Japanese Numbers Game

Japanese Numbers Game

Finally, if the scheme set out in this section assumes a sort of cognitive ontogenesis, based on the order, ordinal numbers, natural numbers, cardinal numbers, I do not intend this to mean that this view reflects how the Japanese see ...

Author: T Crump

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134935598

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An almost obsessional use of numbers characterizes Japanese popular culture. A wide variety of numerical formulae and strategies provide the means for explaining events and solving problems occurring in everyday life. These include such matters as the choice of the name for a child, ranking in almost any game or sport, the diagnosis and cure of illness or the decision to accept a new job. This text provides a general study of the field of Japanese popular numeracy. It introduces the reader to a world of numbers in which fortune-telling, the abacus and games involving numbers, as well as curious numerical names (of both people and places), illustrate the importance of systems of counting, calculation and forecasting. The study explores the cultural roots of attitudes towards numbers and makes suggestions about the contemporary implications of a culture in which mechanical numeracy (and number obsession) is general but the highest levels of academic mathematics still fall short of world standards.
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Japanese Numbers Game

Japanese Numbers Game

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Interpreting Japanese Society

Interpreting Japanese Society

——(1989) The Death of an Emperor: Japan at the Crossroads, London: Constable. ——(1990) The Anthropology of Numbers, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ——(1992) The Japanese Numbers Game: The Use and Understanding of Numbers in ...

Author: Joy Hendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134691579

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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First published in 1986, Interpreting Japanese Society became something of a classic in the field. In this newly revised and updated edition, the value of anthropological approaches to help understand an ancient and complex nation is clearly demonstrated. While living and working in Japan the contributors have studied important areas of society. Religion, ritual, leisure, family and social relations are covered as are Japanese preconceptions of time and space - often so different from Western concepts. This new edition of Interpreting Japanese Society shows what an important contribution research in such a rapidly changing industralised nation can make to the subject of anthropology. It will be welcomed by students and scholars alike who wish to find refreshing new insights on one of the world's most fascinating societies.
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Japanese Economic Development

Japanese Economic Development

Editorial Board J.A.A. Stockwin, Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies, University of Oxford and Director, ... Robert Matthew The Japanese Numbers Game: the Use and Understanding of Numbers in Modern Japan, Thomas Crump Ideology ...

Author: Penelope Francks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134661824

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This newly revised, clearly-presented text looks at Japan's economic history from the nineteenth century through to World War II. Working within a framework based on the theories and approaches of development studies, Francks demonstrates the relevance of Japan's pre-war experience to the problems facing developing countries today, and draws out the historical roots of the institutions and practices on which Japan's post-war economic miracle was based. New features include: * fresh theoretical perspectives * additional material derived from new sources * an increased number of case studies * fully up-dated references and bibliography. This broad-ranging textbook is both topical and easy-to-use and will be of immense use to those seeking an understanding of Japanese economic development.
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Japanese German Business Relations

Japanese German Business Relations

J.A.A. Stockwin, Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies, University of Oxford and Director, Nissan Institute of ... Robert Matthew The Japanese Numbers Game: the Use and Understanding of Numbers in Modern Japan, Thomas Crump ...

Author: Akira Kudo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134750092

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This volume approaches the history of Japanese-German relations from a business history perspective. Starting with an overview of Japanese-German relations which focuses on the environment, strategies and forms of inter-firm relations, Akira Kudo then uses case studies to provide a broader picture, before finally considering strategy, organisational strategy and technology and management transfer in the light of problems identified earlier.
Categories: Political Science

How the Japanese Learn to Work

How the Japanese Learn to Work

The Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series Editorial Board J.A.A.Stockwin, Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese ... Robert Matthew The Japanese Numbers Game: the Use and Understanding of Numbers in Modern Japan, Thomas Crump ...

Author: R. P. Dore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134741472

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Japan is regarded as a world leader in the field of education and training for improved economic performance. Yet success in Japan is often achieved by going against what is regarded as ideal practice elsewhere. This book offers the most comprehensive review available in English of the many facets of Japanese vocational education and training. Covering the system from primary education through to in job-training offered by companies, this book provides a detailed study of current practice giving equal emphasis to formal training in explicitly vocational courses, and informal training in factories, shops and offices. The authors analyse the difference between substantive 'person-changing' training and mere 'ability-labelling.' They raise important questions, such as: To what extent does the need to package skills to provide convenient qualifications distort the actual training given? How efficient is it to rely on professional trainers to certify the acquisition of skills, rather than run separate testing systems? The authors reveal how, in Japanese companies, employees are strongly motivated by pride in the successful execution of their jobs, and that much company training is carried out by colleagues.
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Digital Games

Digital Games

This also works with crosswords, in which the player is constantly seeking new game conditions, with the computer providing nearly unlimited sets of games. Of special note is Sudoku, an ancient Japanese numbers game that has become ...

Author: Ananda Mitra

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816067862

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 129

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Discusses the origins of computer games, the technology behind them, types of games, how they are marketed, their effects on society, and possible future developments.
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Women s Giday and the Japanese Theatre Tradition

Women s Giday   and the Japanese Theatre Tradition

... Robert Matthew The Japanese Numbers Game : the Use and Understanding of Numbers in Modern Japan , Thomas Crump Ideology and Practice in Modern Japan , Roger Goodman and Kirsten Refsing Technology and Industrial Development in pre ...

Author: Angela Kimi Coaldrake

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415165334

Category: Actresses

Page: 262

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This is the first book in English on women's gidayu and introduces the performers, their music and the politics of their survival within the male-dominated world of Japanese theatre tradition. It explores the intricate web of interrelationships of personality, organization of performance in women's gidayu in contemporary Japan. Kimi Coaldrake's book is a pioneering study of a traditional and dynamic area of Japanese cultural life that has previously been little understood in the West. It will be of particular interest to those studying Japanese theatre and its music as well as those seeking insights into the contribution of women to Japanese theatre history. The CD which accompanies the book provides immediate access to rare historical recordings of the Living National Treasure Takemoto Tosahiro (1897-1992) and other famous women performers, bringing to life the popular tales of gidayu discussed in the text.
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The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature

The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature

... If Dean Kinzley Japanese Science Fiction: a View of a Changing Society, Robert Matthew The Japanese Numbers Game: the Use and Understanding of Numbers in Modern Japan, Thomas Crump Ideology and Practice in Modern Japan, ...

Author: Susan Napier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134803354

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Modern Japan's repressed anxieties, fears and hopes come to the surface in the fantastic. A close analysis of fantasy fiction, film and comics reveals the ambivalence felt by many Japanese towards the success story of the nation in the twentieth century. The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature explores the dark side to Japanese literature and Japanese society. It takes in the nightmarish future depicted in the animated film masterpiece, Akira, and the pastoral dream worlds created by Japan's Nobel Prize winning author Oe Kenzaburo. A wide range of fantasists, many discussed here in English for the first time, form the basis for a ground-breaking analysis of utopias, dystopias, the disturbing relationship between women, sexuality and modernity, and the role of the alien in the fantastic.
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