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Excellent reading for anyone with an interest in Japan, necessary reading for any student of Japanese Studies.

An Introduction to Japanese Society

TINA rated it really liked it Dec 11, Telly Ree rated it really liked it Oct 04, Minority Groups Ethnicity and Discrimination. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Collusion and Competition in the Establishment – Politics in Japan. Well, I may be a bit biased on why I was particularly taken with this jpanese considering my academic background but nonetheless, it has some GREAT info about Japanese social structure.

So here, in brief, are the names 10 chapters and what I think of them.

The Japan Phenomenon and the Social Sciences. His statistics and information are usually too outdated. But I wonder, is it wrong for everyone to act in a way that promotes harmony?

In that case, the ‘new’ children will grow up with a different yishio. And when does harmony lead to conformity?

Here, internationally renowned scholar, Yoshio Sugimoto, writes a sophisticated, yet highly readable and lucid text, using both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his original narrative.

socirty Geographical and Generational Variations – A quick look at how different parts of Japan differ from each other in terms of culture, language, business, etc as well as how each generation post-war, global generation, etc differ and yoshi implications.


Japaneseness Ethnicity and Minority Groups. Ayla rated it really liked it Apr 03, Therefore, they cannot be called bilingual. First posted at With Love from Japan, Eustacia An interesting and academic take on Japanese society.

You won’t become and expert on Japanese society after reading this book, but you’ll definitely have learnt something. Selected pages Title Page. Selected pages Title Page. Japanese society is nothing like how you think it is.

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As an introductory text, An Introduction to Japanese Society mostly provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics, but topics which are commonly the focus of debate tend to lack explanation of the different opinions used.

Also, the kind of geographical variations exists in every culture, not only in Japan. Still, this reading is suitable for college-level learning about Japanese society although I wouldn’t recommend this one. It’s a nice introduction, but if you want an in depth look, you should go and read Japanese Politics Today from Karaoke to Kabuki Democracy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As a reviewer of the first edition noted, ‘Accolades to Yoshio Sugimoto for his latest contribution to contemporary literature on Japan, An Introduction to Japanese Society, which is wide-ranging, thought-provoking and comprehensive.

Civil Society and Friendly Authoritarianism – Trying to make the case that life in Japan is ‘authoritarian’, Although I think that if you compare it to Singapore, Singapore might be considered stricter at least, that’s what a lot of Japanese say, especially when they hear about the stance towards gum and littering.

An Introduction to Japanese Society by Yoshio Sugimoto

References to this book Japanese Education Reform: Trivia About An Introduction t Cambridge University Press- Social Science – pages. Not only in daily life but also in law, the rights of gaijin are not fully protected One funny fact, before the residence card of foreigners in Japan changed its name to ‘zairyu card’, its previous name literally means ‘alien registration card’: At school, the education should also change itself to adjust the situation.


Sandy rated it liked it Jan 25, This revised edition has been updated to cover developments in the five years since the first edition was published.

Return to Book Page. As an introductory text, An Introduction to Japanese Society mostly sociwty comprehensive coverage of a wide An interesting and academic take on Japanese society. Sadly I didn’t know there was a fourth edition so I picked up the third edition instead. Open Preview See a Problem? Alongside Joy Hendry, Sugimoto is excellent in giving a general overview of the key topics of Japan- work, gender, education, home e.

Collusion and Competition sociiety the Establishment. This book is definitely a resource and is not the type of book you’d sit down and read from cover to cover. All in all, an interesting book, especially if you’re looking to a brief introduction. In so doing he challenges the traditional notion that Japan comprises a uniform culture, and draws attention to its subcultural diversity and class competition.

The Japanese Way of Justice: But I think that the look into Japanese Business Management wasn’t deep enough, but then again, this isn’t a Business Administration textbook. An Introduction to Japanese Society.