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  • The Emperor's Sovereign Status and the Legal Construction of Gender in
           Early Meiji Japan
    • Abstract: Japanese women were deprived of a significant number of political and legal rights in the late nineteenth century when the new Meiji government consolidated its basic state structure. They were denied voting rights at the local and national levels, excluded from newspaper operation, barred from joining political organizations, and suffered discriminatory criminal laws and "incapacity" clauses in the new civil code. Such laws remained in place, with just a few exceptions, until the end of World War II. Although the two best-known pieces of the relevant legislation, the Assembly and Political Association Law (Shūkai Oyobi Seisha Hō) and the Civil Code (Minpō), did not appear until 1890 and 1898 respectively, this ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Between Patriotism and Terrorism: The Policing of Nationalist Movements in
           1930s Japan
    • Abstract: In addressing a younger cohort of bureaucrats working in the area of thought crimes in the Ministry of Justice, veteran public procurator Sano Shigeki reminded his junior colleagues that if the empire was to be governed by the rule of law, the burden of this enormous task would fall squarely on their shoulders. The meeting took place in October 1938, and Sano's lecture on recent movements in right-wing thought was part of a program of events exploring the history, techniques, and challenges of investigating and prosecuting crimes of thought. Sano, a procurator stationed in Yokohama with expertise in right-wing thought criminals, recounted his personal experiences in great detail, revealing, among other aspects of ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Channeling the Undercurrents: Fūsetsudome, Information Access, and
           National Political Awareness in Nineteenth-Century Japan
    • Abstract: In the sixth month of 1855, Hirao Rosen (1808–80), a merchant-class painter, ethnographic researcher, and kokugaku (nativism) scholar, sailed from his home domain of Hirosaki to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, or Ezo,1 and traversed the southern coast to Hakodate where he observed Europeans, Americans, and Qing Chinese living and working in this port city which had been "opened" just one year prior by U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry. As if to equip himself with knowledge of recent developments in politics, foreign relations, and society in preparation for seeing an unknown "world," Rosen had compiled numerous official documents and many other materials of a political nature into a six-volume collection ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hierarchy, Hubris, and Parody in Ihara Saikaku's Kōshoku ichidai
           otoko
    • Abstract: The fiction of the popular early Tokugawa writer Ihara Saikaku (1642–93) is noteworthy for the tension between its narrator's moralistic pronouncements regarding the transgressive behavior of characters and its sympathetic, even heroic, portrayals of these same characters. The resulting ambiguity has led scholars to radically differing interpretations of the ideological stance of these texts. On the one hand, for example, Jeffrey Johnson employs Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the carnivalesque as he posits a socially egalitarian impulse behind and function of Saikaku's fiction, asserting that Saikaku "clearly delighted in overturning all hierarchies."1 Howard Hibbett, on the other hand, maintains, among other ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps ed. by Kären Wigen, Sugimoto
           Fumiko, and Cary Karacas (review)
    • Abstract: Japan has long been spatially imagined and described: the Far East, the land of the rising sun, the small island nation with four distinct seasons, the archipelago. Recent publications in English have begun to take seriously the scholarly analysis of Japan's spatial dimension. Works by Kären Wigen, Marcia Yonemoto, Jilly Traganou, David Spafford, Kate McDonald, and others have illuminated the textured landscapes, the spatial metaphors, the relationships between places and power, and the meanings of movement in a range of case studies from Japanese history. We are in the midst, perhaps, of a spatial turn in our field, with the goal of "trying to comprehend space, place, and time in concert."1Central to any attempt ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reading The Tale of Genji: Sources from the First Millennium. ed. by
           Thomas Harper and Haruo Shirane (review)
    • Abstract: Genji monogatari is a milestone in the history of Japanese literature. Written in the beginning of the eleventh century by a woman known as Murasaki Shikibu, Genji overwhelmed its predecessors by its novelty and its quality, and remained unequaled by any subsequent work in the genre. Regarded as Japan's finest work of literature, this long and complex tale has inspired thousands of texts of various genres, such as commentaries, poems, parodies, and plays. Needless to say, in the history of Genji reception, all sources are not of equal importance, and in order to give a coherent view of this vast corpus in the space of a single volume—though a thick one—drastic culling was necessary in the selection process. The ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shinkokinshū: New Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern trans. by Laurel
           Rasplica Rodd (review)
    • Abstract: The arrival of Laurel Rodd's translation of Shinkokinshū has been much anticipated and means that waka specialists and poetry lovers can now enjoy a complete version of the imperial anthology which is regarded as the pinnacle of the literary achievement of the court nobility. Commissioned by Emperor Gotoba in 1201, and presented in 1205 to mark the three hundredth anniversary of its illustrious predecessor, Kokinshū, the "New Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern" was intended to mark the literary and cultural ascendancy of the court, now that much of its other authority was gone.The anthology contains 1,978 (or 1,979) poems, depending upon the manuscript, divided into 20 "books": the first six cover the ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
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  • Mountain Mandalas: Shugendō in Kyushu by Allan G. Grapard (review)
    • Abstract: Over the last several decades, Allan Grapard has exerted a powerful influence on English-language research on Japanese religions. By insisting upon the importance of place-based institutional history, he has informed a spate of books on the interaction of Buddhism and kami worship at particular sites. Those focusing on mountains include Sarah Thal's Rearranging the Landscape of the Gods on Konpira (2005), D. Max Moerman's Localizing Paradise on Kumano (2005), Barbara Ambros's Emplacing a Mountain on Ōyama (2008), my own Real and Imagined on Kinpusen (2015), and Anna Andreeva's Assembling Medieval Shintō on Mt. Miwa (2017). Mountain Mandalas thus fits into an ongoing trend that is partly of Grapard's own making.The ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Outcasts to Emperors: Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjus̀rī Cult in
           Medieval Japan by David Quinter (review)
    • Abstract: After decades of an almost exclusive focus on the early founders of the so-called New Kamakura Buddhism schools, a notable balancing of interest has emerged in figures and schools of "established" Buddhism of the early medieval period. David Quinter's study of the Japanese Shingon Ritsu movement founded by Eison (1201–90) and its manifest connections to the popular cult of Mañjus̀rī adds to this growing body of scholarship in English in a significant way. It also employs the increasingly interdisciplinary approach of recent scholarship in its interwoven examination of the material, social, ritual, and narrative dimensions of Eison's activities and those who followed him. Throughout, Quinter uncovers a complex ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Preserving the Dharma: Hōzan Tankai and Japanese Buddhist Art of the
           Early Modern Era by John M. Rosenfield (review)
    • Abstract: This book is the final, posthumous publication of the distinguished Harvard University art historian John M. Rosenfield (1924–2013), whose scholarship throughout the course of his career set a high standard for writing about Japanese art in Western languages. Although he wrote elsewhere on secular and Zen paintings and calligraphy of the early modern period, this book represents his first foray into the world of early modern Buddhist art. Its genesis was a series of lectures he presented at Princeton University in 2008, collectively titled "Icons, Rituals, and Paths to Salvation: Three Lectures on the History of Buddhist Sculpture." As Jerome Silbergeld states in his foreword to this book, Rosenfield intended these ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Edo-Period Prints and
           Paintings (1600–1868) by Joshua S. Mostow and Asato Ikeda (review)
    • Abstract: Edo-period erotic prints, or shunga (literally "spring pictures"), have experienced a revival in the museum world. In 2013–14, the British Museum's exhibition, "Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art," received a great deal of critical acclaim and was one of the museum's most visited shows. In 2015, a smaller exhibition in Japan at Mejirodai's Eisei Bunko Museum (that required proof of age to enter) became the first Japanese museum to showcase shunga in recent history. The controversial exhibition was declined by ten other institutions before the museum elected to show it—much to the glee of the record 200,000 visitors who saw the show during its three-month run.Most recently, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Partners in Print: Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market by Julie
           Nelson Davis (review)
    • Abstract: In the past decade or so, the privileging of the singular (predominantly male) artistic creator within Japanese print history has received some much needed corrective, and there has also been acknowledgment of the thoroughly commercial motivations of the various actors in the publishing industry. The first two substantial works in English both appeared in 2004—Melinda Takeuchi, ed., The Artist as Professional in Japan, (Stanford University Press), to which Julie Nelson Davis contributed a chapter, and Amy Reigle Newland, ed., The Commercial and Cultural Climate of Japanese Printmaking (Hotei)—and Davis lists further related publications (p. 199, note 51). The current book, however, is the first monograph-length ... Read More
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  • Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering in Kabuki Theater by Maki Isaka
           (review)
    • Abstract: Ever since it was born in 1603, Japan's kabuki theater has continued to evolve; that is one reason it still flourishes today, when it competes with multiple forms of entertainment, both traditional and modern. Just witness the multimillion dollar demolition and complete reconstruction of its main Tokyo venue, the Kabuki-za, between 2010 and 2013. Despite being around for four centuries, however, kabuki's tradition of using men (onnagata) to play female roles not only has remained intact, its crossdressing stars are among the most celebrated stage artists in Japan.Kabuki's crossdressing tradition, which began before women were officially banned from the stage in 1629, has been challenged over the years. This was ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan’s Fifteen-Year War by
           Sharalyn Orbaugh (review)
    • Abstract: Over the last two decades, the work of literary historians has increasingly turned to the interrogation of "the great unread": those works of a popular register that were once widely read, occupying an important place in how people experienced the world in the past but that now have been all but forgotten.1 As the work of literary scholars has moved beyond the canon, the study of literary works has also abutted the study of other forms of mass culture, everything from the cinema and television to animation and the graphic novel, and this expanded range of subjects has required a broader set of interdisciplinary tools. And while arguments about media specificity mean that an attention to what makes these forms ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History,
           1550–1700 ed. by Tonio Andrade and Xing Hang (review)
    • Abstract: Tales of pirates and their exploits naturally make for entertaining reading. To be sure, this book is replete with murder, revenge, sea battles, and stolen treasure. What makes it most exciting, however, is not the accounts of swashbuckling but the verification that early modern maritime East Asia was a dynamic, complex, and globally connected region.The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, in particular, are known as a time when East Asian states enforced stringent trade restrictions and curtailed diplomatic relations. Often privileging a state-centered view, the traditional historiography of this era has tended to empty regional waters of Asian seafarers. More recent scholarship that engages ideas about ... Read More
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  • Like No Other: Exceptionalism and Nativism in Early Modern Japan by Mark
           Thomas McNally (review)
    • Abstract: Names carry such a surplus of meaning that they risk having connotations of which the user may be unaware. One example is "nativism," a term that for Japanologists often refers to the various schools generally subsumed under the label kokugaku. By this they mean everything from the study of ancient Japanese texts and the lived experience of Japanese people to iterations of the belief that Japanese civilization is superior to Chinese and all other civilizations. Depending on the scholar, nativism starts with either Keichū or Kada no Azumamaro and ends with the creation of the modern state. While acknowledging that he too used nativism in this fashion, Mc-Nally now states that he, and everyone else, is in ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Local History and War Memories in Hokkaido ed. by Philip A. Seaton
           (review)
    • Abstract: Philip Seaton's edited volume examines how and why Hokkaido's experiences of World War II and the present-day concentration within the prefecture of nearly 40 per cent of the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) are essential to understanding Japan's national history and memories of World War II. The book consists of an introduction, epilogue, and ten chapters divided into three parts. Part 1, titled "Local War Memories in Hokkaido," comprises three chapters written by Seaton. In chapter 1, he stresses that people in Hokkaido retain distinctive collective memories influenced by the social and political contexts of a particular period. Local memories of issues such as the colonization of Hokkaido, the government's ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
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  • Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and
           Bushidō in Modern Japan by Oleg Benesch (review)
    • Abstract: This is a solid, well-written, and immensely informative piece of scholarship. It is also a work that can be frustrating at times, though this is less because of any limitations on the part of the author or his method than due to the inherent complexity and multivalence of the primary theme: bushidō, the so-called "way of the samurai" (or "way of the warrior"). A line in the conclusion sums this up well: "[T]he reasons behind the adoption of bushidō by most people in Japan as a genetic ideology—an ideology that is adopted by a social group in spite of apparent conflict with their objective interests—are as varied as its definitions and applications" (p. 242). If the reader comes to this book seeking "closure" on ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe Kōbō by
           Richard F. Calichman (review)
    • Abstract: The expectation is surely that Richard Calichman's new book on Abe Kōbō will be both challenging and controversial. My own initial response was guarded optimism that a rekindling of the rivalry between what Michael Bourdaghs has characterized as "theoretical" and "political" factions within the North American configuration of the study of modern Japan would be good for both sides, as all of us face increasingly long odds in maintaining relevance within the modern academy. A vigorous ronsō might do us well.Calichman's book can be read as a proposal for a solution to our bind. This is a study primarily concerned with the practice of reading—an appeal to a back-to-basics methodology of close analysis, deliberate ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Holy Ghosts: The Christian Century in Modern Japanese Fiction by Rebecca
           Suter (review)
    • Abstract: Although Japan is considered to be a Buddhist and Shintō country, Christianity has, in fact, seeped into every corner of its society. The introduction of Christianity by Francisco Xavier (1506–52) in 1549 brought to Japan the Christian concepts of love, equality, human dignity, and eternal life, which were previously unknown to the Japanese people. The so-called "Kirishitan century," followed by persecution and martyrdom for more than 250 years, became a source of imagination when the hidden Kirishitan miraculously resurfaced in Nagasaki in 1865. Japanese literature, fine arts, and performing arts have all featured the Kirishitan in religious, ethical, and artistic terms since the early Meiji period.However, a ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Translingual Narration: Colonial and Postcolonial Taiwanese Fiction and
           Film by Bert Scruggs (review)
    • Abstract: Bert Scruggs's Translingual Narration: Colonial and Postcolonial Taiwanese Fiction and Film is a welcome and substantive contribution to the evolving field of postcolonial cultural and literary studies in general and scholarship on Taiwan in particular.In recent years, we have seen several books dedicated to Taiwan as a site for inquiry into postcolonial and transnational literary and cultural productions. As in Korea or Hong Kong, the aftereffects of colonialism still reverberate and rightly draw scholarly attention. Taiwan's role in academic research has evolved through distinct stages over the last half century. Beginning in the mid-1950s, the island state served as a stand-in for the inaccessible China, a place ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
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  • Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen: A History, 1989–2005 by
           Griseldis Kirsch (review)
    • Abstract: As Michael Baskett showed so well in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan (University of Hawai'i Press, 2008), Japanese films were shot in China from the 1920s. He examined Japanese perceptions of Asians and brought to our attention continuities in the way Japanese have represented Asia. For Japan, there were many Chinas. On the one hand, the Japanese acknowledged that China had been a major influence on Japanese society and culture. On the other hand, China seemed in the early twentieth century to be a backward nation not worthy of emulation. Baskett showed that Japanese filmmakers drew on a range of stereotypes of China. In the closing pages, he discusses the 1998 film Puraido: ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan ed.
           by Mark McLelland et al. (review)
    • Abstract: In the title of a 2001 online article, Mark McLelland asked, "Why Are Japanese Girls' Comics Full of Boys Bonking'"1 Notwithstanding the playful title, McLelland was one of the first scholars writing in English to take the genre of boys' love (BL) seriously. Fifteen years later, this question is less surprising as boys' love manga has proliferated in Japan and abroad, and slash (gay-themed fan fiction) has gained prominence in the West. The idea that women might enjoy fantasies of gay male romance and sex has achieved a degree of mainstream recognition, even in the United States. As McLelland argues in that early essay, the more interesting question is not "Why'" but "Why not'" or more specifically, why do we ... Read More
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  • For Dignity, Justice, and Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian
           Literature ed. by Heather Bowen-Struyk and Norma Field (review)
    • Abstract: The present volume is an exceptionally welcome and valuable contribution to the body of translated works of Japanese fiction into English. In terms of main literary genres there is probably none that has hitherto been as underrepresented as the genre of proletarian literature. Except for the heroic efforts of Željko Cipriš (A Flock of Swirling Crows and Other Proletarian Writings, The Crab Cannery Ship and Other Novels of Struggle), in addition to an older translation of Kobayashi Takiji's masterpiece The Factory Ship plus The Absentee Landlord by Frank Motofuji, what we have had easily accessible in the field so far are occasional well-known proletarian short stories tucked away in anthologies of modern Japanese ... Read More
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  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music after Fukushima by
           Noriko Manabe (review)
    • Abstract: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is divided into two sections: "The Background" and "Spaces of Protest." The three chapters in the first section introduce underpinning theoretical topics that explore political music under self-censorship, structures of power and civil resistance, and musicians in the antinuclear movement. The second section has four main chapters before a conclusion, each focused on a specific location in which protest and music take place. These are cyberspace, demonstrations, festivals, and recordings.The main title of Noriko Manabe's book is borrowed from a poem and song by Gil (Gilbert) Scott-Heron (1949–2011), who was an active antinuclear and anticonservative performer. At the beginning ... Read More
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  • Beyond Fukushima: Toward a Post-Nuclear Society by Koichi Hasegawa
           (review)
    • Abstract: This important new book tackles a question that has vexed many observers since the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami set off meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan. While in the early 2000s many observers had proclaimed the start of a global nuclear renaissance, the inability of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to prevent and then successfully contain a nuclear accident at Fukushima put that on hold. A number of governments around the world, including those in Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland, used Japan's nuclear accident, rated at the maximum level of the International Nuclear Event Scale, as a policy window to change their energy policies. Uranium prices have ... Read More
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  • Japan: The Precarious Future ed. by Frank Baldwin, Anne Allison (review)
    • Abstract: In The Handmaid's Tale, her classic dystopian novel of speculative fiction about a United States dominated by religious fundamentalists who have stripped women of virtually all rights, Margaret Atwood writes memorably, "We yearned for the future. How did we learn it, that talent for insatiability'" No matter how grim the present, the future holds promise if not necessarily hope: a kind of forward momentum that bespeaks the chance, through impending 20/20 hindsight, to make sense of the blighted present. And it is taken for granted that most works of science fiction or speculative fiction are not really about the future at all; they are about the world we now inhabit, which is explained, rationalized, and ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Accidental Activists: Victim Movements and Government Accountability in
           Japan and South Korea by Celeste L. Arrington (review)
    • Abstract: This extensively researched and succinctly written book effectively compares the processes and outcomes of several major movements for victims' redress from governments in Japan and Korea. The focus is on campaigns that developed especially from the 1990s, an era of perceived "judicialization of politics, enabled by democratization in Korea in 1987 and more competitive electoral politics in Japan since 1993" (p. 203), when victims sought redress from governments in Japan and Korea. The focus is on campaigns that developed especially from the 1990s, an era of perceived "judicialization of politics, enabled by democratization in Korea in 1987 and more competitive electoral politics in Japan since 1993" (p. 203), when ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Who Rules Japan' Popular Participation in the Japanese Legal Process
           ed. by Leon Wolff, Luke Nottage and Kent Anderson (review)
    • Abstract: Is the judiciary in Japan really changing or is it more an impression of change' The point of departure for the essays in this volume is the report of the Justice System Reform Council of June 2001 which recommended measures in the field of justice to cope with effects of the lost decade: an increasing need for more laws to address issues of the economic crisis and a greater diversity in social dynamics resulting from a gradual opening of the market to foreign companies. At the same time, the 1990s had been characterized by a crisis of legitimacy in the justice system, which was a spillover from a wider crisis of legitimacy within Japanese political institutions. The legitimacy crisis had to be overcome not only to ... Read More
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  • The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in
           Recessionary Japan by Andrea Gevurtz Arai (review)
    • Abstract: Scholarly works on recessionary Japan and the triple disaster of 2011 have become a genre of research that periodizes contemporary life. Within a neat 20-year span, 1991 began the domino effect of change that 2011 seemed to physicalize with destruction of mythic proportions, an isomorphic natural and manmade armageddon. Anthropologist Andrea Gevurtz Arai's research takes as its backdrop this frame of Japan's recent cataclysmic events: economic changes in the bursting of the bubble; social changes in the dismantling of postwar structures of family and well-being; and natural and linked manmade disasters in the Kobe earthquake of 1995 and the ongoing Tohoku catastrophe. These events are not unrelated, and Arai ... Read More
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  • Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan ed. by Kaori H. Okano
           (review)
    • Abstract: In contemporary Japan, much education goes on within formal schooling—institutions established or sanctioned by the state, providing formal academic qualifications which are recognized by the state. Thanks to much research over decades, there may be better documentation of Japan's formal schooling in English than of any other non-Anglophone society. However, less has been written about education outside formal schooling, and this collection helps to advance understanding of this area.The book is composed of an introductory chapter by the editor, Kaori Okano, and nine further chapters on a wide variety of aspects of nonformal education in Japan. In the introduction, Okano explains that the book differentiates ... Read More
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  • Teaching Embodied: Cultural Practice in Japanese Preschools by Akiko
           Hayashi and Joseph Tobin (review)
    • Abstract: In their new book on Japanese preschools, Akiko Hayashi and Joseph Tobin pose this broad question: "How do Japanese preschools serve as sites where Japanese children learn to be Japanese'" (p. 13). Their provocative answer: Japanese children learn through exposure to implicit forms of pedagogy that precede rather than follow teachers' cognition and intentionality. Building from the work of Pierre Bourdieu, the authors argue that preschool teaching in Japan arises from "habitus, intuition, and emergency" rather than "policy, orthodoxy, or plan" (p. 4). They bolster these assertions with an analysis of the nonlinguistic and intuitive elements of pedagogical practice, particularly the tacit, embodied ways in which ... Read More
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  • Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan: Risk, Community, and Knowledge by
           Akihiro Ogawa (review)
    • Abstract: The lifecourse of a successful middle-class Japanese male in the postwar socioeconomic system began with cramming for exams in school, entering a good university, and gaining a permanent place in a large, established company. This would be followed by loyal and devoted service to that one company until retirement. Most females and over half of the male population were not included in this story, but they benefited from its success by sharing in a general rise in living standards that only came to an end in the early 1990s. Since then, social scientists and government agencies have struggled to find appropriate models to make sense of the new period of sluggish growth and widening inequality and to provide policy ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • International Migrants in Japan: Contributions in an Era of Population
           Decline ed. by Yoshitaka Ishikawa (review)
    • Abstract: This volume, which was edited by geographer Yoshitaka Ishikawa, takes up the issue of international migrants in Japan in an era of population decline. Its 12 chapters set out to study ways in which international migrants contribute to contemporary Japan. Those contributions can include participation in community building activities and in the nation's labor market and raising Japan's total fertility rate (TFR). In other words, international migrants in Japan, in this volume, are understood to be members of the municipalities in which they live, members of the national labor market, and individuals who are often in the midst of family planning. This threefold perspective is kept throughout the volume, with chapters ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The EU-Japan Security Dialogue: Invisible but Comprehensive by Olena Mykal
           (review)
    • Abstract: With this volume, interested readers and scholars who want to know what the European Union and Japan have jointly discussed and done in nonmilitary security over the years now have a book they can consult. The EU-Japan Security Dialogue: Invisible but Comprehensive by Olena Mykal is without a doubt a valuable contribution to the analysis of EU-Japan relations in general and to bilateral security cooperation in particular. The book's theoretical and methodological framework is sound and understandable, and the author makes a significant effort to organize and present the state of the EU-Japan security relations. Mykal strives to embrace everything the EU and Japan have put on their bilateral (security) agenda since ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conquering the Fear of Freedom: Japanese Exchange Rate Policy since 1945
           by Shinji Takagi (review)
    • Abstract: This well-written and thoroughly researched history of Japanese exchange rate policy is a prime example of what Andrew Gordon once referred to as "postwar Japan as history."1 It is a timely work, not only because of the uncharted waters in which Japanese policymakers find themselves at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but also because this important topic has been given so little attention in the historiographical literature. I surmise that the intricacies of monetary economics are partially to blame, but it remains a fact that, including in Japanese, a history of the topic has been long overdue. Itō Masanao's outstanding Sengo Nihon no taigai kin'yū, published in 2009, remains a lonely exception.A word ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Investing Japan: Foreign Capital, Monetary Standards, and Economic
           Development, 1859–2011 by Simon James Bytheway (review)
    • Abstract: In his latest book, Simon Bytheway takes up the challenge of tracing a comprehensive history of foreign investment in Japan, from the opening of the country to the West in the mid-nineteenth century up to the most recent years. The basic question he seeks to answer is: what has been the role of foreign capital in the economic development of Japan' While of obvious interest to economic historians, this question is also crucial to the understanding of Japanese politics and international relations in the last 150 years.The book is made up of three parts. The first (chapters 1–3) discusses monetary policy in Japan from the start of the Meiji period in 1868 to World War I. The focus of the analysis is on the process ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Sublime Perversion of Capital: Marxist Theory and the Politics of
           History in Modern Japan by Gavin Walker (review)
    • Abstract: In The Sublime Perversion of Capital, Gavin Walker takes up prewar and early postwar debates about Japanese capitalism and, in particular, the work of Japanese Marxist Uno Kōzō (1897–1977) with an eye toward how we might rethink the "national question" not only from the perspective of Japanese history but in global terms as well. In this sense, the book seeks to contribute to "the globality of the Marxist theoretical project" (p. 6) and to thereby go beyond area studies into the realm of globalization through a theoretical Marxist analysis. The Sublime Perversion of Capital seeks to reframe the national question in Marxism from "the vantage point of the formation and maintenance of the nation-state" and to show the ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past
           and Present by June Teufel Dreyer, and: Understanding Japan-China
           Relations: Theories and Issues by Ming Wan (review)
    • Abstract: Observers of Japan-China relations have watched the relationship deteriorate almost continually over the last 15 years (at least) because of territorial and historical disputes. The two books under review attempt to explain why it is that the Japanese and Chinese just can't seem to get along despite increasing economic and interpersonal exchange. June Teufel Dreyer's history of the relationship argues that contemporary problems are the result of the refusal of the Chinese and Japanese to treat each other as equals that dates back to the very earliest days of the relationship. Ming Wan's book focuses on the period since 2006 and the inability of Japanese and Chinese leaders to successfully manage conflicts of ... Read More
      Keywords: Cartography; Shugen (Sect); Ritsu (Sect); Tankai,; Prints, Japanese; Ukiyoe; Kabuki; Kamishibai; Merchant marine; World War, 1939-1945; Abe, Kōbō,; Amakusa, Shirō,; Japanese fiction; China; Young gay men; Short stories, Japanese; Po
      PubDate: 2017-07-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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