Japan s Motorcycle Wars

Japan's Motorcycle Wars assesses the historical development and societal impact of the motorcycle industry, from the influence of motor sports on vehicle sales in the early 1900s to the postwar developments that led to the massive wave of ...

Japan s Motorcycle Wars

For decades the crown jewels of Japan's postwar manufacturing industry, motorcycles remain one of Japan's top exports. Japan's Motorcycle Wars assesses the historical development and societal impact of the motorcycle industry, from the influence of motor sports on vehicle sales in the early 1900s to the postwar developments that led to the massive wave of motorization sweeping the Asia-Pacific region today. Jeffrey Alexander brings a wealth of information to light, providing English translations of transcripts, industry publications, and company histories that have until now been available only in Japanese. By exploring the industry as a whole, he reveals that Japan's motorcycle industry was characterized not by communitarian success but by misplaced loyalties, technical disasters, and brutal competition.

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Japan's Motorcycle Wars
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Jeffrey W. Alexander
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-01 - Publisher: UBC Press

For decades the crown jewels of Japan's postwar manufacturing industry, motorcycles remain one of Japan's top exports. Japan's Motorcycle Wars assesses the historical development and societal impact of the motorcycle industry, from the influence of motor sports on vehicle sales in the early 1900s to the postwar developments that led
Modern Japan, Student Economy Edition
Language: en
Pages: 610
Authors: Mikiso Hane
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-27 - Publisher: Routledge

This book presents the essential facts of modern Japanese history. It covers a variety of important developments through the 1990s, giving special consideration to how traditional Japanese modes of thought and behavior have affected the recent developments.
Modern Japan
Language: en
Pages: 610
Authors: Mikiso Hane
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-09 - Publisher: Routledge

Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements, Modern Japan provides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history. A summary of Japan's early history, emphasizing institutions and systems that influenced Japanese society, provides a well-rounded introduction to this essential volume, which focuses on the Tokugawa period to
The Gendered Motorcycle
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Esperanza Miyake
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-14 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

What happens to gender at 120mph? Are Harley-Davidsons more masculine than Yamahas? The Gendered Motorcycle answers such questions through a critical examination of motorcycles in film, advertising and television. Whilst bikers and biker cultures have been explored previously, the motorcycle itself has remained largely under-theorised, especially in relation to gender.
Japan in the Age of Globalization
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Carin Holroyd, Ken Coates
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-12 - Publisher: Routledge

The multiple and diverse forces of globalization have, indeed, affected Japan significantly over the past decades. But so, it must be said, has Japan influenced a variety of critical global developments - globalization is not a one-way street, particularly for a nation as economically influential and technologically advanced as Japan.