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Thanks for telling us about the sugkmoto. Now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Japanese Society remains essential reading for students of Japanese society.

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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. Alongside Joy Hendry, Sugimoto is excellent in giving a general overview of the key topics of Japan- work, gender, education, home e.

Anyway, this book really is a brief introduction to Japanese society.

An interesting and academic take on Japanese society. It should find a way to teach the children that the thinking like ‘men should work outside and women should stay home’ is already fogy. Diversity and Unity uapanese Education – So apparently, the “exam hell” we hear about isn’t that bad. At school, the education should also change itself to adjust the situation.

An Introduction to Japanese Society by Yoshio Sugimoto

I thought that was normal Yoshio Sugimoto challenges the traditional notion that Japan is an homogeneous society with few cultural and social disparities. Cambridge University Press Amazon. One last thing, I would be happy if somehow, the author just admits that the Japanese culture is actually based on the Chinese introvuction.


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Want to Read saving…. Return to Book Page. Popular Culture and Everyday Life – Quite naturally, my favourite chapter, especially as it covers things like popular culture, folk culture and alternative culture. Joao rated it liked it Aug 19, Johnson Limited preview – Books by Yoshio Sugimoto.

As an introductory text, An Introduction to Japanese Society mostly provides comprehensive coverage of a wide An interesting and academic take on Japanese society. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

So here, in brief, are the names 10 chapters and what I think of them. In a basic scale, they are all speaking one language which is Nihongo Japanese. It’s a bit dry at times though, so be warned! Japanese society is nothing like how you think it is. Simply the best sociological analysis of Japan available in english.

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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. Nevertheless, recently, this situation has raised to a new level which even causes discrimination to ‘Gaijin’. Internationally intrroduction scholar Yoshio Sugimoto uses both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his original narrative in this sophisticated yet highly readable text.

Excellent reading for anyone with an interest in Japan, necessary reading for any student of Japanese Studies. Geographical and Generational Variations. Sandy rated it liked it Jan 25, Collusion and Competition in the Establishment. Collusion and Competition in the Establishment. 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 scoiety card’: Written in a clear and engaging style, An Introduction to Japanese Society provides an insight into all aspects of a diverse and ever-evolving contemporary Japan.


Telly Ree rated it really liked it Oct 04, Geographical and Generational Variations. The Japan Phenomenon and the Social Sciences – Basically, the introduction where it tells you what the author doesn’t like about how most people view Japan and how he intends to find a middle ground.

An Introduction to Japanese Society

Gio rated it it was ok Apr 06, May 23, Ferpari rated it it was amazing. It’s interesting even if you’ve lived in Japan in yosbio past, but accessible enough for someone who doesn’t know much about Japan.

To ask other readers questions about An Introduction to Japanese Societyplease sign up. Selected pages Title Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Christina rated it liked it Mar 08, Civil Society and Friendly Authoritarianism. His statistics and information are usually too outdated.

In a second edition of his book which has become essential reading for students of Japanese intrpduction, Yoshio Sugimoto uses both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his japannese narrative. First posted at With Love from Japan, Eustacia