Back to Japan

Back to Japan

Setsuko was descended from a Samurai and grew up in Tokyo at a time and in an environment where Japan was embracing ... Being enveloped in that craftsmanship gives me back a sense of being Japanese and being in harmony with my country's ...

Author: Marc Petitjean

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781635420913

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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From the critically acclaimed author of The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris, a fascinating, intimate portrait of one of Japan’s most influential and respected textile artists. Writer, filmmaker, and photographer Marc Petitjean finds himself in Kyoto one fine morning with his camera, to film a man who will become his friend: Kunihiko Moriguchi, a master kimono painter and Living National Treasure—like his father before him. As a young decorative arts student in the 1960s, Moriguchi rubbed shoulders with the cultural elite of Paris and befriended Balthus, who would profoundly influence his artistic career. Discouraged by Balthus from pursuing design in Europe, he returned to Japan to take up his father’s vocation. Once back in this world of tradition he had tried to escape, Moriguchi contemporized the craft of Yūzen (resist dyeing) through his innovative use of abstraction in patterns. With a documentarian’s keen eye, Petitjean retraces Moriguchi’s remarkable life, from his childhood during the turbulent 1940s and 50s marked by war, to his prime as an artist with works exhibited in the most prestigious museums in the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Back to Japan

Back to Japan

Writer, filmmaker, and photographer Marc Petitjean finds himself in Kyoto one fine morning with his camera, to film a man who will become his friend: Kunihiko Moriguchi, a master kimono painter and Living National Treasure—like his father ...

Author: Marc Petitjean

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781635420906

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 149

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Bustle: Best Book of the Month From the critically acclaimed author of The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris, a fascinating, intimate portrait of one of Japan’s most influential and respected textile artists. Writer, filmmaker, and photographer Marc Petitjean finds himself in Kyoto one fine morning with his camera, to film a man who will become his friend: Kunihiko Moriguchi, a master kimono painter and Living National Treasure—like his father before him. As a young decorative arts student in the 1960s, Moriguchi rubbed shoulders with the cultural elite of Paris and befriended Balthus, who would profoundly influence his artistic career. Discouraged by Balthus from pursuing design in Europe, he returned to Japan to take up his father’s vocation. Once back in this world of tradition he had tried to escape, Moriguchi contemporized the craft of Yūzen (resist dyeing) through his innovative use of abstraction in patterns. With a documentarian’s keen eye, Petitjean retraces Moriguchi’s remarkable life, from his childhood during the turbulent 1940s and 50s marked by war, to his prime as an artist with works exhibited in the most prestigious museums in the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Back to Work Japan Improving the Re employment Prospects of Displaced Workers

Back to Work  Japan Improving the Re employment Prospects of Displaced Workers

Ohtake, F. (2012), “Unemployment and happiness”, Japan Labor Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring, pp. 59-74, www.jil.go.jp/english/JLR/backissues/ 2012.htm. Ono, H (2010), “Lifetime employment in Japan: Concepts and measurements” Journal of ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264227200

Category:

Page: 196

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This report shows that Japanese employers and the government go to considerable lengths to avoid the displacement of regular workers while also providing considerable lengths to avoid the displacement of regular workers while also providing considerable support to displaced workers.
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The Politics of International Marriage in Japan

The Politics of International Marriage in Japan

“This was a recipe for a disaster, so we made a decision that we would go back to Japan and look for work.” On returning to Japan, Hank was able to secure a well-paid university position where his English language skills and Western ...

Author: Viktoriya Kim

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978809031

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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This book provides an in-depth exploration and analysis of marriages between Japanese nationals and migrants from three broad ethnic/cultural groups - spouses from the former Soviet Union countries, the Philippines, and Western countries. It reveals how the marriage migrants navigate the intricacies and trajectories of their marriages with Japanese people while living in Japan. Seen from the lens of ‘gendered geographies of power’, the book explores how state-level politics and policies towards marriage, migration, and gender affect the personal power politics in operation within the relationships of these international couples. Overall, the book discusses how ethnic identity intersects with gender in the negotiation of spaces and power relations between and amongst couples; and the role states and structural inequalities play in these processes, resulting in a reconfiguration of our notions of what international marriages are and how powerful gender and the state are in understanding the power relations in these unions.
Categories: Social Science

U S Policy in the Far East U S policy and Japan The Korean War and peace negotiations South Asian and related problems

U S  Policy in the Far East  U S  policy and Japan  The Korean War and peace negotiations  South Asian and related problems

In Okinawa they brought this question up and I bring it up because after we left you they said — they were talking about immigration problems — that we say they are not going to go back to Japan . And yet they are under the Japanese ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AA0008636730

Category: East Asia

Page: 414

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Categories: East Asia

Never Look Back

Never Look Back

But the Japanese, who scarcely needed any incitement to mistreat POWs, reacted to the American Army's arrival at Tule Lake ... better than the treatment Americans of Japanese ancestry would have received had they been returned to Japan.

Author: William A. Renzi

Publisher: M E Sharpe Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015021885747

Category: History

Page: 224

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Renzi and Roehrs take a critical look at the decisive Japanese-American episodes in "The Great Pacific War", and include in their critique new materials, some of which have only become available in the last decade. David Buck, editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, calls this "a fast-paced and dramatic account. . . ".
Categories: History

Chinese Capitalists in Japan s New Order

Chinese Capitalists in Japan   s New Order

As long as fabi was widely used in the occupied areas, Chongqing felt, the Japanese could not establish complete economic ... This currency could not easily be remitted back to Japan and so for all intents and purposes was unsecured.

Author: Parks Coble

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232686

Category: History

Page: 315

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He shows how the war left an important imprint on the structure and culture of Chinese business enterprise by encouraging those traits that had allowed it to survive in uncertain and dangerous times."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Japan s Wartime Medical Atrocities

Japan s Wartime Medical Atrocities

Zhou Enlai, China's Premier, once disclosed the official reason for the lenient sentences given to the Japanese war criminals and for returning them to Japan after reeducation and trials – these war criminals were themselves the victims ...

Author: Jing Bao Nie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136952593

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Prior to and during the Second World War, the Japanese Army established programs of biological warfare throughout China and elsewhere. In these “factories of death,” including the now-infamous Unit 731, Japanese doctors and scientists conducted large numbers of vivisections and experiments on human beings, mostly Chinese nationals. However, as a result of complex historical factors including an American cover-up of the atrocities, Japanese denials, and inadequate responses from successive Chinese governments, justice has never been fully served. This volume brings together the contributions of a group of scholars from different countries and various academic disciplines. It examines Japan’s wartime medical atrocities and their postwar aftermath from a comparative perspective and inquires into perennial issues of historical memory, science, politics, society and ethics elicited by these rebarbative events. The volume’s central ethical claim is that the failure to bring justice to bear on the systematic abuse of medical research by Japanese military medical personnel more than six decades ago has had a profoundly retarding influence on the development and practice of medical and social ethics in all of East Asia. The book also includes an extensive annotated bibliography selected from relevant publications in Japanese, Chinese and English.
Categories: Medical

The Rise of the Japanese Specialist Manufacturer

The Rise of the Japanese Specialist Manufacturer

Moreover, increased automation and processing methods make it more viable to return manufacturing back to Japan as alluded to in the chapter on monozukuri. Large corporations are taking the lead here as illustrated by camera and printer ...

Author: Ferguson Evans

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230594951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

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Specialist manufacturers have existed in Japan from even before the start of industrialization in the late nineteenth century. Proliferating since but remaining steadfastly lean, many of them can be categorized as leading medium-sized enterprises. This book looks at how they are globalizing and assuming a role as East Asian specialists.
Categories: Business & Economics

Dilemma in Japan

Dilemma in Japan

One reason was the fact that the Japanese army, fearful of the effect of a steady stream of returning captives who told their fellow soldiers of the generous treatment accorded them, had taken to segregating and killing those that ...

Author: Andrew Roth

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789121124

Category: History

Page: 205

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The author of this book believes that certain Americans and Englishmen favor a peace formula for Japan which will provide only for a temporary truce. Just as German militarists and their industrial supporters were left in power after the First World War, in the same manner these men would leave the Japanese Emperor and his imperialist partners off control of Japan after this war. Believing that most Americans want permanent peace in spite of the cost, Mr. Roth provides a forceful analysis of the alternatives which face us—and the Japanese people. He shows first what we can expect from a defeated Japan if we follow this expedient but short-sighted policy of leaving the government in the hands of the so-called “moderates.” He points out that such a procedure would rule out the reconstruction of Japan on a democratic basis, for it would maintain in power the leading industrial giants, the Zaibatsu, of whom the greatest is the Emperor. These, combined with the semi-feudal landlords, of whom Hirohito is also the leader, have always followed a policy of economic imperialism, whether by means of military conquest or by the subtler methods of the “moderates.” This book is an honest warning by a keen analyst of Far Eastern affairs. We must realize before it is too late that we are headed toward disaster if we court the status quo in Japan. Here it is clearly demonstrated that a policy of appeasing the “moderates” can only end at another Pearl Harbor.
Categories: History