Haikyu Vol 20

Author: Haruichi Furudate
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781974701964
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The fourth set of the Miyagi Prefecture qualifier round finals is quite the nail-biter! Karasuno’s back is against the wall, and there’s no room left for error. Their middle blockers continue to give it all they’ve got as the tense back-and-forth continues, but towards the end of the set, Kageyama starts looking a little off...! With loss looming overhead, can Karasuno pull itself back together and win the game?! -- VIZ Media

China at War

Author: Stephen R. MacKinnon
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804755094
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

This book describes, in vivid detail, the history of the Japanese invasion and occupation and of different parts of China, from the viewpoints of scholars in China, Japan, and the West

Marketing and Consumption in Modern Japan

Author: Kazuo Usui
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134350735
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Business & Economics

This book explores the development in Japan throughout the twentieth century of marketing and consumerism. It shows how Japan had a long established indigenous traditional approach to marketing, separate from Western approaches to marketing, and discusses how the Japanese approach to marketing was applied in the form of new marketing activities, which, responding to changing patterns of consumption, contributed considerably to Japan's economic success. The book concludes with a discussion of how Japanese approach to marketing is likely to develop at a time when globalisation and international marketing are having an increasing impact in Japan.

Economies under Occupation

Author: Marcel Boldorf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317506508
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Nazi Germany and Japan occupied huge areas at least for some period during World War II, and those territories became integral parts of their war economies. The book focuses on the policies of World War II aggressors in occupied countries. The unbalanced economic and financial relations were defined by administrative control, the implementation of institutions and a variety of military exploitation strategies. Plundering, looting and requisitions were frequent aggressive acts, but beyond these interventions by force, specific institutions were created to gain control over the occupied economies as a whole. An appropriate institutional setting was also crucial to give incentives to the companies in the occupied countries to produce munitions for the aggressors. The book explains the main fields of war exploitation (organisation and control, war financing and workforce recruitment). It substantiates these aspects in case studies of occupied countries and gives examples of the business policy of multinational companies under war conditions. The book also provides an account of differences and similarities of the two occupation systems. Economies under Occupation will interest researchers specialising in the history of economic thought as well as in economic theory and philosophy. It will also engage readers concerned with regional European and Japanese studies and imperial histories.

Christianity and the State in Asia

Author: Julius Bautista
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134018864
Release Date: 2009-09-11
Genre: Political Science

Christianity is one of the most rapidly growing religions in Asia. Despite the challenges of political marginalisation, church organisations throughout much of Asia are engaged in activities - such as charity, education and commentary on public morality - that may either converge or conflict with the state's interests. Considering Christianity’s growing prominence, and the various ways Asian nation states respond to this growth, this book brings into sharper analytical focus the ways in which the faith is articulated at the local, regional, and global level. Contributors from diverse disciplinary and institutional backgrounds offer in-depth analyses of the complex interactions between Asian nation-states and Christianity in the context of modernisation and nation-building. Exploring the social and political ramifications of Christian conversions in Asia and their impact on state policies, the book analyses how Christian followers, missionaries, theologians and activists negotiate their public roles and identities vis-à-vis various forms of Asian states, particularly in the context of post-colonial nation-building and socio-economic development. This volume represents a critical contribution to the existing scholarship on Christianity's global reach and its local manifestations, and demonstrates the significance of the Asian experience in our understanding of Christianity as a global religion.