Russian Views of Japan, 1792-1913

An Anthology of Travel Writing
Author: David N. Wells
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415297303
Category: History
Page: 213
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Before Japan was 'opened up' in the 1850s, contact with Russia as well as other western maritime nations was extremely limited. Yet from the early eighteenth century onwards, as a result of their expanding commercial interests in East Asia and the North Pacific, Russians had begun to encounter Japanese and were increasingly eager to establish diplomatic and trading relations with Japan. This book presents rare narratives written by Russians, including official envoys, scholars and, later, tourists, who visited Japan between 1792 and 1913. The introduction and notes set these narratives in the context of the history of Russo-Japanese relations and the genre of European travel writing, showing how the Russian writers combined ethnographic interests with the assertion of Russian and European values, simultaneously inscribing power relations and negotiating cultural difference.

Our Japan Album

Reproductions of Photographic Views of Japan and of the Missions of the Evangelical Association
Author: F. W. Voegelein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Japan
Page: 33
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Health Care in Japan


Author: Margaret Powell,Masahira Anesaki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113689764X
Category: Reference
Page: 272
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In the 1970s and 80s Japan experienced some deep-rooted social changes which affected attitudes to health care services among both professionals and consumers alike. Health Care in Japan provides an introduction to and overview of health and medical services in Japan at that time. It describes the historical development of modern medical care; the social, political, and cultural factors which have influenced the development of the system for the provision of health and medical services. It also discusses and analyses those aspects of the health care system which are of concern to the government and assesses how the existing system of health care will meet the needs of Japanese society in the future.

Business Enterprise in Japan

Views of Leading Japanese Economists
Author: Kenʼichi Imai,Ryūtarō Komiya,Professor Ryutaro Komiya,Ronald Philip Dore,D. Hugh Whittaker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262090322
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 417
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Is capitalism everywhere driven by the same logic of market forces, contract, and individualistic motivation? Or is Japan different? These eighteen contributions by leading Japanese economists shed light on a number of issues in this increasingly important debate. The variety of perspectives and the range of firms covered--not only the large industrial corporation but cooperatives, public enterprises, and mutual life insurance companies as well--provide a broad overview that few other books on Japanese business can offer. In a new introduction to this English-language edition, Ronald Dore and Hugh Whittaker identify and summarize the salient themes and sharpen the points discussed. Chapters are grouped into five parts:- Part I identifies characteristics of the typical Japanese firm and the enterprise system.- Part II examines interfirm behavior such as trading, subcontracting, and cross-shareholding in enterprise groups.- Part III describes general firm behavior: how businesses invest in research, equipment, and product development.- Part IV takes a look at the employment system--specifically, competition, deployment of human resources, and the traditional bonus system (a particularly significant feature of Japanese firms that differentiates them from their Western counterparts).- Finally, part V looks at specific kinds of firms: cooperatives, public utilities, and life insurance companies.

Japan. Europa. USA.

Weltpolitische Konstellationen der 90er Jahre
Author: Wilfried von Bredow,Thomas Jäger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663104265
Category: Political Science
Page: 247
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Zum Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts hin werden die internationalen Beziehungen mehr und mehr von Entwicklungen geprägt, die in immer engeren Aktions netzen zwischen politisch unterschiedlichen Gesellschaften ihre Dynamik entfalten und die als Globalisierung gekennzeichnet werden. Immer weniger Handlungen bleiben in ihren Folgen auf einzelne Gesellschaften und den Kreis der sie auslösenden Akteure beschränkt. Immer stärker werden die Entwicklungschancen der Gesellschaften vom internationalen Umfeld ge prägt. Während sich die Handlungen auf den Feldern Politik, Ökonomie, Ökologie und Kultur immer dichter vernetzen und die zwischengesellschaft lichen Beziehungen eine verletztliche Komplexität erreichen, bleiben die po litischen Steuerungsmöglichkeiten der Regierungen relativ grob. Es hat sogar den Anschein, als wollten die Staaten die globalen Entwicklungen national, höchstens aber makro-regional zu steuern versuchen. Das aber kann nicht er folgreich gelingen. Globale Interdependenz und, komplementär dazu, Fragmentierung kenn zeichnen den Stand der internationalen Beziehungen. Ihre Analyse und die ihrer Entwicklungsoptionen kann sich nicht nur auf einen dieser beiden be herrschenden Trends konzentrieren. Die zwischen Interdependenz und Fragmentierung entstehenden politi schen Verwerfungen wirken noch nachhaltiger, seit sich der Ost-West-Kon flikt aufgelöst hat und die Welt in viele kaum miteinander verbundene Kon fliktregionen zu zerfallen scheint. Politische Rollen konstituieren sich neu und sind noch nicht festgelegt. Von einer übersichtlichen Neuen WeIt-Ord nung kann keine Rede sein. Verteilungs-Chancen von Ressourcen und Ver antwortlichkeit stehen zur Disposition. Die Koordinaten von gestern sind überholt und steigern höchstens die Desorientierung. Ein taugliches Bild der Welt von heute und morgen existiert nicht.

Samurai and Supermen

National Socialist Views of Japan
Author: Bill Maltarich
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039103034
Category: History
Page: 406
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Focusing on the ideological contradictions inherent in the German alliance with Japan during World War II, this book analyses German discourse about Japan from the distinct yet intricately connected standpoints of the German-Japanese historical relationship, the scientific and pseudo-scientific presentation of Japan in Germany, and German fictional depictions of Japan. The volume examines the historical relationship between Germany and Japan in the light of their alliance. It also traces the origins and development of the image of Japan in Nazi Germany. Through non-fiction texts, the points of emphasis, friction, and outright contradiction are discovered between Nazi ideology and an alliance with Japan as they were discussed both publicly and privately in Germany at the time. Finally, by examining fictional depictions of Japan and the Japanese under the Nazis, the work reveals the means by which fiction addressed these ideological issues and incorporated the historical and non-fictional arguments of its contemporaries. This book looks carefully at its connection to other historical, political, racial, and ideological thought of the time.

African American Views of the Japanese

Solidarity or Sedition?
Author: Reginald Kearney
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791439128
Category: Social Science
Page: 201
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The first comprehensive chronicle of the events shaping African Americans’ views about Japan and the Japanese.

Corporate Governance

What Can Be Learned From Japan?
Author: Simon Learmount
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191531019
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 190
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This book explores current thinking on corporate governance by way of a detailed study of the governance practices of fourteen Japanese companies. The author was granted extensive access to these Japanese companies, as well as to their partner companies, their shareholders, and their banks, and is therefore able to provide a detailed insight into the way that Japanese companies are actually governed on a day-to-day basis. The book suggests that current mainstream conceptualizations of corporate governance are inadequate, as they do not help to understand the way that these Japanese companies are directed and controlled in practice. In the majority of cases, governance operates through a system which draws on the reciprocal obligations, responsibilities, and trust generated in everyday interactions at the individual and organizational level. The conclusions of the research have important implications not only for our understanding of the Japanese system of corporate governance, but also for international corporate governance policy and research in general. In particular, the book commends greater recognition that alongside the currently dominant concern 'controlling' the behaviour of company managers, the governance of companies might equally be considered in terms of the responsibilities, reciprocal obligations, and trust inherent in everyday interactions. The book is equally accessible and relevant to both academics and to those involved with corporate governance issues on a day-to-day basis, including financial services providers, lawyers, policymakers, and company directors.

Impacts of Megaconferences on the Water Sector


Author: Asit K. Biswas,Cecilia Tortajada
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540372245
Category: Science
Page: 276
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The book is the first pioneering study to assess the impacts of the megaconferences on water policies, programmes and projects at global, regional and national levels. The results are bleak. The evaluation indicated that except for the UN Water Conference, held in Argentina in 1977, the impacts of the subsequent megaconferences have been at best marginal in terms of knowledge generation and synthesis, poverty alleviation, and/or environmental conservation.

Interracial Intimacy in Japan

Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900
Author: Gary P. Leupp
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826460745
Category: History
Page: 313
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Gary Leupp describes and analyzes intimate relationships between Western men and Japanese women throughout the entire early modern period and into the first few decades of the modern period, when Westerners came to reside in the Treaty Ports. This subject has been largely overlooked by Western scholars, until now.

Japan Views the Philippines, 1900-1944


Author: Lydia N. Yu-Jose
Publisher: Ateneo University Press
ISBN: 9789715502818
Category: Social Science
Page: 209
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This text provides a study of Japanese-Philippine relations, putting them into a historical context of the relationship between the two countries and the two peoples before the occupation of the Philippines.

A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597–1600

The Writings of Kang Hang
Author: JaHyun Kim Haboush,Kenneth R. Robinson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535112
Category: History
Page: 272
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Kang Hang was a Korean scholar-official taken prisoner in 1597 by an invading Japanese army during the Imjin War of 1592–1598. While in captivity in Japan, Kang recorded his thoughts on human civilization, war, and the enemy's culture and society, acting in effect as a spy for his king. Arranged and printed in the seventeenth century as Kanyangnok, or The Record of a Shepherd, Kang's writings were extremely valuable to his government, offering new perspective on a society few Koreans had encountered in 150 years and new information on Japanese politics, culture, and military organization. In this complete, annotated translation of Kanyangnok, Kang ruminates on human behavior and the nature of loyalty during a time of war. A neo-Confucianist with a deep knowledge of Chinese philosophy and history, Kang drew a distinct line between the Confucian values of his world, which distinguished self, family, king, and country, and a foreign culture that practiced invasion and capture, and, in his view, was largely incapable of civilization. Relating the experiences of a former official who played an exceptional role in wartime and the rare voice of a Korean speaking plainly and insightfully on war and captivity, this volume enables a deeper appreciation of the phenomenon of war at home and abroad.