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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.

Art of Edo Japan, The Artist and the City 1615-1868

Books

Art 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.

The Meiji Restoration, Monarchism, Mass Communication and Conservative Revolution

Books

The 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.

Perfect Blue (パーフェクトブルー)

Films & Series

Perfect Blue (パーフェクトブルー)

Directed by Satoshi Kon (今 敏), 1998, anime, 82 minutes, based on novel of same name by Yoshikazu Takeuchi (竹内義和).

Why Did the Greater East Asian War Happen?

Books

Why 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.

Shot by Both Sides

Books

Shot by Both Sides

By Meisei Goto, translated by Tom Gill, Counterpoint Berkeley, 2009, 215 pages, ISBN-10: 1582434735.

China-Japan Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Creating a Future Past?

Books

China-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.

Hyperart: Thomasson

Books

Hyperart: Thomasson

Hyperart: Thomasson, by Genpei Akasegawa, translated by Matt Fargo, Kaya Press, 2010, 352pages, ISBN:9781885030467.

Prince and Princess Chichibu, Two Lives Lived Above and Below the Clouds

Books

Prince 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.

I Survived For All That – A Tale of British POWs (それでもぼくは生きぬいた―日本軍の捕虜になったイギリス兵の物語)

Books

I Survived For All That – A Tale of British POWs (それでもぼくは生きぬいた―日本軍の捕虜になったイギリス兵の物語)

By Hiroko Sherwin (シャーウィン 裕子), Nashinoki-sha, 2009, 244 pages, ISBN-10: 4816609105.

Demystifying Pearl Harbor – A New Perspective from Japan

Books

Demystifying 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.