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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27 Feb 17
Book Review: Record of a Night Too Brief by Kawakami Hiromi

Book Review: Record of a Night Too Brief by Kawakami Hiromi

Review by Harry Martin

Record of a Night Too Brief incorporates three short stories distinctly different from one another but following a unifying theme of yearning, desire and longing in the minds of young women in three very different states

01 Feb 17
Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women by Kittredge Cherry

Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women by Kittredge Cherry

Review by Charlotte Goff

Kittredge Cherry provided readers with a snapshot of how Japanese language reflects attitudes towards womanhood.

31 Jan 17
The Comfort Women: Historical, Political, Legal and Moral Perspectives by Kumagai Naoko

The Comfort Women: Historical, Political, Legal and Moral Perspectives by Kumagai Naoko

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

This book looks soberly at the various perspectives of the problem of the ‘Comfort Women’ and is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the issue.

18 Jan 17
Gaea Girls by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams

Gaea Girls by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams

Review by George Barker

A new review of the film Gaea Girls, first part of the screening series co-organised by the Japan Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute.

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