An examination of the transformation of the Japanese diet from subsistence to abundance and an assessment of the consequences for health, longevity, and the environment.
In a little more than a century, the Japanese diet has undergone a dramatic transformation. In 1900, a plant-based, near-subsistence diet was prevalent, with virtually no consumption of animal protein. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, Japan's consumption of meat, fish, and dairy had increased markedly (although it remained below that of high-income Western countries). This dietary transition was a key aspect of the modernization that made Japan the world's second largest economic power by the end of the twentieth century, and it has helped Japan achieve an enviable demographic primacy, with the world's highest life expectancy and a population that is generally healthier (and thinner) than that of other modern affluent countries. In this book, Vaclav Smil and Kazuhiko Kobayashi examine Japan's gradual but profound dietary change and investigate its consequences for health, longevity, and the environment.
Smil and Kobayashi point out that the gains in the quality of Japan's diet have exacted a price in terms of land use changes, water requirements, and marine resource depletion; and because Japan imports so much of its food, this price is paid globally as well as domestically. The book's systematic analysis of these diverse consequences offers the most detailed account of Japan's dietary transition available in English.
Описание: Japan's deepest recession since the Second World War has come to an end in 2000. Yet, the task of reforming Japan is far from completed. The current political drift has brought deregulation to a premature end putting the still vulnerable recovery at risk. What structural changes have already taken place? What important reforms have to be undertaken in the future? The contributions of the book shed light on the transitional path of the Japanese system amid rapid globalization. Can Japan Globalize? covers a broad range of areas from macro- and micro-economic structures to political and social relations.
Автор: Hotta E Название: Pan-Asianism and Japan`s War 1931-1945 ISBN: 1137270357 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137270351 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 6077 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The book explores the critical importance of Pan-Asianism in Japanese imperialism. Pan-Asianism was a cultural as well as political ideology that promoted Asian unity and recognition. The focus is on Pan-Asianism as a propeller behind Japan`s expansionist policies from the Manchurian Incident until the end of the Pacific War.
Описание: Japanese corporate behavior and practice raises a number of issues for international businessmen, accountants and lawyers, and there are many things that they find difficult to understand. This book showcases insight to both Japanese and American issues of finance, law and business.
Автор: Young, Louise Название: Japan`S Total Empire ISBN: 0520219341 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520219342 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3240 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This examination of Japanese imperialism focuses on the domestic impact of Japan`s activities in Northeast China between 1931 and 1945, to consider the "metropolitan effects" of empire building - how the Japanese people imagined and experienced the empire they called Manchukuo.
Описание: Following their rampage through Southeast Asia and the Pacific in the five months after Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces moved into the Solomon Islands, intending to cut off the critical American supply line to Australia. But when they began to construct an airfield on Guadalcanal in July 1942, the Americans captured the almost completed airfield for their own strategic use.The Japanese Army countered by sending to Guadalcanal a reinforced battalion under the command of Col. Kiyonao Ichiki. The attack that followed would prove to be the first of four attempts by the Japanese over six months to retake the airfield, resulting in some of the most vicious fighting of the Pacific War.During one such battle on the night of August 20–21, 1942, Marines wiped out Ichiki’s men, who—imbued with “victory fever”—had expected a quick and easy victory.William H. Bartsch draws on correspondence, interviews, diaries, memoirs, and official war records, including those translated from Japanese sources, to offer an intensely human narrative of the failed attempt to recapture Guadalcanal’s vital airfield.
Автор: Tsai, Hui-yu Caroline Название: Taiwan in japan`s empire-building ISBN: 0415447380 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415447386 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 12540 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Explores the institutions through which Taiwan was governed under Japanese colonial rule, illuminating how the administration was engineered and how Taiwan was placed in Japan`s larger empire building. This book examines how the Japanese administration was shaped in the specific context of colonial Taiwan, focusing on the legal tradition.
Описание: Japan faces significant challenges in both traditional and non-traditional areas of national security policy as the economic resurgence of China and the loss of US hegemonic clout significantly transform the strategic landscape of the Asia-Pacific region. How is Japan coping with this new global and regional politico-security environment? What strategic moves has it taken to best position itself for the future to maximize its global and regional influence? More importantly, how is Japan perceived within the region by traditionally close regional partners such as the US and Australia, by supporters in Southeast Asia, and by new competitors — most prominently China and India? What international role do these nations wish Japan to play? In this comprehensive volume, these crucial questions are explored in-depth by a group of scholars both distinguished and diverse.
Название: Japan`s Nuclear Crisis ISBN: 0230354920 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230354920 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7199 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An analysis and exploration into the impact of Japan`s 2011 nuclear crisis. Investigation of the disaster will pose questions regarding why Daiichi was constructed in an earthquake-prone zone and was still operating despite problems that had been plaguing the reactors since 1989 such as cracks in infrastructure and leaks in radioactivity.
Описание: In this controversial and authoritative account of Japan's public budgeting and politics, the author traces the origins and development of Japan's present fiscal crisis. Drawing on a rich archive of interview material and primary budget data, the author explains how and why Japan accumulated the world's largest public debt.
Автор: Chuan Hua Название: Japan`s Economic Offensive in China ISBN: 0415585309 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415585309 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 11495 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This volume exposes Japan?s motives and designs on the economic front, pointing out the dangers of her policy of ousting Western interests and influence from East Asia during the conflict with China in Manchuria.
Автор: Fletcher III, W. Miles | von Staden, Peter W. Название: Japan`s `Lost Decade` ISBN: 0415783208 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415783200 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 12018 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Understanding the 'lost decade' of the 1990s is central to explaining Japan today. Following a period of record high growth, the chronic downturn after 1990 raised fundamental questions about the course of the world's third largest economy. This crisis also presented Japan with the opportunity for transformative change. Changes have followed, some of them less than might be expected, and some of them far more sweeping than is generally realized. This volume presents a wide range of international perspectives on post-bubble Japan, exploring the effects of the long downturn on the views of the Japanese business community, management practices, and national policies. To what degree has Japan's traumatic experience prompted basic reforms in terms of legal changes, corporate governance, business strategy, and the longterm national vision for the economy? This book was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.
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