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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, 2014.8.29.   <ISSN 0915-0986>

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CONTENTS
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A Hypothesis for Early Kofun Rulership
Gina L. BARNES
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Shōmu Tennō and the Deity from Kyushu: Hachiman’s Initial Rise to Prominence
Bernhard SCHEID
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The Catholic Architecture of Early Modern Japan:
Between Adaptation and Christian Identity
Rie ARIMURA
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Japanese Art, Aesthetics, and a European Discourse: Unraveling Sharawadgi
Wybe KUITERT
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Informal Imperialism and the 1879 Hesperia Incident:
Containing Cholera and Challenging Extraterritoriality in Japan
Harald FUESS
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Takahashi Tomio’s Henkyō: Eastern Easts and Western Wests
Nathan HOPSON
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Japanese Tourism to Mukden, Nanjing, and Qufu, 1938–1943
Kenneth RUOFF
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Helen Keller’s Civil Diplomacy in Japan in 1937 and 1948
Chizuru SAEKI
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Floating Signifiers: The Plural Significance of the Grand Shrine of Ise and the Incessant Re-signification of Shinto
Fabio RAMBELLI
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BOOK REVIEWS
Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan’s Wartime Era, 1931–1945, by Aaron Stephen Moore.
Reviewed by Juergen P. MELZER
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The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan, by W. Puck Brecher.
Reviewed by Niels VAN STEENPAAL
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Kokugaku in Meiji-period Japan: The Modern Transformation of ‘National Learning’ and the Formation of Scholarly Societies, by Michael Wachutka.
Reviewed by Wilburn HANSEN
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Three-Dimensional Reading: Stories of Time and Space in Japanese Modernist Fiction, 1911–1932, ed. Angela Yiu.
Reviewed by Midori TANAKA ATKINS
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Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan, ed. Masato Kimura and Tosh Minohara.
Reviewed by Jason MORGAN
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Sword of Zen: Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and the Sword Taie, by Peter Haskel.
Reviewed by Jeremy A. SATHER
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Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighbourhoods, by Steven Heine.
Reviewed by Carla TRONU
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Public Law, Private Practice: Politics, Profit, and the Legal Profession in Nineteenth-Century Japan, by Darryl E. Flaherty.
Reviewed by Makiko HAYASHI
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The Archaeology of Japan: From the Earliest Rice Farming Villages to the Rise of the State, by Koji Mizoguchi.
Reviewed by Gina L. BARNES
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Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts, by Haruo Shirane.
Reviewed by Roy STARRS
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CONTRIBUTORS
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Notes for Authors
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