Doing Research on Japanese Society in a Global Era
Prof. Takehiko Kariya
Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford
It is apparent that Japanese people research Japanese society and disseminate said research to other Japanese people in Japanese. However, amid the increasing pressures towards globalisation facing universities, what sort of meaning is there in researching Japanese society and disseminating this research outside Japan in foreign languages (mainly English)? I will discuss the issue based on my own research topic, ‘Education and Modernisation Theory’.
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