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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20 Sep 17
Hokusai Beyond The Great Wave

Hokusai Beyond The Great Wave

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

A valuable reminder of the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum as well as insights into Hokusai’s life and work.

11 Sep 17
Japanese Taiko performed by Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers

Japanese Taiko performed by Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers

Review by Laurence Green

This CD serves as an excellent introduction to the taiko drumming, but also a reminder of the richness of sound that can come from the instrument.

04 Sep 17
A. B. Mitford and the Birth of Japan as a Modern State: Letters Home by Robert Morton

A. B. Mitford and the Birth of Japan as a Modern State: Letters Home by Robert Morton

Review by Sir David Warren

Robert Morton’s excellent and readable biography gives a sympathetic portrait of A.B. Mitford, one of the earliest British diplomats in Japan.

10 Aug 17
In This Corner of the World directed by Katabuchi Sunao

In This Corner of the World directed by Katabuchi Sunao

Review by Poppy Cosyns

In This Corner of the World follows the life of Suzu, a young woman more focused on her sketchbook than the spectre of war that looms over her city.

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