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Book Announcement: Christian Sorcerers on Trial: Records of the 1827 Osaka Incident

Christian Sorcerers on Trial: Records of the 1827 Osaka Incident Translated and with an introduction by Fumiko Miyazaki, Kate Wildman Nakai, and Mark Teeuwen In 1829, three women and three men were paraded through Osaka and crucified. Placards set up … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese currency redesigns

What’s on your country’s money? After traveling overseas, I always come back to the US thinking about how boring our own bills seem! And it appears that Japan is putting even more thought into new and exciting illustrations for their … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Defamiliarizing Japan’s Asia-Pacific War

DEFAMILIARIZING JAPAN’S ASIA-PACIFIC WAR Edited by W. Puck Brecher and Michael W. Myers This wide-ranging collection seeks to reassess conventional understanding of Japan’s Asia-Pacific War by defamiliarizing and expanding the rhetorical narrative. Its nine chapters, diverse in theme and method, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Origins of the Modern Japanese Bureaucracy

The Origins of the Modern Japanese Bureaucracy By: Yuichiro Shimizu Translator: Amin Ghadimi What is a bureaucracy, from where does it come, and how does it develop? Japanese have long described their nation as a “kingdom of bureaucrats”, but until … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868-1961

The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868-1961 Sidney Xu Lu This innovative study demonstrates how Japanese empire-builders invented and appropriated the discourse of overpopulation to justify Japanese settler colonialism across the Pacific. Lu defines this overpopulation … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: That Distant Country Next Door: Popular Japanese Perceptions of Mao’s China

THAT DISTANT COUNTRY NEXT DOOR: POPULAR JAPANESE PERCEPTIONS OF MAO’S CHINA Erik Esselstrom Japan’s road to war in China in the 1930s–1940s is well known, as are the legacies of that conflict in the diplomatic disputes, territorial rows, and educational … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives

Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives By Gwyn McClelland On 9th August 1945, the US dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Of the dead, approximately 8500 were Catholic Christians, representing over sixty percent of the community. … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: PhD Studentship in Modern Japanese History

The Department of History at the University of York is delighted to invite applications for a three-year PhD studentship to work on the history of Japan as a major producer of the natural insecticide, pyrethrum. This studentship forms part of … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Postdoctoral Fellow (Project Researcher), University of Tokyo, Tokyo College

Tokyo College is looking to invite researchers from broad range of fields under the research theme, “The Earth and Human Society in 2050”, and carry out interdisciplinary collaboration to contribute to the realization of sustainable and inclusive future of humanity. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan

Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan Max M. Ward In Thought Crime Max M. Ward explores the Japanese state’s efforts to suppress political radicalism in the 1920s and 1930s. Ward traces the evolution of an antiradical law called the … Continue reading

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