Social Commentary on State and Society in Modern Japan

  • Yoneyuki Sugita

About this book


This anthology analyzes societal and cultural aspects of modern Japan. It identifies the dynamic trend and undercurrent in Japan by addressing three key areas: modernization, internationalization, and memory and imagination. Using interdisciplinary and multi-language approaches, it discusses topics such as religion, ethnicity, civil society, art, public health, popular culture, war, identity and education. It is a valuable resource for scholars and graduate students with an interest in cutting-edge research analyses of Japanese / Asian studies.


Modernization and globalization of Japan Cultural and Social Perspectives of Japan Civil Religion in Japan Ethnicity in Japan Japanese Health Insurance Law Civil Society in Japan Arts in Japan Public Health in Japan Popular Culture in Japan Japan’s and the Asia-Pacific War History and Japan the U.S. and Japan

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoneyuki Sugita
    • 1
  1. 1.Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2394-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2395-8
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