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Japan Review is the refereed journal published by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies. Japan Review solicits outstanding manuscripts relating to Japan. It also publishes shorter research notes, review articles as well as annotated translations of important texts. Submission to Japan Review is open to all those engaged in the study of Japanese culture past and present. The journal has been published annually since 1990. The current issue is 第31巻.

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Edited by John BREEN    International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2013.8.30.   <ISSN 0915-0986>

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Early Modern Secularism? Views on Religion in Seji kenbunroku (1816)
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The Buddhist Faith of the Japanese Imperial Family after the Meiji Restoration
TAKAGI Hiroshi
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Japanese Archives: Sources for the Study of Tokugawa Administrative and Diplomatic History
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Rising Up and Saving the World: Ishii Jūji and the Ethics of Social Relief during the Mid-Meiji Period (1880-1887)
Tanya MAUS
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How “Religion” Came to Be Translated as Shūkyō: Shimaji Mokurai and the Appropriation of Religion in Early Meiji Japan
Hans Martin KRÄMER
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Japanese Philosophers Go West: The Effect of Maritime Trips on Philosophy in Japan with Special Reference to the Case of Watsuji Tetsurō (1889-1960)
INAGA Shigemi
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Diaries and Everyday Life in Colonial Taiwan
Hui-yu Caroline TS'Al
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REVIEW ARTICLE Origins of Japan - the 'Big Picture' Revisited: A Review of New Plate Tectonics Research
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The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan, ed. Kirsten Cather
Reviewed by Duncan ADAM
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The Invention of Religion in Japan, by Jason Ananda Josephson
Reviewed by Philip SWIFT
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Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan, by Luke Roberts.
Reviewed by Jason MORGAN
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Governance and Policing of Colonial Korea: 1904-1919, by Matsuda Toshihiko.
Reviewed by Ou-Byung CHAE
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Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsurō's Shamon Dōgen, trans. and commentary by Steve Bein.
Reviewed by John S. LOBREGLIO
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Xavier's Legacies: Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture, ed. Kevin Doak.
Reviewed by Hans Martin KRÄMER
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Uncharted Waters: Intellectual Life in the Edo Period: Essays in Honour of W.J. Boot, ed. Anna Beerens and Mark Teeuwen.
Reviewed by Timon SCREECH
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Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age, by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.
Reviewed by Isolde STANDISH
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The Constitution of Japan: A Contextual Analysis, by Shigemori Matsui.
Reviewed by Tom GINSBURG
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Selling Women: Prostitution, Markets, and the Household in Early Modern Japan, by Amy Stanley.
Reviewed by Richard Evan WELLS
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