This well-researched study explores the gap between expectations of a leisurely life in rural Japan, its reality, and one’s relationship with society.
"It is always not useful … to distinguish between the authentic and the fake." But should invented traditions be used as foundations for national policy?
"Minority Shareholders," the first serialized novel on JAPAN Forward, is a Cinderella story about the challenges facing Japan's small businesses.
Dr Arya's book subtitled "Challenging the Chinese Communist Party's Distorted Tibet Narratives" penetrates the dictatorship's lies to reveal the true Tibet.
When the full history of Heisei Japan is written, it will be seen that Japan’s leadership during those three decades has been praiseworthy and constructive.
"A Passion for Japan" is an impressive anthology of 31 narratives detailing how the contributors transcended culture shock and came to call Japan home.
This book by Japanese historian Ryuji Hattori is all the more interesting due to his deep knowledge of the key players and essential declassified documents.
An ardent fan of Western rock music and the golden era of album rock the author is sometimes at odds with his sensitivities to gender, race...
A comprehensive must-read for a deep and accurate understanding of Japanese foreign relations, written by distinguished historian Sumio Hatano.
The often quoted "kill-all order" of Allied prisoners of war from the journal of the Taiwan POW camp headquarters, was nothing of the sort.
This is an impressive book for those interested in World War II and strategic decision making, especially in the context of current events in the South...
This charming book delves into Japanese culture through the lives of the characters who inhabit the island and their nearly one hundred years of recollections.