|Publication Date||November 2012|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook Paperback|
|Series||Contemporary States and Societies|
Fully revised and updated, this widely-praised introductory text explores Japan through the prism of three alternative perspectives: Mainstream, revisionist and culturalist. Beginning with the notion of Japan as a 'contested territory' the book focuses on debates about the real nature of Japan's successes and shortcomings.