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Book Announcement: Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

Japan’s suicide phenomenon has fascinated both the media and academics, although many questions and paradoxes embedded in the debate on suicide have remained unaddressed in the existing literature, including the assumption that Japan is a “Suicide Nation”. This tendency causes … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishō Japan

The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishô Japan Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 78 ISBN 978-1-929280-86-5, viii + 220 pages, paperback Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan The Culture … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Modern Japanese History (part time)

J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo is searching for a part-time instructor for “Modern Japanese History,” an upper-division course taught in English. The opening is for the fall semester of 2016, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years. The 4-credit course … Continue reading

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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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