Events by year: 2003

26 November 2003

Inside the Higher Education Institution in Japan: Responding to Change and Reforms

The final seminar in the series looked at the significant changes that are taking place in higher education inJapan. This included discussions on the ongoing changes of higher education in relation to internal and external change factors/pressure (including matters relating to examinations and entrance to higher education institutions); the globalisation, regionalisation and internationalisation of higher

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9 September 2003

Women and the Labour Market in Japan's Industrialising Economy: The Textile Industry before the Pacific War

This book examines the institutions of the labour market of this critical industry during this important period for Japanese economic development. Based on extensive original research, the book provides a wealth of detail, showing amongst other things the complexity of the labour market, the interdependence of the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, and the importance of gender.

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18 June 2003

Japanese National Railways

Japanese National Railways – Its Break-up and Privatization, written by one of the key insiders, offers a rare look into the politics, economics and human cost of the largest and most challenging privatization undertaken in Japan to date. The author, Yoshiyuki Kasai, today President of JR Central which runs the Shinkansen on the 500-km route

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13 May 2003

Bernard Leach: Life and Work

By Emmanuel Cooper Published by Yale University Press Recognised as the father of studio pottery, Bernard Leach (1887–1979) played a pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. Born in Hong Kong and educated in Britain, Leach acted as a courier between East and West. His pots reflect the inspiration

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8 May 2003

JAPAN: Still Building on Science and Technology

The politics of Japanare less widely reported than the Japanese economy. Most people are aware of the economic ‘miracle’ following the Second World War, whereby Japan became the second largest economy in the world after the United States, and the economic stagnation of the early 1990s is also well known. But it is difficult to

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