ISBN-10:
0813120357
ISBN-13:
9780813120355
Pub. Date:
12/28/1997
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
The Japanese City

The Japanese City

by Pradyumna P. Karan, Kristin Stapleton

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ISBN-13: 9780813120355
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 12/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

P.P. Karan, professor of geography and chair of the Japan Studies Program, and Kristin Stapleton, assistant professor in the department of history, both teach at the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Photographsvi
Prefaceix
1Introduction1
2The City in Japan12
3Urban Landscapes of Japan40
4From Castle Town to Manhattan Town with Suburbs: A Geographical Account of Tokyo's Changing Landmarks and Symbolic Landscapes56
5Suburbanization of Tokyo and the Daily Lives of Suburban People79
6Together and Equal: Place Stratification in Osaka106
7Urban Land Use and Control in the Japanese City: A Case Study of Hiroshima, Osaka, and Kyoto134
8Disasters Chronic and Acute: Issues in the Study of Environmental Pollution in Urban Japan156
9Urban Restructuring in Omuta, Japan, and Flint, Michigan: A Comparison176
10The Image of Tokyo in Soseki's Fiction221
List of Contributors242
Index245

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