The Japan Society Review
The Japan Society Review is published on a quartely 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.
Issues (PDF)Issue 4 (July 2006, Volume 1, Number 4)
In this sizzling July issue, we aim to lift your spirits a little after Japan's World Cup disappointment. We have a fine selection of new reviews including two gripping tales of romance, a pair of stimulating biographies, a groundbreaking historical analysis and much more.
Issues (PDF)Issue 3 (May 2006, Volume 1, Number 3)
This issue provides you with another great selection of stimulating reviews, this time covering everything form the Chrysanthemum Throne (Enigma of the Emperors) to the Chrysanthemum itself (Garden Plants of Japan). We also have two griping books (Flyboys and To the Kwai and Back) for the regular memoirs section.
Issues (PDF)Issue 2 (March 2006, Volume 1, Number 2)
Welcome to the second edition of Japan Book Review. In this issue we have some sharply contrasting books, starting off with a look at how the latest developments in risk management are sustaining Japanese capitalism and then turning in the opposite direction to chart the decline of the left in Japanese politics.
Issues (PDF)Issue 1 (January 2006, Volume 1, Number 1)
Welcome to the first edition of Japan Book Review. We hope the new-look format for the reviews will enhance your enjoyment of this highly popular feature. The theme for this inaugural issue is memoirs and we are featuring four newly released books under this heading including Crown Prince Naruhito's account of his two years at Oxford.