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      Philippe Mossé

      Although medical specialization can be credited...
      Although medical specialization can be credited with many of the advancements of modern medicine, it also poses obstacles to the delivery of healthcare. Such obstacles are increasingly prevalent in...
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      Carl Becker, KASHIO Naoki

      How do Japanese people foster spiritual awarene...
      How do Japanese people foster spiritual awareness? This book provides a fresh perspective on spirituality by highlighting the wisdom of Japan: ‘Way’ (pronounced michi or dō in Japanese), which mak...
    • Anthropology of Ba

      KAJIMARU Gaku, Caitlin Coker, KAZAMA Kazuhiro

      Do places influence human behavior? In everyday...
      Do places influence human behavior? In everyday thinking, spaces and places are generally seen as empty vessels where human activity occurs. Digging a bit deeper, we can distinguish spaces from pla...
    • Baseball in Occupied Japan

      TANIKAWA Takeshi

      How was baseball used to promote U.S. values in...
      How was baseball used to promote U.S. values in occupied Japan? The first post-war Japanese professional baseball game was held on November 23, 1945, just 100 days after the end of World War II. D...
    • Gender History in China

      KOHAMA Masako, Linda Grove

      How have femininity and masculinity been define...
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    • Amorphous Dissent

      KINOSHITA Chigaya, TANAKA Hikaru, HORIE Takashi, KATO Tetsuro, TORIYAMA Atsushi, TANNO Kiyoto

      Since the Fukushima nuclear accident in the wak...
      Since the Fukushima nuclear accident in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011, Japan has seen a significant revival in its social activism. Large-scale social movements spran...
    • Violence and Democracy

      NAKAMIZO Kazuya

      The Bhagalpur riots occurred in the Indian stat...
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    • An Intimate Journey

      AOYAMA Waka

      This work offers a comprehensive description of...
      This work offers a comprehensive description of the lives of the Sama-Bajau people based on ongoing ethnographic research conducted by the author in Davao City, the Philippines, for over two decade...
    • Conceptualizing the Malay World

      SODA Naoki

      Conceptualizing the Malay World explores the in...
      Conceptualizing the Malay World explores the interrelations between the indigenization of "colonial knowledge" and the quest for pan-Malay identity in Malaya. In what way, to what extent and for wh...
    • Hypothesis - Experiment class (Kasetsu)

      FUNAHASHI Haruhiko, ITAKURA Kiyonobu

      Hypothesis–Experiment (Kasetsu) Class is, in it...
      Hypothesis–Experiment (Kasetsu) Class is, in its simplest terms, a class designed so that students can learn ‘basic, universal scientific rules and concepts’ in an enjoyable way. This method was ma...
    • The State Construction of 'Japaneseness'

      ENDO Masataka

      For more than 140 years, Japan's koseki registr...
      For more than 140 years, Japan's koseki registration system has functioned as the official means by which an individual qualifies as "Japanese". Information concerning each family is entered into o...
    • U.S. Occupation of Okinawa

      YOSHIMOTO Hideko

      Throughout twenty-seven years of military occup...
      Throughout twenty-seven years of military occupation, US public affairs activities aimed to persuade the local Okinawan public that the US administration of Okinawa should be maintained. The US mai...

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