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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (4): 1104–1112.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ethan Mark One of the most distinctive aspects of Reading Colonial Japan is its format, in which a series of translated, short primary texts meant to “accentuate the wide array of representations of the empire” (p. 11) are each followed by a short, focused critical essay authored...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (1): 187–198.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Franziska Seraphim Abstract In the introduction to his 1999 masterpiece on Japan under U.S. occupation, John Dower wrote, “It would be difficult to find another cross-cultural moment more intense, unpredictable, ambiguous, confusing, and electric than this one.” Indeed, no other history of occupied...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (3): 802–812.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Olga Kanzaki Sooudi Working Skin: Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan . By Joseph D. Hankins . Oakland : University of California Press , 2014 . xxii, 277 pp. ISBN: 9780520283299 (paper, also available in cloth and as e-book). Embracing Differences...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1950) 9 (3): 362–365.
Published: 01 May 1950
...Hugh Borton The Japanese family system . By Setsuko Hani . Tokyo : The Japan Institute of Pacific Studies (JIPS) , 1948 . 41 p. The problems of the emperor system in postwar Japan . By Genji Okubo . Tokyo : JIPS , 1948 . 87 p. Financial and monetary situation...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (4): 1401–1406.
Published: 01 November 2008
...John Creighton Campbell Shrinking Population Economics: Lessons from Japan . By Akihito Matsutani . Tokyo : International House of Japan , 2006 . xiv , 200 pp. ¥1429 (paper). Tackling Japan's Fiscal Challenges: Strategies to Cope with High Public Debt and Population Ageing...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (1): 199–205.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Mesrob Vartavarian Demands for US protection remain high in Japan and South Korea because regional security threats did not dissipate after the Cold War. Indeed, geostrategic dangers have become more prevalent in some respects. As needs changed, Tokyo and Seoul attempted to tailor American...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (3): 805–812.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Aaron Skabelund 6 Eiko Maruko Siniawer , Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists: The Violent Politics of Modern Japan, 1860–1960 ( Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press , 2008 ), 56 . 5 Among such work, which makes a particularly important contribution to Japanese military...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (3): 786–795.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Wilburn Hansen All six of these books have much to recommend them. What is most evident is how scholarship in English on Japan has been determined by changing Western expectations of Japan, as well as by hegemonic Western preconceptions and stereotypes. As a result, large parts of these studies...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (1): 194–204.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Viren Murthy Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde . By Samuel Perry . Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press , 2014 . xii, 228 pp. ISBN: 9780824875190 (paper, also available in cloth and as e-book). Against Harmony...
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Far Eastern Quarterly (1949) 8 (4): 492–494.
Published: 01 August 1949
...Charles S. Blackton The allied occupation of Japan . By Edwin M. Martin . Stanford University Press , 1948 . xiv, 155 p. $3.00. The AAF against Japan . By Vern Haugland . New York : Harper & Brothers , 1948 . xvii, 515 p. $5.00. Prospects for democracy in Japan...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (3): 667–669.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Susan L. Burns The Stories Clothes Tell: Voices of Working-Class Japan . By Tatsuichi Horikiri . Edited and translated by Rieko Wagoner . Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield , 2016 . xxii, 179 pp. ISBN: 9781442265097 (cloth). Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan . By James L...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (2): 444–448.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Eric C. Han Yokohama and the Silk Trade: How Eastern Japan Became the Primary Economic Region of Japan, 1843–1893 . By Yasuhiro Makimura . Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books , 2017 . xx, 255 pp. The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan . By Simon Partner . New...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (1): 187–194.
Published: 01 February 2019
... a wonderfully complementary pair for entering the Genji ’s world. Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: The Tale of Genji and Its Predecessors . By Doris G. Bargen . Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press , 2015 . xix, 372 pp. ISBN: 9780824851545 (cloth, also available in paper...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (2): 577–582.
Published: 01 May 2009
... who have calculated a sharp decline of total factor productivity during the 1990s, for which “the implication is that Japan did not fully take advantage [of] gains in IT to increase productivity in many sectors” (p. 16). They cite several factors. First, the Japanese economy reflects a two-tier...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (3): 831–835.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Martha Chaiklin Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry . By Jeffrey W. Alexander . Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press , 2013 . xii, 303 pp. ISBN: 9780824839536 (paper). The Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (2): 518–529.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Japan ( Hakodate, Japan : Municipal Library of Hakodate , 1954 ), 152 –55 . 13 Stephen R. Platt , Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War ( New York : Vintage...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (2): 529–535.
Published: 01 May 2017
...: Nature, Pollution, and Politics in Japan, 1870–1950 . By Robert Stolz . Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press , 2014 . 288 pp. ISBN: 9780822356905 (cloth, also available in paper). 6 Conrad D. Totman...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (3): 805–809.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Rachael Hutchinson Redacted: The Archives of Censorship in Transwar Japan . By Jonathan Abel . Berkeley : University of California Press , 2012 . xv, 355 pp. $65.00 (cloth); $65.00 (e-book). The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan . By Kirsten Cather . Honolulu : University...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (2): 407–411.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Matthieu Felt Plucking Chrysanthemums: Narushima Ryūhoku and Sinitic Literary Traditions in Modern Japan . By Matthew Fraleigh . Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center , 2016 . 498 pp. ISBN: 9780674425224 (cloth). The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction: The Water Margin...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (3): 799–805.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Marie Söderberg Japanese politicians’ response was utterly populistic. Unfortunately Japan is not the only country in the world where politics is being driven by populism or populist leaders at the moment. Brexit is a European example, Donald Trump an American, and Duterte a Philippine one...