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13 Feb 19
The Courage to Be Disliked by Kishimi Ichiro and Koga Fumitake

The Courage to Be Disliked by Kishimi Ichiro and Koga Fumitake

Review by Charlotte Goff

Published in Japan in 2013, The Courage to Be Disliked is, at its heart, an invocation for readers to take control of their own destinies.

24 Jan 19
A Shameful Life by Dazai Osamu

A Shameful Life by Dazai Osamu

Review by George Mullins

Ningen Shikkaku (translated as ‘A Shameful Life’) still persists as one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novels in Japan. Mark Gibeau’s latest translation certainly provides a refreshing and interesting reconstruction of this Japanese classic.

19 Nov 18
Japan - 100 Hidden Towns edited by Anthony Gardner

Japan – 100 Hidden Towns edited by Anthony Gardner

Review by Susan Meehan

The book is a welcome addition for intrepid travellers keen to deviate from the more well-trodden paths, but it is also extremely useful for repeat visitors to Japan and Japan residents.

08 Nov 18
British Foreign Secretaries and Japan 1850-1990 edited by Antony Best and Hugh Cortazzi

British Foreign Secretaries and Japan 1850-1990 edited by Antony Best and Hugh Cortazzi

Review by Peter Kornicki

The essays in this book, written by the two editors and by others including Ian Nish and Thomas Otte, show us how the Anglo-Japanese relationship played out in Whitehall through the careers of the successive foreign secretaries, starting with Lords John Russell, Clarendon and Granville and ending with Sir Geoffrey Howe.

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