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.
Issues (PDF)Issue 102 (October 2023, Volume 18, Number 2)
The autumn season offers an excellent opportunity to spend more time reading books or watching films at home. The October issue of The Japan Society Review is here with some suggestions for you to enjoy in the warmest spot of the house watching the rain from the window.
Issues (PDF)Issue 101 (August 2023, Volume 18, Number 1)
The Japan Society Review is Back! After a hiatus of one year since our celebration of the 100th issue of the publication, The Japan Society Review returns full of energy and great content, featuring books on Japanese design, gardens and traditions, as well as literary fiction and contemporary music made in Japan.
Issues (PDF)Issue 100 (August 2022, Volume 17, Number 4)
Celebrate the 100th issue of the Japan Society Review in this special publication with contributions from former editors, dedicated reviewers and trustees.
Issues (PDF)Issue 99 (June 2022, Volume 17, Number 3)
The June issue of The Japan Society Review reaches you more eclectic than ever, featuring reviews of books on Japanese design and mythology, literary fiction, and contemporary dance.
Issues (PDF)Issue 98 (April 2022, Volume 17, Number 2)
Welcome to the April issue of The Japan Society Review! We are very pleased to present reviews of four books and one Netflix series showcasing different aspects and stories from and about Japan.
Issues (PDF)Issue 97 (February 2022, Volume 17, Number 1)
This issue of The Japan Society Review marks the opening of an exciting new year of Japan-related books, films and events. In 2022 this publication will reach a landmark 100 issues, an inspiring moment in our ongoing mission to celebrate the vibrancy and variety of Japanese culture, history, politics and much more.
Issues (PDF)Issue 96 (December 2021, Volume 16, Number 6)
The last issue of The Japan Society Review in 2021 presents six reviews of books which focus on different aspects of Japan, from its history to anthropology and textile design.
Issues (PDF)Issue 95 (October 2021, Volume 16, Number 5)
Welcome to another exciting issue of The Japan Society Review bringing you five reviews of books, stage productions and films about Japan. This October issue is more eclectic than ever and we are thankful to our reviewers for their time and expertise.
Issues (PDF)Issue 94 (August 2021, Volume 16, Number 4)
The August issue of The Japan Society Review presents five reviews that cover a diverse spread of media and topics related to Japan. The opening review explores a two-volume academic work focusing on public diplomacy, human rights, and modern slavery in Japan and the US.
Issues (PDF)Issue 93 (June 2021, Volume 16, Number 3)
The opening review of our June issue explores the fascinating life and career of Herbert Ponting, the photographer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole.