Issue 68 (Apr)

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31 Mar 17
Carmen Blacker - Scholar of Japanese Religion, Myth and Folklore: Writings and Reflections

Carmen Blacker – Scholar of Japanese Religion, Myth and Folklore: Writings and Reflections

Review by Jim E Hoare

A fascinating mixture of Carmen Blacker’s diaries, more formal writings and reminiscences by those who knew her.

27 Feb 17
Record of a Night Too Brief by Kawakami Hiromi

Record of a Night Too Brief by Kawakami Hiromi

Review by Harry Martin

Record of a Night Too Brief incorporates three short stories distinctly different from one another but following a unifying theme of yearning, desire and longing in the minds of young women in three very different states

31 Jan 17
The Comfort Women: Historical, Political, Legal and Moral Perspectives by Kumagai Naoko

The Comfort Women: Historical, Political, Legal and Moral Perspectives by Kumagai Naoko

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

This book looks soberly at the various perspectives of the problem of the ‘Comfort Women’ and is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the issue.

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