David Arase is an associate professor in the Politics Department at Pomona College. He is editor of and contributor to The Challenge of Change: East Asia in the New Millennium (Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2003). He is currently doing research on Northeast Asian economic cooperation.
Johann P. Arnason is professor emeritus of sociology at La Trobe University. He is author of The Peripheral Centre: Essays on Japanese History and Civilization (Trans Pacific Press, 2001) and Social Theory and Japanese Experience: The Dual Civilization (Kegan Paul, 1997). His latest research is on civilizational analysis and comparative historical sociology.
Jan Bardsley is an associate professor of Japanese language and literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is author of "Fashioning the People's Princess: Women's Magazines, Shōda Michiko, and the Royal Wedding of 1959," U.S.-Japan Women's Journal (2002), and coeditor of a volume in progress on historical and contemporary models of transgressive women in Japan.
Robert Borgen is a professor of Japanese literature and history at the University of California, Davis. He has recently published "Stone Bridge (Shakkyō)" in Japanese Language and Literature (2003) and "Japanese War Guilt: Confessions of an Inadvertent Holocaust Denier" in Annual Report of the Institute for International Studies of Meiji Gakuin University (2000). His latest research is on Dōmyōji, a monastery/convent/shrine.
Peter Cave is an assistant professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He has recently published "Teaching the History of Empire in Japan and England," International Journal of Educational Research (2003), and his current research focuses on educational reform, primary and secondary education, and history education.
Ray Christensen is an associate professor at Brigham Young University. He is author of Ending the LDP Hegemony (Hawai'i, 2000), and he is now doing research on malapportionment and gerrymandering in Japanese elections.
Millie Creighton is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and the Centre for Japanese Research at the [End Page v] University of British Columbia. Her recent publications include "Spinning Silk, Weaving Selves: Gender, Nostalgia and Identity in Japanese Craft Vacations," Japanese Studies (2001), and her latest research is on Japanese aesthetic and craft traditions, popular culture, consumerism, tourism, work and leisure, and minorities.
Daniela de Carvalho is an associate professor of social science at Universidade Portucalense. Her dissertation for the University of Sheffield was titled "The Nikkeijin: Blood and Lineage" (2000), and she has recently published Migrants and Identity in Japan and Brazil: The Nikkeijin (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003).
Kevin M. Doak holds the Nippon Foundation Endowed Chair and is chairman of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Georgetown University. His recent publications include "Liberal Nationalism in Imperial Japan: The Dilemma of Nationalism and Internationalism," in Stegewerns, ed., Nationalism and Internationalism in Imperial Japan: Autonomy, Asian Brotherhood, or World Citizenship (Routledge, 2003). He is currently finishing a manuscript on "A History of Nationalism in Japan: Placing the People" for Brill Academic Publishers and continuing his research on Yoshimitsu Yoshihiko (1904-45).
Walter Edwards is a professor of Japanese studies at Tenri University. He recently published "Forging Tradition for a Holy War: The Hakkō Ichiu Tower in Miyazaki and Japanese Wartime Ideology" in JJS (2003). He continues to be involved in Japanese archaeology and with the historical treatment of Jimmu.
James L. Ford is an assistant professor of East Asian religions at Wake Forest University. He is author of "Competing with Amida: A Study and Translation of Jōkei's Miroku kōshiki," Monumenta Nipponica (2004), and continues his research on the kōshiki liturgical genre of medieval Buddhism.
Sabine Frühstück is an associate professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her most recent publications include Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan (California, 2003), and her latest research is on military-societal relations in modern and contemporary Japan.
Tom Ginsburg is an associate professor of...