Case Studies On Human Rights In Japan

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Overview

Japanese society is often referred to as an example of a homogeneous culture moderated by an ethos of groupism. Yet often enough homogeneity is its own worst enemy as norms are required and enforced at the centre of power to the detriment of individual and human rights.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781873410356
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/1996
  • Series: Japan Library
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
1 In Search of Human Rights in Japan 1
2 The Role of the Bureaucracy in the Enforcement of Human Rights 27
3 Identity, Otherness and Migrant Labour in Japan 51
4 Flags and Fanfares: The Hinomaru Flag and Kimigayo Anthem 76
5 On Introducing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Japan 109
6 Human Rights in the Japanese Mental Health System 141
7 Patients' Rights: Organ Transplantation and Brain Death in Japan 184
8 Obasuteyama in Modern Japan: Ageing, Ageism and Government Policy 222
9 Individuals Against the State? The Politics of Opposition to the Re-emergence of State Shinto 245
10 Japanese Human Rights Practice Abroad: A Case Study of Exporting Hazardous Industrial Activities 277
Index 304
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