By Harold Conrad, Viktoria Heindorf, Franz Waldenberger
Lately, Japan and Germany were dealing with very comparable demanding situations, specifically getting older populations, altering employment constructions, and globalization. either nations are in a few respects extra socially and politically regulated and during this experience extra liberal than the Anglo-American economies. This ebook is an edited choice of papers exploring the demographic demanding situations for human source administration and labour industry rules in Germany and Japan. the quantity will pay attention to the kind of difficulties getting older poses for human source administration practices and labour industry guidelines, and the way public and corporate rules in either nations care for those demanding situations.
By Ian Jared Miller
By Donald Richie
"An elegiac prose social gathering . . . a vintage in its genre."—Publishers Weekly
In this acclaimed shuttle memoir, Donald Richie paints a memorable portrait of the island-studded Inland Sea. His existential ruminations on nutrients, tradition, and love and his really good descriptions of lifestyles and panorama are a window into an previous Japan that has now approximately vanished. integrated are the twenty black and white photos by means of Yoichi Midorikawa that observed the unique 1971 edition.
Donald Richie (1924–2013) was once an the world over well-known specialist on jap tradition and film.
Yoichi Midorikawa (1915–2001) was once certainly one of Japan's most advantageous nature photographers.
By Jiyeoun Song
The prior a number of many years have visible common reform of work markets throughout complicated commercial international locations, yet many of the present learn on activity safeguard, salary bargaining, and social safeguard is predicated at the event of the U.S. and Western Europe. In Inequality within the Workplace, Jiyeoun track specializes in South Korea and Japan, that have complicated exertions marketplace reform and faced the quick upward thrust of a cut up in exertions markets among secure average staff and underprotected and underpaid nonregular employees. the 2 nations have carried out very varied suggestions in accordance with the strain to extend hard work industry flexibility in the course of fiscal downturns. eastern coverage makers, track reveals, have comfy the principles and rules governing employment and dealing stipulations for part-time, transitority, and fixed-term agreement staff whereas conserving vast protections for full-time everlasting employees. In Korea, in contrast, politicians have weakened employment protections for all different types of workers.
In her complete survey of the politics of work industry reform in East Asia, tune argues that institutional beneficial properties of the hard work marketplace form the nationwide trajectory of reform. extra in particular, she exhibits how the institutional features of the employment security process and business kin, together with the dimensions and power of work unions, be certain the alternative among liberalization for the nonregular staff and liberalization for all in addition to the measure of work industry inequality within the means of reform.
By Zhongjie Lin
Metabolism, the japanese architectural avant-garde circulation of the Nineteen Sixties, profoundly stimulated modern structure and urbanism. This e-book makes a speciality of the Metabolists’ utopian notion of the town and investigates the layout and political implications in their visionary making plans within the postwar society. on the root of the group’s city utopias used to be a specific biotechical concept of town as an natural approach. It stood towards the Modernist view of urban layout and resulted in such radical layout thoughts as marine civilization and synthetic terrains, which embodied the metabolists’ beliefs of social swap.
Tracing the evolution of Metabolism from its inception on the 1960 international layout convention to its dazzling swansong on the Osaka global Exposition in 1970, this e-book situates Metabolism within the context of Japan’s mass city reconstruction, financial miracle, and socio-political reorientation. This new examine will curiosity architectural and concrete historians, architects and all these drawn to avant-garde layout and eastern architecture.
By Haruki Murakami
A graceful, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo through the spooky hours among hour of darkness and sunrise, through an the world over well known literary phenomenon.
Murakami's trademark humor, mental perception, and take hold of of spirit and morality are right here distilled with a rare, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka at the Shore and The Wind-up chicken Chronicle overseas bestsellers, with a stunning infusion of middle, Murakami has produced one in all his such a lot enthralling fictions but.
By Donald Richie, Leza Lowitz
"Richie could be specified a residing nationwide treasure."-Library Journal
"Wonderfully evocative and whole of humor... sincere, introspective, and sometimes poignant."-New York Times
"No one has written with extra focus concerning the abnormal caliber of exile loved through the gaijin, the foreigner in Japan."-London evaluate of Books
"To learn [The Donald Richie Reader and The Japan Journals] is like diving for pearls. Dip into any a part of them and you may absolutely locate treasures concerning the cinema, literature, touring, writing. The passages are evocative, erotic, playful, and sometimes profound."-Japanese Language and Literature
Donald Richie has been gazing and writing approximately Japan from the instant he arrived on New Year's Eve, 1946. Detailing his lifestyles, his fans, and his principles on issues low and high, The Japan Journals is a list of either a state and an evolving expatriate sensibility. As Japan modernizes and because the writer a long time, the tone grows elegiac, and The Japan Journals-now in paperback after the severely acclaimed hardcover edition-becomes a bittersweet chronicle of a sophisticated existence good lived and captivatingly told.
Donald Richie, the eminent movie historian, novelist, and essayist, nonetheless lives in Tokyo.
By Yukio Mishima
Yukio Mishima’s Spring Snow is the 1st novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. Here we meet Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic story of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his pal, Kiyoaki Matsugae.
it's 1912 in Tokyo, and the airtight global of the traditional aristocracy is being breached for the 1st time via outsiders — wealthy provincial households unburdened via culture, whose funds and energy lead them to bold contenders for social and political energy. Shigekuni Honda, an aspiring legal professional and his formative years good friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae, are the sons of 2 such households. As they arrive of age amidst the growing to be tensions among outdated and new, Kiyoaki is laid low with his simultaneous love for and loathing of the lively younger lady Ayakura Satoko. yet Kiyoaki’s actual emotions basically develop into obvious while her unexpected engagement to a royal prince exhibits him the importance of his ardour — and ends up in a love affair either doomed and inevitable.