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Book Announcement: Japanese–English Translation: An Advanced Guide

Japanese–English Translation: An Advanced Guide Judy Wakabayashi This volume is a textbook for aspiring translators of Japanese into English, as well as a reference work for professional Japanese–English translators and for translator educators. Underpinned by sound theoretical principles, it provides a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gender, Culture, and Disaster in Post-3.11 Japan

Gender, Culture, and Disaster in Post-3.11 Japan Mire Koikari (Author) The Great East Japan Disaster – a compound catastrophe of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that began on March 11, 2011 – has ushered in a new era of cultural … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Senmyō: Old Japanese Imperial Edicts in the National Histories 697-887

Senmyō: Old Japanese Imperial Edicts in the National Histories 697-887 Ross Bender The Old Japanese edicts in Shoku Nihongi have been intensively if not exhaustively studied. Remarkably, the readings that Motoori Norinaga assigned to them in the eighteenth century are essentially in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Designing Modern Japan

Designing Modern Japan Sarah Teasley From cars to cameras, design from Japan is ubiquitous. So are perceptions of Japanese design, from calming, carefully crafted minimalism to avant-garde fashion and street subcultures. But these portrayals overlook the creativity, generosity and sheer … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity

The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity Edited By Ayelet Zohar, Alison J. Miller This volume examines the visual culture of Japan’s transition to modernity, from 1868 to the first decades of the twentieth century. Through … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of a New Japan

Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of a New Japan Sherzod Muminov The odyssey of 600,000 imperial Japanese soldiers incarcerated in Soviet labor camps after World War II and their fraught repatriation to postwar Japan. In … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Japanese Economy

The Japanese Economy Hiroaki Richard Watanabe The Japanese economy was once considered a “miracle”. Although still the world’s third largest economy, it continues to feel the effects of the collapse of a massive asset price bubble in the early 1990s. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Master Spy on a Mission: The Untold Story of Onodera Makoto and Swedish Intelligence 1941–1945

Master Spy on a Mission: The Untold Story of Onodera Makoto and Swedish Intelligence 1941–1945 Bert Edström Neutral Sweden’s importance for Japanese intelligence grew during the World War II. As Japan’s military attaché posted in Sweden, Makoto Onodera was second to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory

Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida and Martin Picard (Eds.) This collection features a wide range of inquiries into Japan’s contemporary media culture, situating popular media content and its related … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Screens

Japanese Screens By Claire Akiko Brisset, Torahiko Terada, Anne Marie Christin Japanese screens (byobu, meaning “barrier against the wind”) are made of wooden lattices with two to twelve panels, covered with a paper or fabric canvas. They are unique for … Continue reading

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