Japanese Studies – sources

Key Books on Japanese Society and Culture (mostly since 2000)

updated on July 20, 2019

General

Kingston, Jeff. 2019. Japan. Cambridge: Polity.

Okano, Kaori, and Yoshio Sugimoto, eds. 2017. Rethinking Japanese Studies: Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific Region. London: Routledge.

Funabashi, Yoishi, and Barak Kusuner, eds. 2016. Examining Japan’s Lost Decades. London: Routledge.

Kawano Satsuki, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan O. Long, eds. 2014. Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press

Gerteis, Christopher, and Timothy S. George, eds. 2013. Japan since 1945: From Postwar to Post-Bubble. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Bestor, Victoria Lyon, and Theodore C. Bestor, eds. 2011. The Routledge Handbook on Japanese Culture and Society. London; New York: Routledge.

Kingston, Jeff. 2010. Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social Change since the 1980s. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Nelson, Patricia A., and Marie Söderberg, eds. 2010. Japan’s Politics and Economy: Perspectives on Change. London; New York: Routledge.

Sugimoto, Yoshio, ed. 2009. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture.

Hendry, Joy, and Heung Wah Wong eds.  2006.  Dismantling the East-West Dichotomy: Views from Japanese Anthropology. London; New York: Routledge.

Yoda, Tomiko, and Harry Harootunian, eds. 2006. Japan After Japan: Social and Cultural Life from the Recessionary 1990s to the Present. Durham: Duke University Press.

Thompson, Christopher S. and John W. Traphagan, eds.  2006.  Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan: Concept of Tradition and Modernity in Practice. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Katzenstein, Peter J. and Takashi Shiraishi, eds.  2006. Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Robertson, Jennifer, ed. 2005. A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan. Oxford: Blackwell.

Yamashita, Shinji, and J, Bosco, J.S. Eades. 2004. The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia. New York: Berghahn.

Ryang, Sonia. 2004. Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique. London; New York: Routledge.

Sugimoto, Yoshio. 2003. An Introduction to Japanese Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hendry, Joy. 2003. Understanding Japanese Society. London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon.

Graham, Jeff, Javed Maswood, and Hideaki Miyajima. 2002.  Japan – Change and Continuity.  London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon.

Oguma, Eiji. 2002. A Genealogy of ‘Japanese’ Self Images. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Denoon, Donald, Mark Hudson, Gavan McCormack, and Tessa Morris-Suzuki, eds. 2002. Multicultural Japan: Palaeolithic to Postmodern. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Befu, Harumi. 2001. Hegemony of Homogeneity: An Anthropological Analysis of Nihonjinron. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Eades, J.S., Tom Gill, and Harumi Befu, eds. 2000. Globalization and Social Change in Contemporary Japan.  Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

 

Fieldwork in Japan

Robertson, Jennifer E., ed. 2009. Politics and Pitfalls of Japan Ethnography: Reflexivity, Responsibility, and Anthropological Ethics. London: Routledge.

Bestor, Theodore C., Patricia G. Steinhoff, and Victoria Lyon Bestor, eds. 2003. Doing Fieldwork in Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

 

Family and Gender

Gill Steel, ed. 2019. Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Emma Cook, and Allison Alexy, eds. 2018. Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

White, Linda. 2018. Gender and the Koseki In Contemporary Japan: Surname, Power, and Privilege. London: Routledge.

Charlebois, Justin. 2016. Japanese Femininities. London: Routledge.

Aronsson, Anne Stefanie. 2016. Career Women in Contemporary Japan: Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives. London: Routledge.

Goldstein-Gidoni, Ofra. 2012. Housewives of Japan: An Ethnography of Real Lives and Consumerized Domesticity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tokuhiro, Yoko. 2011. Marriage in Contemporary Japan. London: Routledge.

Allison, Alexy, and Richard Ronald, eds. 2011. Home and Family in Japan: Continuity and Transformation. London: Routledge.

Mikanagi, Yumiko. 2011. Masculinity and Japan’s Foreign Relations. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.

LeBlanc, Robin. 2009. The Art of the Gut: Manhood, Power, and Ethics in Japanese Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Okano, Kaori. 2009. Young Women in Japan: Transitions to Adulthood. London; New York: Routledge.

Aoyama, Tomoko, and Barbara Hartley, eds. 2009. Girl Reading Girl in Japan. London: Routledge.

Hertog, Ekaterina. 2009. Tough Choices: Bearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Hashimoto, Akiko, and John W. Traphagan, eds. 2008. Imagined Families, Lived Families  Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Kumagai, Fumie. 2008. Families in Japan: Changes, Continuities and Regional Variations. Lanham: University Press of America.

Itoh, Masako. 2007. I’m Married to Your Company! Everyday Voices of Japanese Women, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.

Martin, Ruth. 2007. The Japanese Housewife Overseas: Adapting to Change of Culture and Status. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Ryang, Sonia. 2006. Love in Modern Japan: Its Estrangement from Self, Sex and Society. London and New York: Routledge.

Miller, Laura.  2006.  Beauty UP: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Marcus, Rebrick, and Ayumi Takenaka, eds. 2006. The Changing Japanese Family. London; New York: Routldge.

Molony, Barbara, and Kathleen Uno. 2005. Gendering Modern Japanese History. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center.

Takeda, Hiroko.  2005.  The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan: Between Nation-State and Everyday Life.  London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon.

Miller, Laura, and Jan Bardsley, eds. 2005. Bad Girls of Japan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Borovoy, Amy. 2005. The Too-Good Wife: Alcohol, Codependency, and the Politics of Nurturance in Postwar Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kurotani, Sawa. 2005. Home Away from Home: Japanese Corporate Wives in the United States. Durham: Duke University Press.

Ueno, Chizuko.  2004.  Nationalism and Gender. Translated by Beverley Yamamoto.  Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Sato, Barbara H. 2003. The New Japanese Women: Modernity, Media, and Women in Interwar Japan. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Roberson, James E., and Nobue Suzuki, eds. 2003. Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan: Dislocating the Salaryman Doxa. London; New York: Routledge Curzon.

Goodman, Roger, ed. 2002. Family and Social Policy in Japan: Anthropological Approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

White, Merry Issacs. 2002. Perfectly Japanese: Making Families in an Era of Upheaval. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Norgren, Tiana. 2001.  Abortion before Birth Control:  The Politics of Reproduction in Postwar Japan. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

LeBlanc, Robin M. 1999. Bicycle Citizens: The Political World of the Japanese Housewife, with a foreword by Saskia Sassen. Berkeley: University of California Press.

 

Education

Ogawa, Akihiro. 2015. Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan: Risk, Knowledge, and Community. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Okada, Akito. 2011.Education and Equal Opportunity in Japan. New York: Berghahn.

Willis, David Blake and Jeremy Rappleye.  2011. Reimagining Japanese Education: Borders, Transfers, Circulations, and the Comparative. 2011. Oxford: Symposium Books.

Poole, Gregory S. 2010. The Japanese Professor: An Ethnography of a University Faculty. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Poole, Gregory S., and Ya-chen Chen, eds. 2009. Higher Education in East Asia: Neoliberalism and the Professoriate. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Cave, Peter. 2008. Primary School in Japan: Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education. London; New York: Routledge.

McVeigh, Brian. 2006. The State Bearing Gifts: Deception and Disaffection in Japanese Higher Education. Lenham, MD: Lexington Books.

Eades, J. S., Roger Goodman & Yumiko Hada, eds.  2005.  The ‘Big Bang’ in Japanese Higher Education: The 2004 Reforms and the Dynamics of Change.  Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Davies, Bronwyn, and Hiroyuki Kasama. 2004.  Gender in Japanese Preschools: Frogs and Snails and Feminist Tales in Japan.  Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Sato, Nancy. E. 2004. Inside Japanese Classrooms: The Heart of Education.  New York; London: Routledge Falmer.

Yoneyama, Shoko. 2001. The Japanese High School: Silence and Resistance. London; New York: Routledge.

Goodman, Roger. 2000. Children of the Japanese State: The Changing Role of Child Protection Institutions in Contemporary Japan. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McConnell, David. 2000. Importing Diversity: Inside Japan’s JET Program. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Holloway, Susan D. 2000. Contested Childhood: Diversity and Change in Japanese Preschools. London; New York: Routledge.

Okano, Kaori and Motonori Tsuchiya. 1999. Education in Contemporary Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Work

Dasgupta, Romit. 2013. Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting masculinities. London: Routledge.

Imai, Jun. 2011. The Transformation of Japanese Employment Relations: Reform without Labor. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Meyer-Ohle, Hendrik. 2009. Japanese Workplaces in Transition: Employee Perceptions. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan.

Faison, Elyssa. 2007. Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Moeran, Brian. 2007. Ethnography at Work. New York: Berg.

Vogel, Steven. 2006. Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Haak, René, ed. 2006. The Changing Structure of Labor in Japan: Japanese Human Resource Management between Continuity and Innovation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Matanle, Peter, and Wim Lunsing, eds.  2006.  Perspectives on Work, Employment and Society in Japan.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Genda, Yuji. 2006. A Nagging Sense of Job Insecurity: The New Reality Facing Japanese Youth. Tokyo: International House of Japan.

Mouer, Ross, and Kawanishi Hirosuke.  2005.  A Sociology of Work in Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Marcus Rebick. 2005. The Japanese Employment System: Adapting to a New Economic Environment. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gill, Tom. 2001. Men of Uncertainty. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Ogasawara, Yuko. 1998. Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender, and Work in Japanese Companies. Berkeley: University of California Press.

 

Globalization

Holroyd, Carin, and Ken Coates, eds. 2014. Japan in the Age of Globalization. London: Routledge.

Nakano, Yoshiko. 2009. Where There Are Asians, There Are Rice Cookers: How “National” Went Global via Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press.

Sedgwick, Mitchell W. 2008. Globalisation and Japanese Organisational Culture: An Ethnography of a Japanese Corporation in France. London; New York: Routledge.

Bestor, Theodore C. 2004. Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Iwabuchi, Koichi. 2002. Recentering Globalization. Durham: Duke University Press.

Befu, Harumi, and Sylvie Guichard-Anguis, eds. 2001. Globalizing Japan: Ethnography of the Japanese Presence in Asia, Europe and America. London: Routledge.

Eades, J .S., Tom Gill, and Harumi Befu. 2000. Globalization and Social Change in Contemporary Japan. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Pres.

 

Social Class

Chiavacci, David, and Carola Hommerich, eds. 2017. Social Inequality in Post-Growth Japan: Transformation during Economic and Demographic Stagnation. London: Routledge.

Ishida, Hiroshi, and David H. Slater, eds. 2009. Social Class in Contemporary Japan. London; New York: Routledge.

Iwata, Masami, and Akihiko Nishizawa, eds. 2008 Poverty and Social Welfare in Japan. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Sato, Yoshimichi, ed. 2007. Deciphering Stratification and Inequality: Japan and Beyond. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Tachibanaki, Toshiaki. 2005. Confronting Income Inequality in Japan. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Hashimoto, Kenji. 2003. Class Structure in Contemporary Japan. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

 

Minorities

Kim-Wachutkam, Jackie. 2019. Zainichi Korean Women in Japan: Voices. London: Routledge

Stevens, Carolyn. 2013. Disability in Japan. London: Routledge.

Rabson, Steve. 2012. The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within. Honolulu: University of Hawaii

Amos, Timothy D. 2011. Embodying Difference: The Making of Burakumin in Modern Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Chung, Erin Aeran. 2010. Immigration and Citizenship in Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Neary, Ian. 2009. The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan: The Career of Matsumoto Jiichiro. London; New York: Routledge.

Ryang Sonia, and John Lie, eds. 2009. Diaspora without Homeland: Being Korean in Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Chapman, David. 2009. Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicity. London: Routledge.

Lie, John. 2008. Zainichi (Koreans in Japan): Diaspora Nationalism and Postcolonial Identity. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Bhowmik, Davinder. 2008. Writing Okinawa: Narrative Acts of Identity and Resistance. London; New York: Routledge.

Ryang, Sonia. 2008. Writing Selves in Diaspora: Ethnography of Autobiographics of Korean Women in Japan and the United States. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Chapman, David. 2007. Zainichi Korean Ethnicity and Identity, London: Routledge.

Aoki, Hideo. 2006. Japan’s Underclass: Day Labourers and the Homeless. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Nakamura, Karen. 2006.  Deaf in Japan Signing And the Politics of Identity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Tanji, Miyuki. 2006. Myth, Protest and Struggle in Okinawa. New York: Routledge.

Hasegawa, Miki. 2006. We Are Not Garbage! The Homeless Movement in Tokyo, 1994–2002. New York; London: Routledge.

Walker, Brett L.  2006.  The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Cultures in Japanese Expansion. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Oyama, Shiro. 2005. A Man with No Talents: Memoirs of a Tokyo Day Labor.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Gill, Tom.  2001. Men of Uncertainty. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Fitzhugh, William, and Chisato O. Dubreuil. 2000. Ainu. Seattle: University of Washington press.

Ryang, Sonia. 2000. Koreans in Japan: Critical Voices from the Margin. New York: Routledge.

Keyso, Ruth Ann. 2000. Women of Okinawa: Nine Voices from a Garrison Island. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

 

Multiculturalism

Breaden, Jeremy et al. eds. 2017. Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice. London: Routledge.

Haines, David W., Keiko Yamanaka, and Shinji Yamashita, eds.. 2012. Wind over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context. New York; Oxford: Berghahn.

Haines, David W., Keiko Yamanaka, and Shinji Yamashita, eds.. 2012. Wind Over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context. New York; Oxford: Berghahn.

Vogt, Gabriele, and Roberts, Glenda S. eds. 2011. Migration and Integration – Japan in Comparative Perspective. Munich: Indicium.

Liu-Farrer, Gracia. 2011. Labour Migration from China to Japan: International Students, Transnational Migrants. London: Routledge.

Chung, Erin Aeran. 2010. Immigration and Citizenship in Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ryang Sonia, and John Lie, eds. 2009. Diaspora without Homeland: Being Korean in Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Endoh, Toake. 2009. Exporting Japan: Politics of Emigration to Latin America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Graburn, Nelson, et al., eds. 2008. Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within. New York: Berghahn.

Shipper, Apichai. 2008. Fighting for Foreigners: Immigration and Its Impact on Japanese Democracy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Lesser, Jeffrey. 2007. A Discontented Diaspora: Japanese Brazilians and the Meanings of Ethnic Militancy, 1960-1980. Durham: Duke University Press.

Tsuda, Takeyuki, ed. 2006. Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration: Japan in Comparative Perspective.

Adachi, Nobuko, ed. 2006. Japanese Diasporas: Unsung Pasts, Conflict Presents and Uncertain Futures. London: Routledge.

Masterson, Daniel. 2004. The Japanese in Latin America, with Sayaka Funada-Classen. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Denoon, Donald, Mark Hudson, Gavan McCormack, and Tessa Morris-Suzuki, eds. 2002. Multicultural Japan: Palaeolithic to Postmodern. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Roth, Joshua Hotaka. 2002. Brokered Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Lie, John. 2001.Multiethnic Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Sellek, Yoko. 2001. Migrant Labour in Japan.  New York: Palgrave.

Komai, Hiroshi. 2001. Foreign Migrants in Contemporary Japan. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Douglass, Mike, and Glenda S. Roberts, eds.  2000.  Japan and Global Migration: Foreign Workers and the Advent of a Multicultural Society.  London: Routledge.

 

Civil Society

Kage, Rieko. 2011. Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Avenell, Simon. 2010. Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Ogawa, Akihiro. 2009. The Failure of Civil Society?: The Third Sector and the State in Contemporary Japan. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Reimann, Kim. 2009. The Rise of Japanese NGO’s: Activism from Above. London; New York: Routledge.

Daniel Aldrich. 2008. Site Fights: Divisive Facilities and Civil Society in Japan and the West. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Haddad, Mary Alice. 2007. Politics and Volunteering in Japan: A Global Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ducke, Isa. 2007. Civil Society and the Internet in Japan. New York: Routledge.

Takao, Yasuo. 2007. Reinventing Japan: From Merchant Nation to Civic Nation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pekkanen, Robert. 2006. Japan’s Dual Civil Society: Members without Advocates. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Nakano, Lynne Y. 2005.  Community Volunteers in Japan: Everyday Stories of Social Change.  London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon.

Kingston, Jeff.  2004.  Japan’s Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in the 21st Century.  London: Routledge.

Witteveen, Guven Peter. 2004. The Renaissance of Takefu: How People and the Local Past Changed the Civic Life of a Regional Japanese Town. Londonl New York: Routledge.

Hasegawa, Koichi. 2004. Constructing Civil Society in Japan: Voices of Environmental Movements. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Osborne, Stephen P., ed. 2003.  The Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector in Japan: The Challenge of Change.  London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon.

Schwartz, Frank J., and Susan J. Pharr. 2003. The State of Civil Society in Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Social Movements

Nishikawa, Yukiko. 2018. Political Sociology of Japanese Pacifism. London: Routledge.

Avenell, Simon. 2017. Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Tsutsui, Kiyoteru 2018. Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Andrews, William. 2016. Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture from 1945 to Fukushima. London: Hurst.

Broadbent, Jeffery, and Vicky Brockmn, eds. 2011. East Asian Social Movements – Power, Protest, and Change in a Dynamic Region. London: Springer.

Hyde, Sarah. 2009. The Transformation of the Japanese Left: From Old Socialists to New Democrats. London: Routledge.

Chan, Jennifer, ed. 2008. Another Japan is Possible: New Social Movements and Global Citizenship Education. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Murase, Miriam. 2006. Cooperation over Conflict: The Women’s Movement in the State in Postwar Japan. New York: Rotuledge.

Sorensen, Andre, and Carolin Funck, eds. 2006. Local Empowerment: Citizens’ Movements, Machizukuri and Living Environments in Japan. London; New York: Routledge.

Carlile, Lonny E. 2005. Divisions of Labor: Globality, Ideology, and War in the Shaping of the Japanese Labor Movement. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Sasaki-Uemura, Wesley. 2001. Organizing the Spontaneous: Citizen Protest in Postwar Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Igarashi, Yoshikuni. 2000. Bodies of Memory: Narratives of war in Postwar Japanese Culture 1945-1970. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

 

Pop Culture

Ergül, Hakan. 2019. Popularizing Japanese TV: The Cultural, Economic, and Emotional Dimensions of Infotainment Discourse. London: Routledge.

McLelland, Mark, ed. 2016. The End of Cool Japan: Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Challenges to Japanese Popular Culture. London: Routledge.

Yano, Christine R. 2013. Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek across the Pacific. Durham: Duke University Press.                                                                                                                                                                     Condry, Ian. 2013. The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story. Durham: Duke University Press.

Kawamura, Yuniya. 2012. Fashioning Japanese Subcultures. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Minamida, Katsuya, and Izumi Tsuji, eds. 2012. Pop Culture and the Everyday in Japan: Sociological Perspectives. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Thomas, Jolyon Baraka, 2012. Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Lukács, Gabriella. 2010. Scripted Affects, Branded Selves: Television, Subjectivity and Capitalism in 1990s Japan. Durham: Duke University Press.

Papp, Zilia. 2010. Anime and Its Roots in Early Japanese Monster Art. Leiden: Global Oriental.

Lamarre, Thomas. 2009. The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Chun, Jayson Makoto. 2009. “A Nation of a Hundred Million Idiots”? A Social History of Japanese Television, 1953-1973. New York: Routledge.

Watanabe, Yasushi, and David L. McConnell, eds. 2008. Soft Power Superpowers: Cultural and National. Assets of Japan and the United States. Armonk: M.E.Sharpe.

Stevens, Carolyn. 2008. Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power. London; New York: Routledge.

Baskett, Michael. 2008. The Attractive Empire Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

MacWilliams, Mark W. 2008. Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime. Armonk: M.E.Sharpe.

Huat, Chua Beng, and Koichi Iwabuchi, eds. 2008. East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Gerow, Aaron. 2008. Kitano Takeshi. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Keet, Philomena. 2007. The Tokyo Look Book: Stylish To Spectacular, Goth To Gyaru, Sidewalk To Catwalk. Tokyo: Kodansha International.

Yoshinaga, Masayuki, and Katsuhiko Ishikawa. 2007. Gothic and Lolita. London: Phaidon Press.

Kern, Adam L. 2006. Manga from the Floating World: Comicbook Culture and the Kibyoshi of Edo Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center.

Zhou, Xun, and Francesca Tarocco. 2006. Karaoke: The Global Phenomenon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, distributed for Reaktion Books.

Allison, Anne. 2006. Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Condry, Ian. 2006. Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Holden, Todd, Joseph Miles, and Timothy J. Scrase, eds. 2006. Medi@sia: Global Media/tion in and out of Context. London; New York: Routledge.

Napier, Susan J. 2005. Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Miller, Laura, and Jan Bardsley, eds. 2005. Bad Girls of Japan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Miller, Laura. 2005. There’s More Than Manga: Popular Nonfiction Books and Magazines. In A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan. Oxford: Blackwell.

Aoyagi, Hiroshi. 2005. Islands of Eight Million Smiles: Idol Performance and Symbolic Production in Contemporary Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Ito, Mizuko, Daisuke Okabe, and Misa Matsuda, eds. 2005. Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese life. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Tsutsui, William M. 2004. Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kelly, William W., ed  2004.  Fanning the Flames: Fandoms and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Tobin, Joseph, ed. 2004. Pikachu’s Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokemon. Durham, NC: Duke University Pres.

Gottlieb, Nanette, and Mark McLelland.  2003. Japanese Cybercultures, with a preface by David Gauntlett.  London; New York: Routledge.

Mitsui, Toru, and Shuhei Hosokoawa, eds. 2001. Karaoke around the World. London; New York: Routledge.

Kinsella, Sharon. 2000. Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Craig, Timothy J., ed. 2000. Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Klippensteen, Kate. 2000. Ganguro Girls: The Japanese Black Face. Köln: Könemann

Slaymaker, Douglas, ed. 2000. A Century of Popular Culture in Japan. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Shiraishi, Saya S. 2000. Doraemon Goes Abroad. In Japan Pop! Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

 

Youth

Heinrich, Patrick, and Christian Galan. 2018. Being Young in Super-Aging Japan. Formative Events and Cultural Reactions. London: Routledge.

Goodman, Roger, et al., eds. 2012. A Sociology of Japanese Youth: From Returnees to Neets. London: Routledge

Yoder, Robert Stuart. 2011. Deviance and Inequality in Japan: Japanese Youth and Foreign Migrants. By. Bristol, UK: Polity Press.

Brinton, Mary. 2010. Lost in Transition: Youth, Work, and Instability in Postindustrial Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kosugi, Reiko. 2008. Escape from Work: Freelancing Youth and the Challenge to Corporate Japan.  Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press

Genda, Yuji. 2006. A Nagging Sense of Job Insecurity: The New Reality of Facing Japanese Youth. Tokyo: International House of Japan Press.

Yoder, Robert Stuart. 2004. Youth Deviance in Japan: Class Reproduction of Non-Conformity. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Mathews, Gordon, and Bruce White, eds. 2004. Japan’s Changing Generations: Are Young People Creating a New Society? London; New York: RoutldgeCurzon.

Foljanty-Jos, Gesine. 2003. Juvenile Delinquency in Japan: Reconsidering the “Crisis” Leiden: Brill.

 

Demographic Change

Heinrich, Patrick, and Christian Galan. 2018. Being Young in Super-Aging Japan. Formative Events and Cultural Reactions. London: Routledge.

Matanle, Peter, and Anthony S. Rausch with the Shrinking Regions Research Group. 2011. Japan’s Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century: Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.

Kawano, Satsuki. 2010. Nature’s Embrace: Japan’s Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Tsung-hsi Fu and Rhidian Hughes, eds. 2009. Ageing in East Asia: Challenges and Policies for the Twenty-first Century. Abingdon: Routledge.

Coulmas, Florian, et al. eds. 2008. The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. Leiden: Brill.

Goodman, Roger, and Sarah Harper, eds. 2007. Ageing in Asia: Asia’s Position in the New Global Demography. London; New York: Routledge.

Coulmas, Florian. 2007. Population Decline and Ageing in Japan—The Social Consequences. London; New York: Routledge.

Hamada, Koichi, and Hiromi Kato, eds. 2007. Ageing and the Labor Market: Problems and Policies. Chelenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Rosenbluth, Frances M. 2006. The Political Economy of Japan’s Low Fertility. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Mathews, Gordon, and Bruce White. 2004. Japan’s Changing Generations: Are Young People Creating a New Society? London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon

Traphagan, John W. , and John Night, eds.  2004.  Demographic Change and the Family in Japan’s Aging Society.  Albany: State University of New York Press.

Thang, Leng Leng. 2001. Generations in Touch: Linking the Old and Young in a Tokyo Neighborhood. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

 

Post Fukushima

Aldrich, Daniel P. 2019. Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Brown, Alexander J., 2018, Anti-Nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima. Tokyo: Power Struggles. London: Routledge.

Tamura, Azum. 2018. Post-Fukushima Activism: Politics and Knowledge in the Age of Precarity. London: Routledge

Yoneyama, Shoko. 2018. Animism in Contemporary Japan: Voices for the Anthropocene from post-Fukushima Japan. London: Routledge.

Roggema, Rob, and Wanglin Yan. eds. 2017. Tsunami and Fukushima Disaster: Design for Reconstruction. New York: Springer.

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