Issue 49 (Feb)

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01 Nov 14
Across the Three Pagodas Pass: The Story of the Thai-Burma Railway

Across the Three Pagodas Pass: The Story of the Thai-Burma Railway

By Yoshihiko Futamatsu, translated and Introduced by Ewart Escritt, edited and with a Foreword by Peter N Davies. Renaissance Books, 2013, lxiv 239 pages, ISBN 978-1-898823-07-0

04 Oct 14
Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World

Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World

by  John W. Dower, The New Press, New York, 2012, 324 pages including notes and index, ISBN 978-1-59558-618-6, £19.99 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi John Dower, who is Professor Emeritus of History at MIT, has specialized in the modern history of Japan.  His book Embracing Defeat was a penetrating analysis of Japan in the immediate […]

13 Feb 14
Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars

Directed by Scott Hicks, released in 2000 and re-released on DVD 2010.  Based on the 1994 novel by David Guterson. Review by Michael Sullivan This is a story about the trial of a Japanese American, Kabuo Miyamoto, accused of murdering a white American, Carl Heine, over a land dispute, intertwined within this we see the […]

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