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Our newly released books cover themes in Anthropology, Humor Studies, Sociology, Politics, Economics and many other specialized current topics. These latest releases bring together research from from Japan, Africa, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia etc.

    • The Stripper Goddess of Japan

      TSURUMI Shunsuke, AOYAMA Tomoko, BAILEY Penny

      The Stripper Goddess of Japan: The Life and Aft...
      The Stripper Goddess of Japan: The Life and Afterlives of Ame no Uzume is the first complete English translation of Ame no Uzume den (1991) by one of Japan's most influential post-war intellectuals...
    • Democratization and Constitutional Reform in Thailand

      TOYAMA Ayako

      This book examines the phenomenon of the "judic...
      This book examines the phenomenon of the "judicialization of politics," which has attracted attention as one of the causes of the retreat of Thai democracy, focusing on the May 1992 bloodshed, the ...
    • Reconsidering Resilience in African Pastoralism

      KONAKA Shinya

      What does resilience mean? This is a question f...
      What does resilience mean? This is a question frequently asked and one that this book challenges and turns on its head. This book interrogates the increasingly overused concept of resilience by exa...
    • Muslim and British post-9/11

      ADACHI Satoshi

      How do second-generation immigrant Muslims, bor...
      How do second-generation immigrant Muslims, born and raised in the UK, perceive themselves and present their identities in the post-9/11 social environment, where Islamophobia is pervasive? Muslim ...
    • Extremes

      KAWAI Kaori

      Humans have always faced the threat of extincti...
      Humans have always faced the threat of extinction. This book takes a broad perspective of the ‘extreme’ conditions of human existence and survival to examine how extremes have forced humans to chan...
    • Postwar South Korea and Japanese Popular Culture

      KIM Sungmin

      After World War II, Japanese popular culture wa...
      After World War II, Japanese popular culture was "banned" in Korea. However, despite the official ban, Japanese popular culture was introduced and circulated through hidden or unofficial channels. ...
    • Utagawa Hiroshige

      ABE Mika

      In the late Edo period, when society was maturi...
      In the late Edo period, when society was maturing and Japan was moving to open its doors to the outside world, landscapes were undergoing major changes. Many world-famous ukiyo-e painters were acti...
    • Bushman Folktales

      TANAKA Jiro

      In the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, tale...
      In the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, tales tell of animals who talk to each other, deceive each other and easily transform themselves into human beings. The author, who has followed the lives...
    • Indonesia at the Crossroads

      OKAMOTO Masaaki

      After a swift and bloody regime change in 1998,...
      After a swift and bloody regime change in 1998, Indonesia established democratic institutions. Democratization over the first two decades of the 21st century fundamentally transformed Indonesia as ...
    • A History of the Pachinko Industry

      HAN Jaehyang

      Pachinko parlors offer a form of gambling uniqu...
      Pachinko parlors offer a form of gambling unique to Japan located near train stations, in the suburbs and in other everyday living spaces. Before World War II, pachinko was born as a game for both ...
    • At the Edge of Mangrove Forest

      OSAWA Takamasa

      This book explores the emergence of indigeneity...
      This book explores the emergence of indigeneity among the Suku Asli, a group of post-foragers living on the eastern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. In the past, despite indefinite ethnic boundaries an...
    • Bali and Hinduism in Indonesia

      NAGAFUCHI Yasuyuki

      Why is Bali the only Hindu island in Muslim Ind...
      Why is Bali the only Hindu island in Muslim Indonesia? Although Indonesia is overwhelmingly Muslim, the population in Bali is 90 percent Hindu. In Bali and Hinduism in Indonesia, a comprehensive st...
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Best Sellers

Bestselling books on Japanese studies from renowned authors like Chizuko Ueno, Oguma Eiji etc.

  • Nationalism and Gender

    UENO Chizuko

    This is written by a sociologist and Japan's "m...
    This is written by a sociologist and Japan's "most famous feminist", Chizuko Ueno. A discursive battle over how Japan's history should be remembered constitutes the most recent, and perhaps the mos...
  • Hegemony of Homogeneity

    BEFU Harumi

    Much of the misunderstanding by foreigners abou...
    Much of the misunderstanding by foreigners about Japan arises out of their acceptance of certain stereotypes about the Japanese. Harumi Befu spearheaded the critique of the stereotypical and the es...
  • A Genealogy of 'Japanese' Self-images

    OGUMA Eiji

    This book presents a counter-argument to the Ja...
    This book presents a counter-argument to the Japanese belief that they are a homogeneous nation since the Meiji period. Eiji Oguma demonstrates that the myth of ethnic homogeneity was not establish...
  • Boundaries of 'the Japanese' Vol.1

    OGUMA Eiji

    The dynamics of inclusion and exclusion have op...
    The dynamics of inclusion and exclusion have operated for centuries in the island chain that constitutes Japan's southernmost prefecture, Okinawa - otherwise known as the Ryukyu Islands. Are the pe...
  • A History of Modern Chemistry

    HIROTA Noboru

    Noboru Hirota has produced a major historical a...
    Noboru Hirota has produced a major historical analysis of how the field of chemistry has evolved over centuries. Spanning more than eight hundred pages, this book presents an exhaustive study of th...
  • Living on the Streets in Japan

    FILLER Stephen, MARUYAMA Satomi

    Homelessness has been recognized as a serious p...
    Homelessness has been recognized as a serious problem in Japan since the 1990s, but the dominant model of a "homeless person" has been that of an unemployed male laborer - a model that has largely ...
  • Cultural Politics around East Asian Cinema 1939-2018

    SUDO Noriko, TANIKAWA Takeshi

    This book examines the interdependent relations...
    This book examines the interdependent relationships between the film industry and the state in East Asia, treating films as political economic products, mixtures of government policy and industrial...
  • U.S. Occupation of Okinawa

    YOSHIMOTO Hideko

    Throughout twenty-seven years of military occup...
    Throughout twenty-seven years of military occupation, US public affairs activities aimed to persuade the local Okinawan public that the US administration of Okinawa should be maintained. The US mai...

12 July, 2023

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30 June, 2023

From March to June 2023, the book 'Democratization and Constitution...

20 April, 2023

The book Amorphous Dissent: Post-Fukushima Social Movements in Japa...

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