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Interactions Between Deformation And Fluids In The Frontal Thrust Region Of The Nantroseize Transect Offshore The Kii Peninsula, Japan: Results From Iodp Expedition 316 Sites C0006 And C0007, E Screaton, G Kimura, D Curewitz, G Moore, F Chester, O Fabbri, Christopher L. Fergusson, F Girault, D Goldsby, R Harris, F Inagaki, T Jiang, Y Kitamura, M Knuth, C-F Li, L Claesson Liljedahl, L Louis, K Milliken, U Nicholson, N Riedinger, A Sakaguchi, E Solomon, M Strasser, X Su, A Tsutsumi, A Yamaguchi, K Ujiee, X. Zhao Jan 2009

Interactions Between Deformation And Fluids In The Frontal Thrust Region Of The Nantroseize Transect Offshore The Kii Peninsula, Japan: Results From Iodp Expedition 316 Sites C0006 And C0007, E Screaton, G Kimura, D Curewitz, G Moore, F Chester, O Fabbri, Christopher L. Fergusson, F Girault, D Goldsby, R Harris, F Inagaki, T Jiang, Y Kitamura, M Knuth, C-F Li, L Claesson Liljedahl, L Louis, K Milliken, U Nicholson, N Riedinger, A Sakaguchi, E Solomon, M Strasser, X Su, A Tsutsumi, A Yamaguchi, K Ujiee, X. Zhao

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 316 Sites C0006 and C0007 examined the deformation front of the Nankai accretionary prism offshore the Kii Peninsula, Japan. In the drilling area, the frontal thrust shows unusual behavior as compared to other regions of the Nankai Trough. Drilling results, integrated with observations from seismic reflection profiles, suggest that the frontal thrust has been active since similar to 0.78-0.436 Ma and accommodated similar to 13 to 34% of the estimated plate convergence during that time. The remainder has likely been distributed among out-of-sequence thrusts further landward and/or accommodated through diffuse shortening ...


'Race' On The Japanese Internet: Discussing Korea And Koreans On '2-Channeru', Mark J. Mclelland Dec 2008

'Race' On The Japanese Internet: Discussing Korea And Koreans On '2-Channeru', Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper investigates discourse about race on the Japanese Internet, particularly regarding resident Koreans and their relationship to the Japanese. One board relating to arguments about Korea on the notorious ‘Channel 2’ BBS, Japan’s most visited Internet site, is investigated, since it is one of the main public forums in which racial vilification takes place, perpetrated by both Japanese and Korean posters. Nakamura’s (Cybertypes) contention that the Internet is ‘a place where race is created as an effect of the net's distinctive uses of language’ is taken as a starting point to investigate the differences between Japanese ...


How To Be A Girl: Mainstream Media Portrayals Of Transgendered Lives In Japan, Vera C. Mackie Jan 2008

How To Be A Girl: Mainstream Media Portrayals Of Transgendered Lives In Japan, Vera C. Mackie

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Just before the turn of the twenty-first century changes to Japanese laws concerning the modification of reproductive capacity resulted in the removal of some legal barriers to the surgical modification of sexed bodies. These operations are variously known as "sex change", " sex adjustment", or "sex reassignment" , operations. Medical facilities that perform such surgery usually do so ony after the client has spent a substantial period of time living as a member of the gender they wish to acquire. Now there is a significant number of individuals in Japan who have undergone such surgery or are planning to do so.


Review Keyes, Roger S. 2006. Ehon: The Artist And The Book In Japan., Helen Kilpatrick Jan 2008

Review Keyes, Roger S. 2006. Ehon: The Artist And The Book In Japan., Helen Kilpatrick

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This handsome tome is based on an exhibition of Japanese picture books held by the New York Public Library from October 2006 to February 2007. Despite the more contemporary connotations associated with the term ehon, this is not a catalogue of books for children. The collection is best described as a volume that traces the traditions of Japanese artists’ books. With the inclusion of two more recent works by non-Japanese (American and German) artists, the volume also features international entries that are currently ‘‘contribut[ing] to the living Japanese book tradition’’ (p. 313). Although it excludes neither children’s nor ...


Internet Domains Between China And India: Beyond Anglophone Paradigms, Mark J. Mclelland Dec 2007

Internet Domains Between China And India: Beyond Anglophone Paradigms, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper critiques the current Anglophone bias in much Internet studies research and argues for an internationalization of Internet studies that takes account of the different histories, technologies and trajectories of Internet development in an Asian context.


Socio-Cultural Aspects Of Mobile Communication Technologies In Asia And The Pacific: A Discussion Of The Recent Literature, Mark J. Mclelland Jun 2007

Socio-Cultural Aspects Of Mobile Communication Technologies In Asia And The Pacific: A Discussion Of The Recent Literature, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper reviews the recent literature published on mobile communications, cell phones and the Internet in Asian cultural contexts.


Migrant Workers As Political Agents—Analysis Of Migrant Labourers’ ‘Production Of Everyday Spaces’ In Japan, Hironori Onuki Jan 2007

Migrant Workers As Political Agents—Analysis Of Migrant Labourers’ ‘Production Of Everyday Spaces’ In Japan, Hironori Onuki

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

While specifically focusing on the context of Japan (one of the major destinations of Asian as well as other migrant workers), my research investigates the concrete, contingent and situated practices of global labour migration. the primary research question of my project is: how far and in what ways are global labour migrations implicated in as well as resisting the neoliberal restructing of global political economy? The central hypothesis is that migrant worders, as political subjects, and their everyday social practices not only participate in and depend on but also contest and negotiate the neo-liberal re-configurations of labour-capital relation in the ...


Left Behind: Japan's Wartime Defeat And Stranded Women In Manchukuo, Rowena Ward Jan 2007

Left Behind: Japan's Wartime Defeat And Stranded Women In Manchukuo, Rowena Ward

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The zanryu fujin (stranded war wives) are former Japanese emigrants to Manchukuo who remained in China at the end of the Second World War. They were long among the forgotten legacies of Japan's imperialist past. The reasons why these women did not undergo repatriation during the years up to 1958, when large numbers of former colonial emigrants returned to Japan, are varied but in many cases, the 'Chinese' families that adopted them, or into which they married, played a part. The stories of survival during the period immediately after the entry of the Soviet Union into the Pacific War ...


"Hating 'The Korean Wave'" Comic Books: A Sign Of New Nationalism In Japan?, Rumi Sakamoto, Matthew Allen Jan 2007

"Hating 'The Korean Wave'" Comic Books: A Sign Of New Nationalism In Japan?, Rumi Sakamoto, Matthew Allen

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The internet has become an increasingly influential medium throughout East Asia. In this article we examine the case of Kenkanryu ('"Hating 'The Korean Wave'"), a manga published in 2005 in hard copy, but available online as a web comic for many months prior to print publication. We argue that the content, while nationalist, xenophobic, and 'toxic' is only one of a number of other, media-related reasons for the sales success of this comic in Japan. Other factors are the influence of online chat groups, the web as a means of communicating and selling ideas and products, and the internet-savvy way ...


Japan’S Original Gay Boom, Mark J. Mclelland Oct 2006

Japan’S Original Gay Boom, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper looks at the rise of the category gei boi (gay boy) in postwar Japanese media.


Diplomacy Interrupted?: Macmahon Ball, Evatt And Labor’S Policies In Occupied Japan, Christine M. De Matos Jun 2006

Diplomacy Interrupted?: Macmahon Ball, Evatt And Labor’S Policies In Occupied Japan, Christine M. De Matos

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Historiography on the Australian political and diplomatic role in the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952) gives disproportionate attention to the meetings between the Australian Minister for External Affairs, H.V. Evatt, and the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan (SCAP), General Douglas MacArthur, in Tokyo during 1947. These meetings are then linked to the subsequent resignation from the Allied Council for Japan (ACJ) of William Macmahon Ball, an Australian academic representing the British Commonwealth, and used to justify the claim that Australian policy towards Occupied Japan was unpredictable and ad hoc. This attention to Ball’s resignation has ...


743 ± 17 Ma Granite Clast From Jurassic Conglomerate, Kamiaso, Mino Terrane, Japan: The Case For South China Craton Provenance (Korean Gyeonggi Block?), Allen Phillip Nutman, Y Sano, K Terada, H Hidaka Jan 2006

743 ± 17 Ma Granite Clast From Jurassic Conglomerate, Kamiaso, Mino Terrane, Japan: The Case For South China Craton Provenance (Korean Gyeonggi Block?), Allen Phillip Nutman, Y Sano, K Terada, H Hidaka

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

The polymict Kamiaso Conglomerate (Mino Terrane, Japan) contains Jurassic to Palaeoproterozoic clasts—probably derived from Korean basement that lay nearby to the northwest at time of deposition. Clast K2 broke cleanly into two halves during sampling (but the halves were recombined for zircon separation). A third of the K2 zircons are colourless euhedral prisms with oscillatory zoning, with no inheritance and yielded a SHRIMP U/Pb date of 743±17 Ma. Two thirds of K2 zircons are brown oscillatory-zoned corroded prisms with a date of 1860±8 Ma, with inherited cores up to ∼2460 Ma. A likely explanation for this ...


Power Play: The Japanese Situation, Sharon Beder Jan 2006

Power Play: The Japanese Situation, Sharon Beder

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The Japanese electricity industry is currently being gradually deregulated in the hopes that high electricity prices can be reduced. At the same time the government is keen to encourage more use of nuclear power. It is aiming to reuse nuclear fuel in order to close the nuclear fuel cycle and thereby reduce Japan’s reliance on imports to fuel electricity generation.1 However deregulation in other parts of the world has not brought prices down, nor has it been conducive to investment in nuclear power. More importantly, the competitive pressures encouraged by deregulation do not encourage reliability and safety, issues ...


The Occident In The Orient Or The Orient In The Occident?: Reception Of Said's Orientalism In Japan, Yoko Harada Jan 2006

The Occident In The Orient Or The Orient In The Occident?: Reception Of Said's Orientalism In Japan, Yoko Harada

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

[extract] “Although Edward does not appear in the film, he exists in every aspect of it” commented Mariam Said, a widow of Edward W. Said (Siglo 2006, Yuri 2006a, p. 30). In April and May 2006, a documentary film called Edward W. Said: Out of Place was screened in Tokyo. The film was produced by a Japanese film director Sato Makoto who visited places and people in the Middle East with the guide of Said’s well known autobiography Out of Place: A Memoir (Siglo 2006). Sato starts his journey from Lebanon, where Said is now resting. His camera catches ...


Salarymen Doing Queer: Gay Men And The Heterosexual Public Sphere In Japan, Mark J. Mclelland Nov 2005

Salarymen Doing Queer: Gay Men And The Heterosexual Public Sphere In Japan, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper looks at the difficulties gay men in Japan experience in discussing their sexuality in the Japanese workplace.


On The Evolution Of Firm Organization, Smes And Economic Growth In The Usa And Japan, Elias Sanidas Jan 2005

On The Evolution Of Firm Organization, Smes And Economic Growth In The Usa And Japan, Elias Sanidas

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The evolution of the organization of firms throughout history has only recently been extensively analysed. This evolution, especially in countries like the USA and Japan, i is important to know and understand for many reasons, and in particular for its contribution to economic growth.


The Allied Occupation Of Japan - An Australian View, Christine De Matos Jan 2005

The Allied Occupation Of Japan - An Australian View, Christine De Matos

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The Japanese Occupation is generally remembered as primarily an American affair and as a dichotomous relationship between Japan and the United States. However, it was an Allied Occupation, and, despite the persistence of selective historical memories, there was a distinct and at times contentious Allied presence, contribution, and experience. The Occupation provided a terrain on which the victor nations, believing their social, economic and political values vindicated by victory, competed to reshape the character of Japan's modernity. One Ally that participated in this process, and often acted as a dissenting voice, was Australia. Examining the involvement of additional participants ...


From Sailor-Suits To Sadists: Lesbos Love As Reflected In Japan's Postwar "Perverse Press", Mark J. Mclelland Dec 2004

From Sailor-Suits To Sadists: Lesbos Love As Reflected In Japan's Postwar "Perverse Press", Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper looks at a range of narratives positioning women's same-sex sexuality in the popular sexological press of the early postwar period in Japan.


From The Stage To The Clinic: Changing Transgender Identities In Post-War Japan, Mark J. Mclelland Mar 2004

From The Stage To The Clinic: Changing Transgender Identities In Post-War Japan, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper looks at the transformation of male-to-female transgender identities in Japan since the Second World War. The development of print media aimed at a transgender readership is outlined as is the development of bars, clubs and sex venues where transgendered men sought both partners and commercial opportunities. The origin of various transgender 'folk categories' such as okama, gei bōi, burūbōi and nyūhāfu is discussed and their dependence upon and relationship to the entertainment world is outlined. Finally, the paper looks at how the resumption of sex-change operations in Japan in 1998 has led to a new public discourse about ...


The Myth Of Homogeneity And The 'Others': Foreign Labour Migration And Globalization In The Case Of Japan, Hironori Onuki Jan 2004

The Myth Of Homogeneity And The 'Others': Foreign Labour Migration And Globalization In The Case Of Japan, Hironori Onuki

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This essay will examine the multi-dimensional dynamics of global labor migrations participating in and facilitated by globalization, by analyzing Japan's contemporary experience of rapidly intensified foreign labor immigration. Japan has not considered itself as a country of immigration until recently. Since Japan's prewar self-modernization period, conservative political discourse has conceptualized the modern nation-state as a racially homogeneous entity. This discourse established the cultural and political foundation for Japanese identity, and Japan's relationship with the outside world. Consequently, the incorporation of culturally and ethnically different Others has been deemed a threat to the harmony of Japan's homogeneous ...


Interpretation And Orientalism: Outing Japan's Sexual Minorities To The English-Speaking World, Mark J. Mclelland Dec 2003

Interpretation And Orientalism: Outing Japan's Sexual Minorities To The English-Speaking World, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The growing visibility of Japanese gay men and lesbians who articulate their identities in a manner similar to activists in the west has been heightened by two recent English books Queer Japan and Coming Out in Japan. While acknowledging the need to listen to a plurality of voices from Japan, this essay critiques the manner in which the coming-out narratives in these books have been framed by their western translators and editors. In the introductions to both books, Japan is (once again) pictured as a feudal and repressive society. In their efforts to let the homosexual subaltern speak, the translators ...


Determinants Of Growth In Small Manufacturing Firms: The Japanese Experience, H. Wijewardena, S. Cooray Jan 1994

Determinants Of Growth In Small Manufacturing Firms: The Japanese Experience, H. Wijewardena, S. Cooray

Faculty of Business - Accounting & Finance Working Papers

While previous studies have reported the causes of failure of small firms, little empirical research has examined the factors contributing to their success or growth. We attempt to shed some light on this aspect through a study of a sample of small manufacturing firms operating in the Kobe region of Japan. The purpose of this study is to examine a set of firm and industry-specific variables that may have an impact on the growth of firms. The results of the study suggest that the firm size has a significant impact on the growth of firms, with relatively bigger firms in ...