"...Donald Denoon, Mark Hudson, Gavan McCormack, and Tessa Morris-Suzuki have given us an eminently intriguing and compelling collection of essays." The Historian
This book challenges the conventional view of Japanese society as being monocultural and homogenous. Unique for its historical breadth and interdisciplinary orientation, Multicultural Japan extends from the prehistoric phase to the present. It challenges the notion that Japan's monoculture is being challenged only because of internationalism, arguing that cultural diversity has always existed in Japan. It is a provocative discussion of identity politics around the question of 'Japaneseness'.This paperback edition has a new epilogue.