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.
BooksGoverning Japan, Divided Politics in a Resurgent Economy
By J.A.A. Stockwin Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2008, 298 pages including index and tables, £19.99 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
BooksMyth, Struggle and Protest in Okinawa
By Miyume Tanji Routledge, 2006, 234 pages including index, maps, glossary and abbreviations. Hardback. £85.00. ISBN13: 978 – 0415365000 Review by William Farr
BooksNichi-Bei Domei-toiu Riarizumu (Emerging Realism of the Japan-US Alliance)
By Tomohito Shinoda Chikura Shobou, 2007, 274 pages including notes and index, ISBN: 978-4-8051-0884-0 C3031 Review by Takahiro Miyao
Books“Koizumi Kantei Hiroku” (Confidential Records of the Office of Prime Minister Koizumi)
By Isao Iijima Nihon Keizai Shimbunsha (Japan Economic Journal), December 2006, 334 pages, 1800 yen Review by Fumiko Halloran