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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.

Contested Governance In Japan: Sites and Issues

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Contested Governance In Japan: Sites and Issues

Edited by Glenn D Hook Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/RoutledgeCurzon Series, Abingdon,2005, 288 pages, 978-0-415-36419-5 Review by Roger Buckley

Mental Health Challenges Facing Contemporary Japanese Society – The ‘Lonely People’

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Mental Health Challenges Facing Contemporary Japanese Society – The ‘Lonely People’

By Yuko Kawanishi Global Oriental, 2009, 175 pages including index and bibliography, ISBN 978-1-906876-00-5, £30 Reviews by Sir Hugh Cortazzi & Sandra Lawman

Ultimate Crush: Waseda University Rugby, Leadership and Building the Strongest Winning Team in Japan

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Ultimate Crush: Waseda University Rugby, Leadership and Building the Strongest Winning Team in Japan

By Katsuyuki Kiyomiya, Translated by Ian Ruxton North Carolina: Lulu Press, 2006, 150 pages Review by Ian Nish

Kigyō Ketsugou Housei no Shōraizou (企業結合法制の将来像), The Future of Corporate Groups Law

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Kigyō Ketsugou Housei no Shōraizou (企業結合法制の将来像), The Future of Corporate Groups Law

By Eiji Takahashi (高 橋 英 治) Chuokeizaisha, Tokyo, 2008, 312 pages, ISBN978-4-502-96390-2 Review by Manabu Matsunaka

Showa Japan: The Post-War Golden Age and Its Troubled Legacy

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Showa Japan: The Post-War Golden Age and Its Troubled Legacy

By Hans Brinckman Tuttle, Tokyo and Singapore, 2008, 212 pages including index, glossary and plate section, ISBN-13:978-4-8053-1002-1 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

Discovering Japan – A New Regional Geography

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Discovering Japan – A New Regional Geography

By Kiyonori Kanasaka and others Teikoku Shoin Co. Ltd, Tokyo 2009, 152 pages including index, copiously illustrated with colour photographs and maps. ISBN 978-4-8071-5844-7, (available in the UK from JP-Books (JPT Europe Ltd.) 14-20 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4PH or bookstores in Japan) £29.80/¥1,995 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

剣禅書 Ken Zen Sho, The Zen Calligraphy and painting of Yamaoka Tesshū

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剣禅書 Ken Zen Sho, The Zen Calligraphy and painting of Yamaoka Tesshū

Ed.Alex Bennett and Sarah Moate Published by Bunkasha International Corporation, Tokyo, 2008, ISBN4-9901694-8-4 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

Japan Through Writers’ Eyes

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Japan Through Writers’ Eyes

Edited by Elizabeth Ingrams Eland Publishing Ltd., 2009, 336 pages, ISBN: 978-190601108-6 (Paperback) £12.99 Review by Susan Meehan

Glory in a Line, a Life of Foujita, The Artist Caught Between East and West

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Glory in a Line, a Life of Foujita, The Artist Caught Between East and West

By Phyllis Birnbaum Faber and Faber, 2006, 331 pages including index and endnotes , ISBN-13: 978-0-571-21179-1 (hard cover) Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

Origami Rings and Wreaths – A Kaleidoscope of 28 Decorative Origami Creations

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Origami Rings and Wreaths – A Kaleidoscope of 28 Decorative Origami Creations

By Tomoko Fuse Kodansha International, 2007, 94 pages, ISBN: 4889962239 Review by Jayne Kerry