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Cambridge Core – Sociology: General Interest – An Introduction to Japanese Society – by Yoshio Sugimoto. By these measures, An Introduction to Japanese Society is both much more-one orienting, explicitly aimed at attacking what its author, Yoshio Sugimoto. An Introduction to Japanese Society. Yoshio Sugimoto. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender.

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Lists with This Book. Anyway, this book really is a brief introduction to Japanese society. Geographical and Generational Variations. Diversity and Unity in Education.

Collusion and Competition in the Establishment. They only have differences in the word choice, dialect, and accent.

If I didn’t have to read it for a class I probably wouldn’t have picked it up, but I’m glad I had the chance! Selected pages Title Page.

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 Ayla rated it really liked it Apr 03, Varieties in Work and Labor.

An Introduction to Japanese Society. Sadly I didn’t know there was a fourth edition so I picked up the third edition instead.

An Introduction to Japanese Society

Diversity and Unity in Education. Published by Cambridge University Press first na Thanks for telling us about the problem. In a second edition of his book which has become essential reading for students of Japanese society, Yoshio Sugimoto uses both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his original narrative.


An interesting and academic take on Japanese society.

First posted at With Love from Japan, Eustacia Updates include an exploration of the ‘Cool Japan’ phenomenon and the explosion of Japanese culture overseas. But I wonder, is it wrong for everyone to act in a way that promotes harmony? And then, we go on to look at the different minority groups like Rena’s favourite Ainu, the Koreans and the Burakumin. Account Options Sign in.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Japanese Society remains essential reading uoshio students of Japanese society. Essential reading for students of Japanese society, An Introduction to Japanese Society now enters its third edition.

I definitely recommend it for people interested in learning about Japan or looking for information about Japan’s political system, minorities, class structure, and more.

This edition also features the latest research into Japanese society, updated statistical data, and coverage of recent events including the earthquake and tsunami, and the change in government.

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Sandy introduxtion it liked it Jan 25, Forms of Work in Cultural Capitalism. It lifts the veil of “Cool Japan” most of us see on the outside and allows the reader to peer inside, which might surprise and disillusion some about Japan whilst others may remain entirely unfazed.


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’: Cambridge University Press- Social Science – pages.

So maybe it’s no longer the case? It is definitely a work I would recommend to anyone wishing to learn more about Japan, or have decided to study the socio-politics of Japan, as a beginners level source. Feb 07, Bahia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Yoshio Sugimoto. Civil Society and Friendly Authoritarianism – Trying to make the case introdutcion 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.