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James E. Auer is director of the Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation at the Institute for Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is editor of From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor: Who Was Responsible? (Yomiuri Shinbun, 2006) and continues his research on U.S.- Japan national security relations.

Simon Avenell is an associate professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore. He is author of Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan (California, 2010) and “Japan and the Global Revival of the ‘Civil Society’ Idea: Contemporaneity and the Retreat of Criticality,” Japan Forum (2011). He is working on a book on Japan in the contemporary global environmental movement.

Holly A. Blumner is an associate professor of theater, film, and media studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Her publications include entries in Leiter, ed., Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre (Greenwood, 2006), and “Nakamura Shichisaburō and the Creation of Edo-style Wagoto,” in Leiter, ed., A Kabuki Reader: History and Performance (M. E. Sharpe, 2002). Her research is on karakuri ningyō, mechanical puppets, theatricality in Japanese festivals, and Genroku-era kabuki.

Patricia Boling is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University. She is author of “State Feminism in Japan?” U.S. Japan Women’s Journal (2008), and “Demography, Culture, and Policy: Understanding Japan’s Low Fertility,” Population and Development Review (2008). Her current research is on comparative work-family policies and on privacy-related issues.

Amy Borovoy is an associate professor in the East Asian Studies Department at Princeton University. Her recent publications include “Japan’s Hidden Youth: Mainstreaming the Emotionally Distressed in Japan,” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry (2008), and she is currently working on a manuscript exploring the classical texts in Japan studies which used Japan as a laboratory for exploring alternatives to American liberal democracy.

Susan L. Burns is an associate professor of Japanese history at the University of Chicago. She is author of Before the Nation: Kokugaku and the [End Page i] Imagining of Community in Tokugawa Japan (Duke, 2003). She is currently completing a study of the history of psychiatry in Japan.

Sandra Collins is an assistant professor at California State University, Chico. She is author of “East Asian Olympic Desires,” International Journal of History of Sport (2011), and The 1940 Tokyo Games: The Missing Olympics (Routledge, 2007). She is currently working on a comparative analysis of East Asian Olympics.

Frederick Dickinson is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His recent publications include “Globalizing ConflictSpace: The View from East Asia,” Foreign Policy Analysis (2011), and he is doing research on the politics and culture of national reconstruction in 1930s Japan.

Alisa Gaunder is an associate professor of political science at Southwestern University. She is editor of The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics (2011) and author of Political Reform in Japan: Leadership Looming Large (Routledge, 2007). Her current research is on women and politics in Japan.

Curtis Anderson Gayle is an associate professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at Japan Women’s University. He is author of Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan (Routledge, 2010), and his current research examines the roots of postwar historical revisionism in Japan.

Patricia J. Graham is a research associate in the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas. Her most recent publications include “The Visual Culture of Japanese Buddhism from the Early Modern Period to the Present,” Religious Compass (2011), and she is currently working on two book projects: the first is tentatively titled “Buddhist-Inspired Artists from Contemporary Japan,” and the second is a broad survey of aesthetics and craftsmanship in traditional Japanese design.

Christopher W. Hughes is a professor of international politics and Japanese studies at the University of Warwick. He is author of Japan’s Remilitarisation (Routledge, 2008) and coauthor of Japan’s International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security (Routledge, 2011). His research focuses on Japan’s security policy, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and Japan–East Asia relations.

Robert G. Kane is an associate professor of history...


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