Social Justice

Quarterly journal provides articles on international dimensions of power, inequality and injustice through focusing on globalization, human and civil rights, immigration issues, social policies affecting welfare and education, ethnic and gender relations and environmental victims.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer

Economic Internationalization: The New Migration in Japan and the United States
The general proposition argued in this article is that international migrations are embedded in larger social, economic, and political processes. Although individuals experience migration as the outcome of their personal decisions, the option to migrate...
Is Japan Exceptional? Reconsidering Japanese Crime Rates
[INCOMPLETE TEXT FROM ORIGINAL PUBLICATION] category: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England (U.K.), Finland, France, Germany (FRG), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.(1) There are two reasons...
Japanese Accumulation Structure and the Postwar World-System
Wolferen, Karel V. 1994 "Nihon: Kaishakozo no Nazo" (Japan: The Puzzle of the Corporate Structure). Shukan Tokyo Keizai (July 23): 6-7. 1993 "Japan's Non-Revolution." Foreign Affairs 72 (September/October): 54-65. 1990 "The Japan Problem Revisited."...
Japan-U.S. Relations toward the 21st Century
Japan and Asia will undoubtedly figure prominently in the future of the United States economically, politically, and strategically. Yet despite much fanfare about President Clinton's involvement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) talks,...
Japan-U.S. Trade War?
Introduction There will be no trade war. For over a decade, Japan has been the No. 1 overseas market for the United States. The U.S. is Japan's largest wading partner. Japanese suppliers provide many of the most important components for Cray computers,...
On Women's Centers in Japan
Introduction In Japan there are facilities for women, often called "JOSEI SENTA" (Women's centers) that offer support to women and aim to facilitate the building of equality between women and men. Most women's centers are planned and administered by...
Summary of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations' Report on the Application and Practice in Japan of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) published two reports on the application and practice in Japan of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in 1991 and 1993, respectively. The 1993 report incorporates the 1991 version and...
The Creation of "Strangers" and Punishment in Japan
of collectives of otherness more often end up in prison, the fact that one is or has been in prison is itself a sign of "otherness" in the eyes of most.(21) What can be done to prisoners often constitutes the limit for pain delivery in a given society.(22)...
The Fall of the 1955 System in Japanese Politics and the Current Crisis of Hegemony
The Four '89s and Civilizational Transformation by Global Citizens The evolutionary and world historical events of 1989 - the massacre at Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall - brought about an end to the East-West Cold War, the collapse...
The Making of Prostitutes in Japan: The 'Karayuki-San.' (Japan Enters the 21st Century)
The dominant representation of the karayuki-san is as Japanese women who went to work as prostitutes, mainly in Southeast Asia, but also in places such as Siberia, Manchuria, China, the South Pacific, Australian colonies, and even the United States after...
The Political Process in Singapore's New Industrialization
Introduction The extraordinary success of East Asia challenges the understanding of development economists today. If present trends continue, this region may begin to overtake much of the industrialized West early in the 21st century. Yet, in the wake...
The Reality of Equality for Japanese Female Workers: Women's Careers within the Japanese Style of Management
Introduction Recently in Japan in the face of current social and economic changes, the legislative environment for female workers has been gradually improving. However, many women workers are excluded from the path of professional careers by structural...
Youth Culture in Japan
1. The History of Youth Culture in Japan In order to understand youth culture in Japan, it is necessary to examine its history in comparison with youth in the United States and the United Kingdom. This article analyzes the main generational groupings...

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