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Book Announcement: Drinking Bomb & Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan

Drinking Bomb and Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan Jeffrey W. Alexander In Japan, beer has been known, since the 1960s, as the “beverage of the masses,” and whisky culture has roots stretching back to the 1950s. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan

Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan: A Transdisciplinary Perspective Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Ewa Machotka Published by Amsterdam University Press This multidisciplinary book analyses the contradictory coexistence of consumerism and environmentalism in contemporary Japan. It focuses on the dilemma that … Continue reading

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Resource: Re-envisioning Japan

How do we connect to objects, and how did people connect to them when they were made? Today’s resource is ReEnvisioning Japan, a collaborative digital humanities project produced through the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries Digital Scholarship Lab. Rooted … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Turn Against the Modern: The Critical Essays of Taoka Reiun (1870-1912)

The Turn Against the Modern: The Critical Essays of Taoka Reiun (1870-1912) Ronald P. Loftus  The Turn Against the Modern is a biography of the late Meiji social and cultural critic Taoka Reiun (1870–1912) who was known for his fierce attack … Continue reading

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Resource: Nikkei Newspapers Digital Archive

Those of you who previously explored our article on the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection – Japanese Diaspora Initiative may also be interested in a collection of Nikkei newspapers digitized and openly available through the university libraries of the University of Washington. From … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: History and the State in Nineteenth-Century Japan: The World, the Nation and the Search for a Modern Past

Margaret Mehl. History and the State in Nineteenth-Century Japan: The World, the Nation and the Search for a Modern Past. Second Edition with New Preface. Copenhagen: The Sound Book Press, 2017. ISBN   978-87-997283-4-3 (pbk) The nineteenth century saw the emergence both of history … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Merchant’s Tale

The Merchant’s Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan Simon Partner Columbia University Press In April 1859, at age fifty, Shinohara Chūemon left his old life behind. Chūemon, a well-off farmer in his home village, departed for the new port … Continue reading

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