Issue 78 (Dec)

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18 Dec 18
Shoplifters directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Shoplifters directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Review by Morgane Chinal-Dargent

The latest film by Kore-eda finds his own way to make a powerful and necessary social critic within a genuinely touching modern melodrama that owe him to integrate the legacy of emblematic filmmaker who decided to give a voice to the outcasts of the society.

19 Nov 18
Japan - 100 Hidden Towns edited by Anthony Gardner

Japan – 100 Hidden Towns edited by Anthony Gardner

Review by Susan Meehan

The book is a welcome addition for intrepid travellers keen to deviate from the more well-trodden paths, but it is also extremely useful for repeat visitors to Japan and Japan residents.

08 Nov 18
British Foreign Secretaries and Japan 1850-1990 edited by Antony Best and Hugh Cortazzi

British Foreign Secretaries and Japan 1850-1990 edited by Antony Best and Hugh Cortazzi

Review by Peter Kornicki

The essays in this book, written by the two editors and by others including Ian Nish and Thomas Otte, show us how the Anglo-Japanese relationship played out in Whitehall through the careers of the successive foreign secretaries, starting with Lords John Russell, Clarendon and Granville and ending with Sir Geoffrey Howe.

Ninja: Unmasking the Myth by Stephen Turnbull

Ninja: Unmasking the Myth by Stephen Turnbull

Review by George Mullins

With references to Japanese linguistics, art and modern popular culture, Ninja: Unmasking the Myth is an entertaining, yet informative, book that offers a clear and thought-provoking introduction to the elusive history of the ninja or shinobi.

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