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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23 Oct 17
Rakugo performed by Katsura Sunshine

Rakugo performed by Katsura Sunshine

Review by Alex Rees

A show that is at once recognisably rakugo, and yet also uniquely Katsura Sunshine’s, a one-of-a-kind performance which will leave you tickled and feeling like you’ve learnt something new.

10 Oct 17
Two Pilgrims Meet: In search of Reconciliation between China and Japan by Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott

Two Pilgrims Meet: In search of Reconciliation between China and Japan by Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott

Review by Revd Ikuko Williams

The two authors Minoru Kasai and Basil Scott share their personal stories and reflections on on the complex facets of reconciliation between China and Japan.

09 Oct 17
Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler

Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler

Review by Trevor Skingle

James Buckler’s debut novel follows Alex Malloy who escapes to Japan to get away from a deeply traumatic family incident.

ANJIN-The Life & Times of Samurai William Adams, 1564-1620 by Hiromi T. Rogers

ANJIN-The Life & Times of Samurai William Adams, 1564-1620 by Hiromi T. Rogers

Review by Nicolas Maclean

In this book, Hiromi T. Rogers reveals a far more detailed and complex picture of Adams as a man and of the turbulent times he lived in.

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