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By Sandra Buckley

Delivering large assurance, this Encyclopedia is a brand new reference that displays the colourful, assorted and evolving tradition of recent Japan, spanning from the tip of the japanese Imperialist interval in 1945 to the current day. Entries conceal components reminiscent of literature, movie, structure, meals, wellbeing and fitness, political economic climate, faith and know-how and so they variety from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer evaluation essays giving an in-depth remedy of significant issues.
With over seven hundred alphabetically prepared entries, this Encyclopedia can be a useful reference instrument for college kids of jap and Asian reports, in addition to offering a desirable perception into jap tradition for the final reader. feedback for additional interpreting, a complete approach of cross-referencing, a thematic contents record and an in depth index all aid navigate the reader round the Encyclopedia and directly to additional research.

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Doi has been credited with challenging simplistic overlays of Western concepts on to either Japanese society or the Japanese psyche. He has also been criticised for his unproblematic engagement with the notion of a national psyche, and the support his work lends to theories of Japanese uniqueness (Nihonjinron). Doi also chooses not to analyse the dynamics of power that underpin amaebased relationships. Feminists have questioned the androcentric bias of his conceptualisation of the individual and the absence of gender-differentiated analysis of relationships of desire.

Doi developed a notion of identity in which the Japanese individual is realised not through the condition of autonomy but in the context of relationships. He identified the mother's indulgence of the child's desire for passive love as a primary dynamic of a relational individuality (which was not a contradiction to Doi). The lifelong desire for amae-based relationships of indulgence is then played out not only within the intimate inner circle of relations (uchi) but can also extend into the more distant contexts (soto) of the workplace, and other relations such as doctor/patient, student/teacher.

The bill sparked enormous opposition from a broad coalition of civil rights organisations, who demanded that the government focus on prevention and treatment rather than the policing of people with AIDS and HIV. Among these groups was the newly founded Japan Association for the Lesbian and Gay Movement (OCCUR), which largely came together around opposition to the proposed law. In 1989, the law passed in a slightly less punitive version, imposing fines but not prison sentences on those whose behaviour was judged by their physicians to pose a risk to the community.

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