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  • Download E-books Myth, Protest and Struggle in Okinawa (Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series) PDF

    By Miyume Tanji

    Okinawan humans have built a distinct culture of protest of their lengthy historical past of oppression and marginalization. starting with the Ryukyu Kingdom’s annexation to Japan within the overdue 19th century, Miyume Tanji charts the devastation brought on by the second one global conflict, through the direct profession of post-war Okinawa and endured presence of the united states army forces within the wake of reversion to Japan in 1972.

    With ever extra fragmented businesses, identities and methods, Tanji explores how the solidarity of the Okinawan neighborhood of protest has come to relaxation more and more at the politics of delusion and the mind's eye.

    Drawing on unique interview fabric with Okinawan protestors and in-depth research of protest historical past, Myth, Protest and fight in Okinawa will attract students of jap background and politics, and people engaged on social routine and protest.

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  • Download E-books Innovationen und Gewerkschaften: Deutschland — Japan — Finnland PDF

    By Knut Wolfgang Nörr (auth.), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Horst Albach (eds.)

    Es gehört zu den nach wie vor nicht ganz geklärten Phänomenen der jüngsten Wirt­ schaftsgeschichte, wie es Japan gelingen konnte, innerhalb von vierzig Jahren zu der nach den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika führenden Wirtschaftsrnacht der Welt zu werden. Für die verantwortlichen Top-Manager deutscher Unternehmen battle bis zum Ende der sechziger Jahre eine eher herablassende Einstellung gegenüber der japanischen Konkurrenz typisch: "Die Japaner sind nur als Imitatoren intestine - der Imi­ tator wird immer dem Innovator hinterherhinken!". Die Geschichte hat die deutschen Unternehmer und die Welt eines Besseren - oder sollte ich sagen: eines Schlechte­ ren? - belehrt: die japanischen Unternehmen gehören heute zu den innovativsten der Welt. Der Mythos, daß die Japaner gute Imitatoren, aber schlechte Innovatoren sei­ en, hat sich als das erwiesen, used to be er von Anfang an warfare: ein Mythos - vielleicht auch von den Japanern nicht ohne Schmunzeln nicht bekämpft - so gelang ihnen der strategische Sprung an die entrance der Innovatoren in der Welt nur umso schneller. Für unsere japanischen Freunde wie für uns bleibt die wissenschaftliche Aufgabe, die Ursachen zu erkennen und die Faktoren zu isolieren, die zu diesem Erfolg in der Entwicklung der japanischen Wirtschaft geführt haben. Nur wenn guy die Be­ stimmungsfaktoren für diesen EI/olg erkennt, wird guy auch in der Lage sein, den Weg in die Zukunft richtig zu prognostizieren, den die japanischen Unternehmen zu gehen sich angeschickt haben.

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  • Download E-books Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952 PDF

    Opium is greater than only a drug extracted from poppies. over the last centuries it's been a palliative medication, an addictive substance, a strong mechanism for concentrating and moving wealth and tool among countries, and the anchor for a now vanished sociocultural global in and round China. Opium Regimes integrates the pioneering examine of 16 students to teach that the opium alternate used to be no longer in simple terms a British operation yet concerned chinese language retailers, chinese language kingdom brokers, and jap imperialists besides. The publication offers a coherent old arc that strikes from British imperialism within the 19th century, to chinese language capital formation and kingdom making on the flip of the century, to eastern imperialism in the course of the Thirties and Forties, and eventually to the plain solution of China's opium challenge within the early 1950s.

    Together those essays exhibit that the complicated interweaving of commodity buying and selling, habit, and nation intervention in opium's historical past refigured the old face of East Asia extra profoundly than the other commodity.

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  • Download E-books Strong Correlation and Superconductivity: Proceedings of the IBM Japan International Symposium, Mt. Fuji, Japan, 21–25 May, 1989 PDF

    By P. W. Anderson (auth.), Professor H. Fukuyama, Professor S. Maekawa, Dr. A. P. Malozemoff (eds.)

    This quantity comprises the lawsuits of the ffiM Japan overseas Sympo­ sium on robust Correlation and Superconductivity, which was once held in Keidan­ ren visitor residence on the foot of Mt. Fuji, may well 21-25, 1989. the aim of the Symposium used to be to supply a chance for discus­ sions at the challenge of robust correlation of electrons within the context of high-Tc superconductivity. Sixty-eight scientists have been invited from seven international locations and forty-three papers have been awarded within the Symposium. quickly after the invention ofhigh-Tc superconducting oxides, Professor P. W. Anderson proposed that the essence of high-Tc superconductivity lies within the powerful correlation one of the electrons in those fabrics. This notion has inspired a variety of theoretical investigations in this profound and dif­ ficult challenge, that are anticipated to guide finally to new strategies describ­ ing robust electron correlation. within the Symposium, Anderson himself all started vigorous discussions by means of his speak entitled "Myth and truth in High-Tc Supercon­ ductivity", which used to be by means of quite a few reviews on theoretical reviews and experimental effects. Concise and considerate summaries of test and conception got via Professors H. R. Ott and P. A. Lee, respectively. it really is our desire that this quantity displays the current prestige of the study job in this extraordinary challenge from the perspective of the elemental physics and that it'll additional stimulate the hassle to appreciate those interesting structures, the high-Tc oxides.

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  • Download E-books Japan and Britain after 1859: Creating Cultural Bridges PDF

    By Olive Checkland

    Within the years following Japan's lengthy interval of self-imposed isolation from the area, Japan built a brand new courting with the West, and particularly with Britain, the place family members grew to become fairly shut. the japanese, embarrassed via their perceived comparative backwardness, seemed to the West to profit glossy business thoughts, together with the layout and engineering abilities which underpinned them. while, taking nice satisfaction of their personal tradition, they exhibited and offered prime quality items of conventional jap craftsmanship within the West, stimulating a thirst for, and appreciation of, jap arts and crafts. This e-book examines the two-way bridge-building cultural trade which came about among Japan and Britain within the years after 1859 and into the early years of the 20th century. themes coated comprise structure, commercial layout, prints, portray and images, including a attention of jap executive coverage, the Japan-Britain Exhibition of 1910, and advertisement spin-offs. additionally, there are case stories of key people who have been fairly influential in fostering British-Japanese cultural bridges during this interval.

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  • Download E-books Institutionen im Innovationsprozess: Eine Analyse anhand der biotechnologischen Innovationssysteme in Deutschland und Japan (Technik, Wirtschaft und Politik) (German Edition) PDF

    By Viola Peter

    Die Autorin untersucht die Entstehung und den Verlauf der wissensbasierten modernen Biotechnologie in Deutschland und Japan. Welche Institutionen spielen dabei welche Rolle? Wie reagieren Unternehmen auf die biotechnologische Wissensrevolution? Als Referenz dienen die Rahmenbedingungen und forschungspolitisch relevanten Entwicklungen in den united states, denen Entwicklungen in Deutschland und Japan gegenübergestellt werden. Die evolutorische Innovationstheorie und netzwerktheoretische Überlegungen bilden dabei den fachlichen Hintergrund. Ausgangspunkte für die empirische Untersuchung der Strategien der Wissensakquirierung auf Unternehmensebene bilden die jeweiligen nationalen Innovationssysteme und deren technologische, wissenschaftliche und sozio-ökonomische Ausprägungen. Eine Netzwerkanalyse zeigt schließlich für ausgewählte Anwenderbranchen die Entwicklungen der letzten 20 Jahre auf.

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  • Download E-books Japanese Tanks 1939-45 (New Vanguard) PDF

    Contrary to renowned trust, the japanese military greatly hired tanks in the Pacific theater of conflict. This identify info their key function within the conquests of Singapore and Malaya, in addition to their later use in Burma, Saipan, and the Philippines, together with within the amphibious attack of Corregidor. Tank improvement succeeded opposed to the chances, with the programme frequently missed to pursue the better precedence of warship improvement. Their use within the so much tricky of terrain is a testomony to their ingenuity.

    Steven J Zaloga's publication deals an extraordinary perception right into a mostly missed topic and is wealthy with pictures and art, delivering a superb source for the development and layout of those interesting tanks.

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  • Download E-books The Russo-Japanese War 1904-05 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

    The Russo-Japanese struggle in Manchuria used to be the 1st twentieth century clash fought among the common armies of significant powers, using the main smooth ability – desktop weapons, trench battle, minefields and cellphone communications; and the conflict of Mukden in March 1905 used to be the most important conflict of armies in international background as much as that date. occasions have been by way of many overseas observers; however the occasions of 1914 in Western Europe recommend that now not them all drew the right kind conclusions. For the 1st time within the West the armies of this far-off yet very important conflict are defined and illustrated intimately, with infrequent photographs and the perfectly atmospheric work of Russia's prime army illustrator.

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