Download E-books The Origin of Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Forgotten Architect of Sino-U.S. Rapprochement PDF

Why and the way did Japan desk Tennis organization President Goto Koji invite China to take part on this planet desk Tennis Championships in Nagoya, Japan, in 1971 (the Nagoya World's)? opposed to robust competition at domestic and out of the country, Goto Koji created a level for finest Zhou Enlai to release Ping-Pong international relations, which replaced global historical past ceaselessly

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Download E-books Innovationen und Erziehung: Deutschland — Japan PDF

By Professor Dr. Oskar Anweiler (auth.), Horst Albach (eds.)

Mit dem Band "Innovationen und Erziehung" legen wir den zweiten Band der neuen Schriftenreihe der Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft "ZfB-Edition" vor. Er setzt sich wie der erste mit Fragen des Innovationsmanagement im interkulturellen Vergleich auseinander. Innovationen hängen von der Innovationsfähigkeit einer Unternehmung und von der Kraft ab, gegebenenfalls vorhandene Innovationsbarrieren überwinden zu können. strategies­ fähigkeit beruht nicht zuletzt auf Kreativität. Die Kreativitätsforschung hat daher unter dem durch die Verschärfung des Wettbewerbs auf den Weltmärkten ausgelösten Druck, den In­ novationsprozeß besser zu verstehen, einen beachtlichen Antrieb erhalten. Kreativität kann durch Erziehung gefördert, aber auch gebremst oder gar erstickt werden. Die Frage, ob das jeweils gegebene Erziehungssystem sich eher als Innovationsbremse denn als Kreativitätsförderer erweist, ist daher für die Frage nach der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit eines Landes und seiner Arbeitsplätze von nicht zu unterschätzender Bedeutung. Der vorliegende Band enthält Untersuchungen und Meinungen über den Zusammenhang von Kreativität und Bildungssystem im Vergleich von Deutschland und Japan. Er beruht zum Teil auf den Vorträgen und Diskussionen, die bei dem gemeinsam von der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin und dem Deutschen Institut für Japanstudien in Tokyo im Jahre 1990 durchgeführten Symposium über "Bildungssystem und Innovation" gehalten wurden. Während dieses Symposiums haben mich japanische Teilnehmer aber auch auf eine Reihe von Aufsätzen aufmerksam gemacht, die bisher nur in japanischer Sprache er­ schienen waren. Andere Aufsätze, die nach unserer Meinung geeignet schienen, den japa­ nischen Standpunkt deutlich zu machen, wurden von Teilnehmern an dem Symposium be­ gutachtet.

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Download E-books War and State Building in Medieval Japan PDF

The state country as we all know it's a mere 4 or years previous. Remarkably, a crucial executive with titanic territorial keep an eye on emerged in Japan at round the similar time because it did in Europe, during the means of mobilizing monetary assets and manpower for bloody wars among the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This ebook, which brings Japan's case into dialog with the heritage of nation development in Europe, issues to related components that have been found in either locations: inhabitants progress eroded clientelistic relationships among farmers and property holders, growing stipulations for extreme festival over territory; and within the resulting instability and violence, farmers have been pushed to make Hobbesian offers of taxes in alternate for actual security.

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Download E-books The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto (Philip E. Lilienthal Book) PDF

By Mary Elizabeth Berry

How do usual humans reply to lengthy terror? The convulsion of Japan's "Warring States" interval among 1467 and 1568 destroyed the medieval order and uncovered the framework of an early sleek polity. Mary Elizabeth Berry investigates the adventure of upheaval in Kyoto in this time.

Using diaries and concrete files (extensively quoted within the text), Berry explores the violence of warfare, misrule, inner most justice, outlawry, and well known rebellion. She additionally examines the constructions of order, outdated and new, that abated chaos and abetted social transformation.

The wartime tradition of Kyoto involves existence in a breathtaking learn that covers the uprising of the Lotus sectarians, the association of labor and gear in commoner neighborhoods, the replotting of city geography, and the redefinition of authority and status within the area of play.

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Download E-books Constitutive Relation in High/Very High Strain Rates: IUTAM Symposium Noda, Japan October 16-19, 1995 (IUTAM Symposia) PDF

By Jumpei Shioiri

The IUTAM Symposium on Constitutive Relation in High/Very excessive pressure charges (CRHVHSR) used to be held October sixteen - 19, 1995, at Seminar residence, technological know-how college of Tokyo, less than the sponsorship of IUTAM, Japan Society for the advertising of technological know-how, The Commemorative organization for the Japan global Exposition (1970), Inoue starting place for technological know-how, The Japan Society for Aeronautical and house Sciences, and technology collage of Tokyo. The concept to carry the symposium was once permitted by means of the overall meeting of IUT AM held in Haifa, Israel, in August 1992, and the scientists pointed out lower than have been appointed by means of the Bureau of IUTAM to function participants of the medical Committee. the most item of the symposium used to be to make a basic survey of contemporary advancements within the examine of constitutive family in excessive and intensely excessive pressure premiums and comparable difficulties in excessive pace stable mechanics, and to discover additional new rules for facing unresolved difficulties of a basic nature in addition to of useful value. the themes coated theoretical, experimental, and numerical fields within the above-mentioned difficulties in solids, overlaying metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Emphasis was once given to the subsequent fields: 1. fabric characterization of solids in excessive pace deformation, experimental options, normal facts acquired by means of those ideas, modeling, and constitutive family 2. pressure expense established elasto-visco-plastic tension waves three. Crack initiation, propagation, and dynamic fracture durability four. Dynamic rigidity focus five. Structural dynamics in influence and constitutive family members of solids 6.

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Download E-books Myth, Protest and Struggle in Okinawa (Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series) PDF

By Miyume Tanji

Okinawan humans have constructed a distinct culture of protest of their lengthy background of oppression and marginalization. starting with the Ryukyu Kingdom’s annexation to Japan within the overdue 19th century, Miyume Tanji charts the devastation brought on by the second one international battle, by means of the direct profession of post-war Okinawa and persisted presence of the united states army forces within the wake of reversion to Japan in 1972.

With ever extra fragmented companies, identities and methods, Tanji explores how the solidarity of the Okinawan neighborhood of protest has come to leisure more and more at the politics of fantasy and the mind's eye.

Drawing on unique interview fabric with Okinawan protestors and in-depth research of protest historical past, Myth, Protest and fight in Okinawa will attract students of eastern historical past and politics, and people engaged on social events and protest.

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Download E-books Osaka 1615: The Last Samurai Battle (Campaign) PDF

By Stephen Turnbull, Richard Hook

Osprey's exploration of the advanced history of the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615), in addition to of the conflict stories of the opposing forces, in a compelling exploration of the clash that resulted in the eventual triumph of 1 dynasty over one other. In 1614, Osaka citadel used to be Japan's maximum fortification, measuring nearly 2 miles in size with double circuits of partitions, a hundred toes excessive. It was once guarded through 100,000 samurai, dependable to their grasp: the pinnacle of the Toyotomi extended family, Toyotomi Hideyori. The fort used to be likely impenetrable, but the ruling shogun of the age, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was firm to spoil this one final possibility to his place as Japan's final ruler.

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Download E-books The Gates of Power: Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Premodern Japan PDF

By Mikael S. Adolphson

The political affects of temples in pre-modern Japan, such a lot sincerely manifested in divine demonstrations - the place rowdy priests and shrine servants introduced holy symbols to the capital to exert strain on courtiers - has often been condemned and is poorly understood. In his exam of this exciting point of mediaeval Japan, the writer employs a variety of resources to argue that non secular protest was once a symptom of political factionalism and capital instead of its reason. it really is his rivalry that non secular violence might be traced basically to makes an attempt by means of secular leaders to re-arrange spiritual and political hierarchies to their very own virtue, thereby leaving disfavoured spiritual associations to fend for his or her accustomed rights and standing. during this context, divine demonstrations grew to become the popular negotiating software for monastic complexities. for nearly 3 centuries, such ideas allowed a handful of elite temples to maintain and guard the old-fashioned of rulership.

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Download E-books Zengakuren: Japan's Revolutionary Students PDF

By Stuart J Dowsey

What's Zengakuren? What are its goals and the way vital is it in Japan? who're its contributors? How did it commence and the place is it going? the reply to those and plenty of different questions are to be present in this well timed research of the japanese pupil circulate. Tracing the origins of contemporary schooling in Japan, this ebook is going directly to current a concise and comprehensible account of the heritage of Zengakuren. In a sequence of epic struggles, the scholars of Zengakuren have fought their means via from the “Red Purge” period of the early fifties, the anti-Security Treaty protests of 1960, to the collage struggles of the past due sixties. in this interval the scholar flow has continually built, spawning within the approach probably the most exact sub-cultures of post-war Japan. With 1970 a serious 12 months within the historical past of eastern protest, this booklet will function a advisor to the interesting, but tricky, global of Zengakuren. This accomplished research of the japanese scholar circulation used to be written by way of six scholars from Waseda college, one in all Japan's oldest and Most worthy associations. elderly among 20 and 23, they carry a freshness to their debts of the improvement of Zengakuren. the one all-inclusive publication at the innovative scholars of contemporary Japan, it bargains with either activities and conception, all of the whereas displaying the underlying factors. incorporated is an engaging portrait of a thorough team and the scholar way of life that it's a part of. All jap names are defined in a different part and the short bibliography is in case you desire to examine the topic extra. (Cover picture via Fukushima Kikujiro; it exhibits scholars demonstrating at Sanrizuka, website of the Narita New Airport)

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Download E-books The Perils of Proximity: China-Japan Security Relations PDF

By Richard C. Bush

The contention among Japan and China has an extended and occasionally brutal background, they usually proceed to eye one another warily because the stability of energy advice towards Beijing. They cooperate and compete while, but when festival deteriorates into army clash, the whole global has a lot to lose. The Perils of Proximity evaluates the possibilities of armed clash among China and Japan, providing in stark aid the hazards it should pose and revealing the stairs that can head off any such disastrous flip of events.

Richard Bush focuses his at the problematical East China Sea quarter. even supposing Japan's army functions are extra substantial than a few within the West detect, its protection price range has remained primarily flat lately. in the meantime, chinese language army expenses have grown via double digits every year. furthermore, that the emphasis of China's army modernization is on energy projection—the skill of its air and naval forces to stretch their succeed in to the east, hence encroaching on its island neighbor.

Tokyo regards the expansion of chinese language strength and its concentrate on the East China Sea with deep nervousness. How should still they reply? The stability of strength is altering, and Japan needs to account for that uncomfortable truth in crafting its procedure. it truly is incumbent on China, Japan, and the us to take steps to lessen the chances of conflict and clash within the East China Sea, and veteran Asia analyst Bush offers concepts hence. the stairs he indicates will not be effortless, and potent political management could be completely serious. If applied totally and properly, notwithstanding, they've got the opportunity of decreasing the perils of proximity in Asia.

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