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Title Globalizing Japan : ethnography of the Japanese presence in Asia, Europe and America / edited by Harumi Befu and Sylvie Guichard-Anguis
Published London : Routledge, 2001
New York : Routledge, 2001


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Description xxi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Contents 1. The global context of Japan outside Japan -- 2. Objects, city and wandering: the invisibility of the Japanese in France -- 3. Positioning "globalization" at overseas subsidiaries of Japanese multinational corporations -- 4. Japanese businesswomen of Yaohan Hong Kong: toward a diversified globalization of a Japanese "ethnoscape" -- 5. Neverland lost: judo cultures in Austria, japan and elsewhere struggling for cultural hegemony at the Vienna Budokan -- 6. Soka Gakkai in Germany: the story of a qualified success -- 7. Japanese comics coming to Hong Kong -- 8. Japanese popular music in Hong Kong: analysis of global/local cultural relations -- 9. Global culture in question: contemporary Japanese photography in America -- 10. A collision of discourses: Japanese and Hong Kong Chinese during the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands crisis -- 11. Images of the Japanese welfare state -- 12. Consuming the modern: globalization, things Japanese and the politics of cultural identity in Korea -- 13. Japan through French eyes:"the ephemeral" as a cultural production -- 14. The Yamatodamashi of the Takasago volunteers of Taiwan: a reading of teh postcolonial situation
Summary Globalizing Japan explores the social and cultural dimensions of Japan's global presence. Japan's expansion and presence as an economic giant is witnessed on an everyday basis. Both consciously and unconsciously, we regularly come into contact with Japan's industrial and cultural globalization, from cameras and automobiles to judo, cuisine or animation. Japan's presence in the popular imagination is heavily influenced both by the country's historical past and its global present. [from publisher's advertisement]
Notes Selected papers presented at the 8th International conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies, Budapest, Hungary, 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Corporate culture -- Japan.
Corporations, Japanese -- Congresses.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Japan -- Congresses.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Japan.
Corporations, Japanese.
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Japan -- Congresses.
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Japanese -- Foreign countries.
Asia -- Civilization -- Japanese influences.
Europe -- Civilization -- Japanese influences.
Japan -- Civilization -- 1945-
Japan -- Foreign economic relations -- Congresses.
Japan -- Foreign economic relations.
United States -- Civilization -- Japanese influences.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Befu, Haruni
Guichard-Anguis, Sylvie, 1951-
European Association for Japanese Studies.
LC no. 2001019472
ISBN 0415244129
Other Titles Globalising Japan : ethnography of the Japanese presence in Asia, Europe, and America