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Authors: Ian Nish and Mark Allen

particular the contrast between the Allies (a French writer and a British writer) and the Japanese. On the Allied side, the best known account of life as a POW is undoubtedly Pierre Boulle's novel Le Pont de la Riviere Kwai, which in its screen version has become one of the most widely seen films of

In: War, Conflict and Security in Japan and Asia Pacific, 1941-1952
Authors: Ian Nish and Mark Allen

: 'seven lives for the country'. The novelist Yukio Mishima, before cutting his belly open in protest at his country's concessions to comfort and a life of dull happiness, tied a similar headband round his forehead. The suicide operations in Okinawa by the Japanese Navy were termed Kikusui, 'floating

In: War, Conflict and Security in Japan and Asia Pacific, 1941-1952
Authors: Ian Nish and Mark Allen

the Pacific but as a hinge of fate in the relations between France and her possessions in Indo-China. Fresh contributions have been made to this side of the case, and some, but by no means all, of the Japanese record has been made available, so that it is possible to judge what motivated the coup

In: War, Conflict and Security in Japan and Asia Pacific, 1941-1952
Authors: Jincheng Wang and Yue Sun

time were mainly adults, including journalists and scholars, university students and also some retired people who had a strong interest in Chinese culture and the free time to learn a new language. Some were motivated to learn the language by an interest in knowing more about China and some were to

In: The Presence of China and the Chinese Diaspora in Portugal and Portuguese-Speaking Territories
Author: Thais França

section on the webpage offers facts and details about living in the town of Coimbra. The last section compiles a list of other relevant information related to the university: application deadlines, visa requests, the academic calendar, university campus details, tuition fees, accommodation, and additional

In: The Presence of China and the Chinese Diaspora in Portugal and Portuguese-Speaking Territories
Author: Jun Nagatomo

and kangaroos and the cheap tourist image of the Gold Coast.” However, her overwhelming urge to escape the hectic reality of the corporate life in Japan ultimately led her to visit Australia as a working holiday maker. She describes living in an English speaking country as “sort of like a dream

In: Migration as Transnational Leisure
Author: Jun Nagatomo

significant factor that motivates migration. In conceptualising tour- ism and migration, Williams and Hall (2000, 10) offer the view that in many developed countries there has been a shift in lifestyle values that is associated with postmodernism; for instance, a reification of nature, a nostalgia for life

In: Migration as Transnational Leisure
Author: Jun Nagatomo

. As discussed below, migration motivated by lifestyle rather than economic factors has recently become a focus of academic attention in the field of migration studies. While the definition and character- istics of the term “lifestyle migration” differ, most research in this area tends to use terms

In: Migration as Transnational Leisure
Author: Jun Nagatomo

migrants in rural France. Avebury: Aldershot. Bureau of Statistics (Japan). 2002. Shakai seikatsu kihon chōsa (the general survey on social life). http://www.stat.go.jp/data/shakai/2001/kodo/pdf/hobby (accessed October 7, 2005). ———. 2004a. National survey of family income and expenditure. Tokyo: Bureau

In: Migration as Transnational Leisure
Author: Wei Li

email situations to the participants, with one situation per message. The participants were instructed to follow a few steps to complete the messages. They were asked to read each email situation carefully, imagine that they came across such a situation in real life, then click on “reply”, write

In: Translation and Cross-Cultural Communication Studies in the Asia Pacific