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Book Announcement: The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan

Akiko Hashimoto, The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan Oxford University Press 2015. cloth, paperback, and eBook. ISBN: 9780190239169 (paper) From the publisher: In The Long Defeat, Akiko Hashimoto explores the stakes of war memory in Japan after its … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan

Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan edited by Kaori H. Okano Critical Studies in Asian Education series About the Book Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan critically examines an aspect of education that has received little attention to date: … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio

The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio Yanagita Kunio (1875–1962) was a public intellectual who played a pivotal role in shaping modern Japan’s cultural identity. A self-taught folk scholar and elite bureaucrat, he promoted … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book explains the history of nuclear power in Japan, the sociopolitical backdrop of post-3.11 social movements, the censorial pressures that musicians are under, … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Narratives of decline: the changing patterns of death and aging in contemporary Japanese religions

CALL FOR PAPERS ‘Narratives of decline: the changing patterns of death and aging in contemporary Japanese religions’ Japanese Studies Workshop, The University of Manchester Tuesday, 31 May 2016 PhD Student workshop Narratives of decline are embedded in both academic and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War

Via University of Washington Press. Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War NORIKO KAWAMURA paperback not available $34.95 HARDCOVER (9780295995175) ADD TO CART PUBLISHED: November 2015 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies / Japan; History; Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 248 pp., … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Male Circumcision in Japan

Castro-Vázquez, Genaro (2015) Male Circumcision in Japan. New York: Palgrave. ISBN 9781137518750 About the book Male Circumcision in Japan provides an in-depth examination of anthropological and sociological developments in Japan which challenge the accepted biomedical view of male circumcision as … Continue reading

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