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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28 Jun 17
The Nakano Thrift Shop by Kawakami Hiromi

The Nakano Thrift Shop by Kawakami Hiromi

Review by Poppy Cosyns

The Nakano Thrift Shop – an offbeat romance – tells the story of shop assistant Hitomi, as she gets to know her eccentric group of customers and co-workers.

Keshiki Series

Keshiki Series

Review by Eluned Gramich

A new collection of contemporary Japanese writing carrying eight different views of an expansive and ever-changing landscape.

Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan by Gitte M. Hansen

Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan by Gitte M. Hansen

Review by Charlotte Goff

Through careful examination of media, Hansen explores normative femininity and the issues surrounding it in contemporary Japan.

Men Without Women by Murakami Haruki

Men Without Women by Murakami Haruki

Review by Chris Corker

In this collection, Murakami deals not only with isolated masculinity, but also with the delicately balanced equilibrium of heterosexual relationships.

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