The Japan Society Review

The Japan Society Review is published on a bimonthly basis. Each issue covers a selection of Japan-related books and films, as well as theatre and stage productions. Its purpose is to inform, entertain and encourage readers to explore the works for themselves.

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18 Apr 17
The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

Review by Alice French

From Tanizaki to Twitter novels and feminism to Marxism, this handbook conveys the extensive scope of modern Japanese literature, in only 341 pages.

13 Apr 17
A Doctor’s Sword directed by Gary Lennon

A Doctor’s Sword directed by Gary Lennon

Review by Roger Macy

A Doctor’s Sword is a documentary film about the experiences of an Irishman as a POW in Japan during WorldWar II.

Le Moulin directed by Huang Ya-li

Le Moulin directed by Huang Ya-li

Review by Roger Macy

A poetry film about Le Moulin, a poetry society in Taiwan in the 1930s whose authors wrote entirely in Japanese.

10 Apr 17
A Silent Voice directed by Naoko Yamada

A Silent Voice directed by Naoko Yamada

Review by Poppy Cosyns

Based on a manga series of the same title, A Silent Voice tells the story of a spiky haired loner who comes to deeply regret bullying his deaf class mate, navigating the difficult themes of disability, bullying and suicide.

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