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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.

    • TSUNAMI

      TOBA Futoshi, MILLER Amya

      This nonfiction book focuses on the 10-year jou...
      This nonfiction book focuses on the 10-year journey of Rikuzentakata Mayor Futoshi Toba, with the support of an American woman, to rebuild his devastated town after the unprecedented disaster of Ma...
    • The System of Japanese Society

      OGUMA Eiji

      In developed countries, non-regular employment ...
      In developed countries, non-regular employment in the labor market is increasing and the gap between rich and poor is widening. Gender inequality in employment is also often an issue. Japan is no e...
    • Traditional Neighbors, Different Modernities

      KUMAGAI Seiji, Miguel Álvarez ORTEGA, Françoise POMMARET, Anna Balikci DENJONGPA

      Lying in the south-eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, S...
      Lying in the south-eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, and the Mon region show a rich and complex development as a contact area, one of intricate multi-layered cultural tapestries, a fascinating cro...
    • How the Pandemic Changed Work in Japan

      GENDA Yuji, HAGIHARA Makiko

      The COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe from 2019...
      The COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe from 2019 had a major impact on the way people lived and worked. People refrained from going out and, inevitably, the way people worked underwent drastic chang...
    • Money-lending Contracts in Konbaung Burma

      SAITO Teruko

      Various contractual deeds were exchanged betwee...
      Various contractual deeds were exchanged between people in Burmese dynastic society in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These deeds, known as thet-kayits, especially debt deeds, are valuabl...
    • Feathers, Horns and Guardians

      ISHIDA Shin-ichiro

      The Îgembe region of Kenya is a rich agricultur...
      The Îgembe region of Kenya is a rich agricultural area on the equator, where people live in a unique time-world. Whenever a problem arises, people do not hasten to a conclusion, but ‘wait’ as a mea...
    • Women and Soldiers

      CHAZONO Toshimi

      After World War II, for a variety of reasons, s...
      After World War II, for a variety of reasons, some women in Japan had intimate relations with occupying US soldiers. These women were called ‘panpan’, a derogatory label, and to this day have been ...
    • Women on the Right

      SUZUKI Ayaka

      Right-wing social movements have been increasin...
      Right-wing social movements have been increasingly active in Japan since around 2000. Female members of right-wing political parties and other women activists on the right, including "internet righ...
    • Traditional Iranian Music

      TANI Masato

      Improvisation is a defining characteristic of t...
      Improvisation is a defining characteristic of traditional Iranian music. Iranian musicians describe their music as ‘impossible to play in the same way twice’ or ‘able to be performed in many ways,’...
    • Indigenous Peoples and Forests

      ICHIKAWA Mitsuo

      African tropical rainforests are in rapid decli...
      African tropical rainforests are in rapid decline, and their conservation is an urgent priority. However, forest conservation efforts have typically neglected the rights of people like pygmies, who...
    • Foreigners' Rights in Japan

      TANNO Kiyoto

      Do foreigners really have ‘human rights’ in Jap...
      Do foreigners really have ‘human rights’ in Japan? This book sheds light on the way Japan views foreigners by examining court cases initiated in the wake of the issuance of deportation orders.‘Spec...
    • 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...
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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

The book Indonesia at the Crossroads has been reviewed in the journ...

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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