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Book Announcement: The Archaeology of Medieval Towns: Case Studies from Japan and Europe

The Archaeology of Medieval Towns: Case Studies from Japan and Europe Simon Kaner (Editor); Brian Ayers (Editor); Richard Pearson (Editor); Oscar Wrenn (Editor) In recent years, major new archaeological discoveries have redefined the development of towns and cities in the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Women and Networks In Nineteenth-Century Japan

Women and Networks In Nineteenth-Century Japan Bettina GRAMLICH-OKA is Professor of Japanese History at Sophia University (Tokyo).MIYAZAKI Fumiko is Professor Emerita at Keisen University (Tokyo).SUGANO Noriko was Professor at Teikyo University (Tokyo).Anne WALTHALL is Professor Emerita at the University of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Pleasure in Profit: Popular Prose in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Pleasure in ProfitPopular Prose in Seventeenth-Century Japan Laura Moretti In the seventeenth century, Japanese popular prose flourished as waves of newly literate readers gained access to the printed word. Commercial publishers released vast numbers of titles in response to readers’ … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes

Eating Wild JapanTracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes Winifred Bird with illustrations by Paul Poynter From bracken to butterbur to “princess” bamboo, some of Japan’s most iconic foods are foraged, not grown, in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Ishikawa Sanshirō’s Geographical Imagination: Transnational Anarchism and the Reconfiguration of Everyday Life in Early Twentieth-Century Japan

Ishikawa Sanshirō’s Geographical ImaginationTransnational Anarchism and the Reconfiguration of Everyday Life in Early Twentieth-Century Japan Nadine Willems In modern Japan, anti-establishment ideas have related in many ways to Japan’s capitalist development and industrialization. Activist and intellectual Ishikawa Sanshirō exemplifies this … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Turning toward Edification: Foreigners in Chosŏn Korea

Turning toward Edification: Foreigners in Chosŏn Korea by Adam Bohnet University of Hawaiʻi Press, December 2020 Though not a book on Japan, Turning toward Edification promises to be a valuable volume for insights into how categories of identity (“ethnicity” if … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Seeds of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea

Seeds of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea by David Fedman Japanese colonial rule in Korea (1905–1945) ushered in natural resource management programs that profoundly altered access to and ownership of the peninsula’s extensive mountains and forests. Under … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Masculinity and Body Weight in Japan

Masculinity and Body Weight in Japan: Grappling with Metabolic Syndrome By Genaro Castro-Vázquez Drawing on the concept of the somatic self, Castro-Vázquez explores how Japanese men think about, express and interpret their experiences concerning bodyweight control. Based on an extensive … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Ghastly Tales from the Yotsuya kaidan

Ghastly Tales from the Yotsuya kaidan, ed. with an Introduction by Takashi Saitō Perhaps the most famous and oft told tales of horror in Japan, the Yotsuya kaidan tells of a young woman named Iwa and the curse she carried … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Imperial House in the Postwar Era, 1945-2019

Japan’s Imperial House in the Postwar Era, 1945–2019 Kenneth J. Ruoff With the ascension of a new emperor and the dawn of the Reiwa Era, Kenneth J. Ruoff has expanded upon and updated The People’s Emperor, his study of the monarchy’s role as … Continue reading

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