Best Society & Social Sciences in Japanese in 2022

Society & Social Sciences in Japanese

The study of society and the social sciences in Japan is a fascinating area for the historian of East Asia. However, many scholars have trouble navigating this era, as a lack of proper scholarly reference works makes this a difficult task. In this article, I'll discuss two books that offer a richer understanding of the history of Japanese society and culture. Andrew E. Barshay's Society & Social Sciences in Japanese is a must-read for anyone interested in Japanese society.

Journal of Social Science

Published in Japanese, the Journal of Social Science in Japan is a valuable source for the study of social phenomena in Japan. The journal publishes original research in various fields of the humanities and social sciences. It aims to foster research in the academic spheres and is accessible through a university repository system. Its ISSN is 13691465, 14682680. In addition to publishing research in Japanese, the journal also publishes research in English.

Oxford University Press is the publisher of the Social Science Japan Journal. The editorial board is based at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo, and its advisory board includes Andrew Gordon of Harvard University and Carol Gluck of Columbia University. The journal is indexed by the Social Science Citation Index and Area Studies. All articles are published under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Images are sourced under their respective licenses.

The Journal of Social Science in Japanese is an Oxford University Press publication. Oxford University Press duplicates this page on their website. The website also contains subscription information. You can buy online or order back volumes at your local bookstore. The journal's content has extensive indexed entries and is available in English, French, and Japanese. If you are looking for research in modern Japan, this journal is an excellent resource. Its editorial board features authors whose work deals with contemporary issues in modern Japan. It also publishes original works on international relations, comparative studies, and all other fields within the social sciences.


Andrew E. Barshay's Society & Social Sciences in Japanese outlines a history of Japanese social science. He argues that Japan was a cultured alienation from the Atlantic Rim, comparable to Germany and pre-revolutionary Russia. As a result, its social sciences reflected a particular sense of self. For the intellectuals in Japan, this difference provided moments of shared self-understanding.

This book examines the development of social science in Japan and argues that liberal ideas played a crucial role in this process. It also examines the development of Uno school philosophy and the theory of civil society Marxism. The author's research is extensive, and reveals many important trends and issues pertaining to Japanese social thought. In addition, the book offers an excellent account of the thought of Maruyama Masao and Yamada Seitaro, two prominent social critics of modern Japanese society.

In the third chapter, we consider the contributions of social scientists to the development of modern Japan. For example, in chapter 4, Uno Kozo's Keizai genron is a reappropriation of Capital, a popular textbook in the United States. In addition, Uno Kozo's On Economic Policies and Maruyama Masao's Political Science helped to form the Uno-school of Japanese social science. Other influential authors in this field include Ohtsuka Hisao and Maruyama Masao.


Robert A. Scalapino, Society & Social Sciences in Japanese, is an excellent book about modern Japanese foreign policy. Scalapino argues that Japan was an example of cultural alienation from the Atlantic Rim and the other late-emerging empires. As such, Japan was not a member of the Atlantic Rim, nor was it a colony. This fact made Japanese society more distinct from those of other nations.

Professor Scalapino was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and served on many committees. He served on the State Department's Advisory Committees on East Asia and China, and the Northeast Asian Cooperation Dialogue. His scholarship on East Asia was widely acclaimed. His scholarly work was widely cited and recognized, making Scalapino a highly influential figure in the field of East Asian studies.

Scalapino, Robert A.

Born in Leavenworth, Kan., Scalapino studied political science and East Asian studies in his college years. He later earned his PhD at Harvard University and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Scalapino was also trained in the Japanese language. In 2008, he led a faculty delegation to Mongolia. His accomplishments in the field of international relations were widely acclaimed. The following are excerpts from an obituary.

As an academic, Scalapino was an important force in world politics. He founded the Institute for East Asian Studies and served as its director from 1978 to 1990. He was a member of the Pacific Forum-CSIS Board of Directors. He also served on the Board of Trustees of The Asia Society and the Council on Foreign Relations. His most notable achievements include his work as a synthesizer and explicator of complex events.

Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Bob was too young to date his female colleagues, but he was fascinated by one of his classmates. After class, he noticed Dee Jessen and offered her a gum. Soon, the two became romantically involved and eventually married. They were married in 1941 and raised three daughters together. While Bob was studying abroad, he also served in the U.S. Navy on various advisory committees on East Asia and China.

Discussion Papers by Institute of Social Science Reserchers

If you want to submit a paper to the COVID-19 Virtual Special Issue, you should know the format of this journal. All discussion papers are written in Japanese but some are in English as well. In addition, the journal also accepts manuscripts in portable document format (PDF). To access these files, you will need Adobe Acrobat. However, if you have difficulty understanding Japanese, you can also download a free version of Adobe Acrobat.

SSJJ also publishes a newsletter in English titled Social Science Japan. This newsletter offers short summaries of key people, recent events, and major issues in Japanese society. The journal's editorial board also accepts submissions in English. The material should be original and written in English for a general audience. Submissions can take several forms, but they should show that the author has familiarity with both Japanese and non-Japanese literature.

SSJJ also accepts materials in Japanese. It assumes responsibility for translating the material submitted. A paper should be around forty to fifty pages, a survey article twenty-four to thirty-seven pages, and a book should be between six and seven genko yoshi. These word limits should be considered total length of the material, and not per article.


There are some similarities between the principles of organization in Western societies and the Japanese social structure. In both cases, there is an emphasis on the "we" and the "they" and a very sharp distinction between in-group and out-group. Relations between groups are rarely informal, but more like high-level diplomatic negotiations, which are accompanied by a certain amount of suspicion and emotion. In addition, these relationships are usually protected by layers of protocol. Japanese history also reveals that large groupings have proved difficult to form, and are prone to instability and collapse.

Some scholars argue that the fusion of industrial society and the traditional order is not complete and that this equilibrium is inherently unstable. Some see this tension as the cause of pathological characteristics of Japanese development. While this is an entirely different perspective from the Western tradition, Japanese culture contact history suggests that this tension is just as stable as that of Western societies. In both cases, the traditional culture has affected acceptance and rejection of modern society.

In the 1960s, Japan's academic institutions saw upheavals and attempted reform. In 1967, students at the University of Tokyo, for example, were involved in riots after punishments were meted out to reformist students. This sparked nationwide campus riots. The university's School of Medicine was at the forefront of clinical medicine. JSPS was founded in 1932, and has worked continuously to implement and develop a range of scientific programs. The organization was converted to an independent administrative institution in 2003.

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