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Unexpected Encounters: Neglected Histories behind the Australia-Japan Relationship.Edited by Michael Ackland and Pam Oliver. Monash University Press, Caulfield East, Victoria, 2007. xxvi, 210 pages. $27.95, paper.

“This volume explores the less publicised experiences of individuals and non-government groups within the Australia-Japan relationship” (p. xi). Its nine chapters span 150 years and consider how peace, war, globalization, and terror have affected individuals. In addition to the editors, contributors include Graham Eccles, Peter Eckersall, Ian McArthur, Hideko Nakamura, Ron Stewart, Keiko Tamura, and Prue Torney.

Gender and Career in Japan.Edited by Atsuko Suzuki; translated by Leonie R. Stickland. Trans Pacific Press, Melbourne, 2007. xv, 168 pages. $34.95, paper.

The essays in this volume seek to clarify “the mutual interrelationship between the macro and micro dimensions of society and the individual in an age of great change, through collaboration in empirical research in sociology and social psychology relating to career and gender” and to explain “how changes in individuals’ attitudes and behaviour relating to career and gender are connected with the social system, family system, laws, customs, norms, corporate climate, and the like” (p. xi). Following the editor’s introduction are chapters by Akihide Inaba, Kiriko Sakata, Kunihiro Kimura, and Jikyung Kim.

La Société japonaise devant la montée du militarisme: Culture populaire et contrôle social dans les années 1930.Edited by Jean-Jacques Tschudin and Claude Hamon. Éditions Philippe Picquier, Arles, 2007. 238 pages. €18, paper.

The third volume in a series on modern Japanese society, this diverse collection of a dozen essays includes works on topics such as Japanese archaeology and anthropology in Korea (Arnaud Nanta), publicity and propaganda (Gennifer Weisenfeld), theater (Jean-Jacques Tschudin), and the work of Yokomitsu Riichi (Stephen Dodd). Other contributors are Claude Hamon, Wolfram Manzenreiter, Anne Gonon, Sabine Frühstück, Anne Gossot, Midori Hirose, Josiane Kawatake-Pinon, and Michael Lucken. [End Page 559]



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