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28 Mar 19
The Ghost of Namamugi by Robert S.G. Fletcher

The Ghost of Namamugi by Robert S.G. Fletcher

Review by Trevor Skingle

In 1862 a British merchant was killed by samurai, in uncertain circumstances, at Namamugi – a quiet village near Yokohama. One year later, a British fleet bombarded the port of Kagoshima to extract reparations, reducing much of this south-western city to ash.

Japan's WWII Legacy: Interviews with Japanese Veterans by Hiroko Sherwin

Japan’s WWII Legacy: Interviews with Japanese Veterans by Hiroko Sherwin

Review by Francesco Cioffo

Written from the perspective of Japanese veterans, this book is a well-timed contribution to re-discover how WWII still shapes, the lives of many.

26 Mar 19
The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated

Review by Timon Screech

In recognition of the 1000th anniversary of the Tale of Genji the Metropolitan Museum has mounted a glorious exhibition and published this catalogue.

11 Mar 19
Bridge to the Gods: Tales from Kyushu by Andrew Thomson

Bridge to the Gods: Tales from Kyushu by Andrew Thomson

Review by Trevor Skingle

This book is a charming account of the author’s personal contemporary life in Japan and his explorations of Kyushu’s culture, cuisine, history and attractions.

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