Before Japan was 'opened up' in the 1850s, contact with Russia as well as other western maritime nations was extremely limited. Yet from the early eighteenth century onwards, as a result of their expanding commercial interests in East Asia and the North Pacific, Russians had begun to encounter Japanese and were increasingly eager to establish diplomatic and trading relations with Japan. This book presents rare narratives written by Russians, including official envoys, scholars and, later, tourists, who visited Japan between 1792 and 1913. The introduction and notes set these narratives in the context of the history of Russo-Japanese relations and the genre of European travel writing, showing how the Russian writers combined ethnographic interests with the assertion of Russian and European values, simultaneously inscribing power relations and negotiating cultural difference.
"Clark's chapters on the significance of bathing in Japanese mythology and the historical development of communal bathing provide an excellent perspective from which to view modern practices." --Daily Yomiuri
'Marketing in Japan' is ideal for executives wanting a 'hands-on' guide to entering the Japanese market. If you are already operating any kind of business venture either in Japan or with Japan, or if you hope to do so in the future, this book is for you. It provides business people with all the necessary information about business, including marketing and distribution in Japan. Few Westerners have as thorough and distinguished a background in different areas of Japanese trade as Ian Melville; in addition to several years of exporting to Japan, he teaches Japanese business at Tokyo's Sophia University completing a PhD in the subject at Tokyo University. Marketing in Japan is an important book that will ensure that readers become well equipped to deal with increasing their business in Japan.
In the 1970s and 80s Japan experienced some deep-rooted social changes which affected attitudes to health care services among both professionals and consumers alike. Health Care in Japan provides an introduction to and overview of health and medical services in Japan at that time. It describes the historical development of modern medical care; the social, political, and cultural factors which have influenced the development of the system for the provision of health and medical services. It also discusses and analyses those aspects of the health care system which are of concern to the government and assesses how the existing system of health care will meet the needs of Japanese society in the future.
This text provides a study of Japanese-Philippine relations, putting them into a historical context of the relationship between the two countries and the two peoples before the occupation of the Philippines.