Volume 43, Number 1, Winter 2017

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

pp. v-x
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Articles

Ikebana as Industry: Traditional Arts in the Era of High-Speed Growth

pp. 1-29
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Clothing the Body, Dressing the Identity: The Case of the Japanese in Taiwan during the Colonial Period

pp. 31-64
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Perspectives

Transnational History and Japan’s “Comparative Advantage”

pp. 65-92
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Japan’s Strategic Trajectory and Collective Self-Defense: Essential Continuity or Radical Shift?

pp. 93-126
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Reviews

Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital by Matthew Stavros (review)

pp. 127-131
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Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory ed. by Mikael S. Adolphson and Anne Commons (review)

pp. 132-136
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Rice, Agriculture, and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan by Charlotte von Verschuer (review)

pp. 136-140
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Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability by Morgan Pitelka (review)

pp. 141-144
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The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan by Federico Marcon (review)

pp. 145-148
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Listen, Copy, Read: Popular Learning in Early Modern Japan ed. by Matthias Hayek and Annick Horiuchi (review)

pp. 148-152
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A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan by Rebekah Clements (review)

pp. 153-157
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Defensive Positions. The Politics of Maritime Security in Tokugawa Japan by Noell Wilson (review)

pp. 157-162
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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan by Laura Nenzi (review)

pp. 162-167
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Empires on the Waterfront: Japan’s Ports and Power, 1868–1899 by Catherine L. Phipps (review)

pp. 167-171
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Rise of a Japanese Chinatown: Yokohama, 1894–1972 by Eric C. Han (review)

pp. 172-175
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Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime by Harukata Takenaka (review)

pp. 175-178
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Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan by Nayoung Aimee Kwon (review)

pp. 179-182
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Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria by Emer O’Dwyer (review)

pp. 183-186
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The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan’s Global Engagement, 1933–1964 by Jessamyn R. Abel (review)

pp. 187-189
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Daily Life in Wartime Japan, 1940–1945 by Samuel Hideo Yamashita (review)

pp. 189-193
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Flowers That Kill: Communicative Opacity in Political Spaces by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney (review)

pp. 194-196
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Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Repressed; Wartime Memory, Performativity and the Documentary in Contemporary Japanese Photography and Video Art ed. by Ayelet Zohar (review)

pp. 197-201
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Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows ed. by Amanda Maddox (review)

pp. 202-205
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Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime by Yoshiko Okuyama (review)

pp. 205-210
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Photography for Everyone: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan by Kerry Ross (review)

pp. 210-214
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Nature in Translation: Japanese Tourism Encounters the Canadian Rockies by Shiho Satsuka (review)

pp. 214-218
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Monstrous Bodies: The Rise of the Uncanny in Modern Japan by Miri Nakamura (review)

pp. 218-222
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Voice, Silence, and Self: Negotiations of Buraku Identity in Contemporary Japan by Christopher Bondy (review)

pp. 223-227
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High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan’s Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform by Christopher Bjork (review)

pp. 227-229
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Juries in the Japanese Legal System: The Continuing Struggle for Citizen Participation and Democracy by Dimitri Vanoverbeke, and: Japan and Civil Jury Trials: The Convergence of Forces by Matthew J. Wilson, Hiroshi Fukurai, and Takashi Maruta (review)

pp. 230-236
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Building Legislative Coalitions for Free Trade in Asia: Globalization as Legislation by Megumi Naoi (review)

pp. 236-240
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Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China by Sheila A. Smith (review)

pp. 241-244
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Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands: From Prehistory to the Present ed. by Bruce L. Batten and Philip C. Brown (review)

pp. 244-248
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The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature ed. by Haruo Shirane, Tomi Suzuki, and David Lurie (review)

pp. 249-251
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Publications of Note

pp. 253-255
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