essential for foreign companies wanting to establish a growing presence to build operations which are suited to the Japanese. This book focuses on three particular areas: the labour market, the workplace and the market-place. The...

Difference and Modernity: Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society

Difference and Modernity: Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society

1st Edition

John Clammer
October 19, 2013

The question of ‘postmodernity’ that has swept Western academic and intellectual circles raises critical comparative questions. Do societies that have not experienced the same historical development as the West pass inevitably through modernity into postmodernity, or can they skip such stages...

An Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism: With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases

An Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism: With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases

1st Edition

William M McGovern
August 07, 2013

William Montgomery McGovern’s Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was one of the first books on Mahayana Buddhism written for a Western audience. It predates influential English language overviews of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, A. Watts, and W. Rahula. The author was born in New York City in 1897 and...

An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language: With Easy Progressive Exercises

An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language: With Easy Progressive Exercises

1st Edition

Tatui Baba
August 07, 2013

When originally published in 1873 one of the aims was to protest against an idea that the Japanese language was very imperfect, and therefore it should be exterminated! The second was to give a general idea of the Japanese language as it is spoken.  ...

Banking Policy in Japan: American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation

Banking Policy in Japan: American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation

1st Edition

William M Tsutsui
August 07, 2013

The unique Japanese banking system has contributed greatly to Japan’s post-war economic advance by investing aggressively in industry and by supporting close government-business relations. The banking sector might not have come to assume such a significant role, however, had American efforts to...

Broadcasting in Japan: Case-studies on Broadcasting Systems

Broadcasting in Japan: Case-studies on Broadcasting Systems

1st Edition

Masami Ito
August 07, 2013

Japan has developed what is arguably the most sophisticated and the most democratic broadcasting system in the world. The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1st September 1923, with its devastation and confusion drove home in its appalling way the importance of being able to broadcast immediate information...

Black Star Over Japan: Rising Forces of Militarism

Black Star Over Japan: Rising Forces of Militarism

1st Edition

Albert Axelbank
August 07, 2013

The Japanese are the only people in the world who have experienced the horror of nuclear weapons with their own flesh. Atomic holocaust was followed by American occupation and the American-inspired, postwar Japanese ‘Peace Constitution’ which explicitly outlawed Japanese military forces and the use...

The Cultural Transition: Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan

The Cultural Transition: Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan

1st Edition

Merry I White, Susan Pollak
August 07, 2013

This volume makes available a wide variety of cultural perspectives on education and on economic and social progress. Contributors focus on three main questions, the answers to which are vital for understanding the needs of both national policy and personal fulfilment in widely differing cultures....

The Emperor's Adviser: Saionji Kinmochi and Pre-War Japanese Politics

The Emperor's Adviser: Saionji Kinmochi and Pre-War Japanese Politics

1st Edition

Lesley Connors
August 07, 2013

Saionji Kinmochi was an aristocrat, a scholar and a progressive liberal politician who twice occupied the highest political office in the nation and who, during three decades, as adviser to three Emperors, coordinated and directed Japanese politics. His long life encompassed the emergence of the...

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