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Book Announcement: The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan: New Perspectives

The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan: New Perspectives The Occupation era (1945-1952) witnessed major change in Japan and the beginnings of its growth from of the ashes of defeat towards its status as a developmental model for much … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan at the Crossroads

Japan at the Crossroads: Conflict and Compromise after Anpo Nick Kapur —- In spring of 1960, Japan’s government passed Anpo, a revision of the postwar treaty that allows the United States to maintain a military presence in Japan. This move … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo: Power Struggles

Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo Power Struggles By Alexander James Brown This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Anthropology of the Machine

An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network Michael Fisch University of Chicago Press, 2018. From University of Chicago Press: “With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo’s commuter train network is one of the most complex technical … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan

Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan Edited by Janet R. Goodwin, Joan R. Piggott Landed estates (shōen) produced much of the material wealth supporting all levels of late classical and medieval Japanese society. During the tenth through … Continue reading

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Resource: Japanese Children’s Literature: A History from the International Library of Children’s Literature Collections

Japan’s National Diet Library (NDL) has a ton of digitized resources in both English and Japanese. So much so that sometimes it’s easy to forget how many of those resources have been curated into mini-exhibitions or databases geared toward specific … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art

Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art Halle O’Neal In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O’Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these … Continue reading

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