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Book Announcement: Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan

Going to Court to Change Japan: Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan Edited by Patricia G. Steinhoff Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies No. 77 2014, viii + 187 pages, ISBN 978-1-929280-83-4. Paper only. $20.00 https://www.cjspubs.lsa.umich.edu/books/list/mono77.php Published by the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan

Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan Ehrhardt, George, Axel Klein, Levi McLaughlin, and Steven R. Reed, editors Japan Research Monograph 18 2014. 298 pp. ISBN-13 978-1-55729-111-0 ISBN-10 1-55729-111-X $25.00 http://ieas.berkeley.edu/publications/jrm18.html The book covers Kōmeitō’s founding in Nichiren Buddhist doctrinal mandates and its … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture  (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014). Publisher’s summary: Play is one of the most powerful cultural forces in contemporary Japan and in other late modern societies. In this notable contribution to our understanding … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: National Police Reserve: The Origin of Japan’s Self Defense Forces

National Police Reserve: The Origin of Japan’s Self Defense Forces  (Brill / Global Oriental, 2014). Publisher’s summary: Based upon years of research undertaken in the US Occupation archives, this book provides a history of Japan’s National Police Reserve (NPR), the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Alexandra Huddleston East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage The book is available through The Kyoudai Press and The Photo Eye Bookstore. Description: East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage is an abridged … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Listen, Copy, Read: Popular Learning in Early Modern Japan

Listen, Copy, Read: Popular Learning in Early Modern Japan Edited by Matthias Hayek, Paris Diderot University and Annick Horiuchi, Paris Diderot University Listen, Copy, Read: Popular Learning in Early Modern Japan endeavors to elucidate the mechanisms by which a growing number of men and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan Oleg Benesch Oxford University Press. “Inventing the Way of the Samurai examines the development of the ‘way of the samurai’ – bushidō – which is popularly viewed as a defining … Continue reading

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