SpringerBriefs in Political Science

Archives, Accountability, and Democracy in the Digital Age

Editors: Fujiyoshi, Keiji (Ed.)

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  • Presents situations where archives are made available at several levels of Japanese society
  • Addresses the conflict between the right to know and privacy in Japanese society especially with genealogy 
  • Shows how archives could serve as a basis of a democratic society under an appropriate legal system
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This book is the first attempt to introduce the current status of archival practices in Japan as well as the basic views of the populace on making records accessible to English readers. In general, Japan has not paid sufficient attention to keeping and utilizing records except in the field of historical research. This book thus examines Japanese attitudes about history, records management, information acts, the status of archivists of the constitution, and genealogical research practices and a description of archives. Consequently, such investigations clarify how both private and public archives function or fail to do so in those spheres of Japanese society. In addition, this book presents the efforts in wartime record keeping in Australia, which is significantly different from how the Japanese deal with such records. This book therefore provides a clear and concrete picture of the status of current archival practices in Japan and the thinking that underlies them. On the basis of such examinations, this book enables readers to understand to what extent and how the past affects the present through archives, to recognize the importance of archives, and to respect the past in order to maintain and develop perspectives in people’s lives.

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EditorKeiji Fujiyoshi, Otemon Gakuin University

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Softcover 49,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archives, Accountability, and Democracy in the Digital Age
Editors
  • Keiji Fujiyoshi
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-336-715-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-6715-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-336-714-2
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 76
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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