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 Aug 16
A Quiet Place by Matsumoto Seicho

A Quiet Place by Matsumoto Seicho

Review by Harry Martin

30 Jul 16
Book Review: I Want to Kick You in the Back by Wataya Risa

Book Review: I Want to Kick You in the Back by Wataya Risa

By Eluned Gramich

Written by a nineteen year old university student, the bestselling I Want to Kick You in the Back is a slim, deceptively simple tale about teenage life and love.

29 Jul 16
Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure by Furukawa Hideo

Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure by Furukawa Hideo

Review by Alice French

Horses, Horses, in the end the Light Remains Pure is an emotional, historical and, above all, literary triumph that really must be experienced first-hand.

28 Jul 16
Salad Anniversary by Tawara Machi

Salad Anniversary by Tawara Machi

Review by Chris Beckett

Tawara Machi’s poems are short but lively and personal. They feel like an album of small photos telling a story, so engaging and contemporary that it becomes part of the reader’s own album, his or her own story.

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