The Japan Society Review
The Japan Society Review is published on a bimonthly basis, both online and printed (members are entitled to receive a copy by post). Since the starting of the publication in 2006, each issue covers a selection of Japan-related books and films, as well as theatre and stage productions, tv series and exhibitions. Its purpose is to inform, entertain and encourage readers to explore the works for themselves.
The Japan Society Review is possible thanks to the work of volunteers who dedicated their time and expertise to help us to promote the learning and understanding of Japanese culture and society.
BooksArt of Edo Japan, The Artist and the City 1615-1868
By Christine Guth, Yale University Press, 2010 (soft back edition), 176 pages including index, glossary and chronology, copious colour illustrations, ISBN 978-0-300-16414-8.
BooksThe Meiji Restoration, Monarchism, Mass Communication and Conservative Revolution
By Alistair D. Swale, pp 206 including index, select bibliography and notes, ISBN 13: 978-0-230-59386-2,Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
BooksWhy Did the Greater East Asian War Happen?
"Why Did the Greater East Asian War Happen? – The Economic and Political History of Pan-Asianism (「大東亜戦争」はなぜ起きたのか -汎アジア主義の政治経済史)" By Matsuura Masataka (松浦 正孝), Nagoya University Press (名古屋大学出版会), 2010, 1079 pages, ISBN 978-4-8158-0629-3, 9975 yen.
BooksChina-Japan Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Creating a Future Past?
Edited by Michael Heazle and Nick Knight, 247 pages, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-1847201126, £59.95.
BooksPrince and Princess Chichibu, Two Lives Lived Above and Below the Clouds
Prince and Princess Chichibu, Two Lives Lived Above and Below the Clouds, by Dorothy Britton, Global Oriental 2010, 223 including index, ISBN 978-1-905246-24-3.
BooksDemystifying Pearl Harbor – A New Perspective from Japan
Takeo Iguchi, translated by David Noble, 343 pages including index and bibliography, I-House Press, Tokyo, 2010, ISBN 978-4-903452-19-7.