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Marnie S. Anderson is an associate professor of history at Smith College. She is author of "Critiquing Concubinage: Sumiya Koume (1850–1920) and Changing Gender Roles in Modern Japan," Japanese Studies (2017), and "The Forgotten History of Japanese Women's History and the Rise of Women and Gender History in the Academy," Journal of Women's History (2020).

Noriko Aso is an associate professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is author of "Mitsukoshi: Consuming Places," Bodies and Structures 1.0 (, and Public Properties: Museums in Imperial Japan (Duke, 2013). She is now doing research on aquariums, education, and affect.

Simon Avenell is an associate professor at the Australian National University. His recent publications include Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement (Hawai'i, 2017) and "Asia and the Development of Civic Activism in Post-War Japan," in Chiavacci and Obinger, eds., Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan (Rout-ledge, 2018). He is working on a monograph on Asia and Japan's postwar.

Paul D. Barclay is a professor in the Department of History at Lafayette College. Author of Outcasts of Empire: Japan's Rule on Taiwan's "Savage Border," 1874–1945 (California, 2018), he is currently doing research on imperial Japan's low-intensity warfare and undeclared wars in Taiwan, Korea, and China.

Shawn Bender is an associate professor in and chair of East Asian studies at Dickinson College. He is the author of Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion (California, 2012) and is currently writing a book on robotics and digital capitalism in aging Japan.

William L. Brooks is an adjunct professor of Japan studies in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. His publications include Politics and Trade Policy in Japan (SAIS, 2015) and Cracks in the Alliance (SAIS, 2011), and his most recent research is on decision making in Japan under the Abe administration.

Julia C. Bullock is an associate professor at Emory University. She is author of Coeds Ruining the Nation: Women, Education, and Social Change in Postwar Japanese Media (Michigan, 2019). Her current research and writing projects include an essay on "juvenile delinquency" and feminist expression in early postwar Japan and a book manuscript titled "Beauvoir in Japan: Postwar Japanese Feminism and The Second Sex."

Mark E. Caprio is a professor in the College of Intercultural Communication at Rikkyo University. His most recent research is about the dregs of the Japanese colonial period in Korea.

Kirsten Cather is an associate professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has recently written "Displaying the Dead," Life & Letters: College of Liberal Arts Magazine (2018), and is currently at work on a book project, tentatively titled "Scripting Suicide in Modern Japan," that considers how and why individuals write in the face and wake of suicide.

Thomas D. Conlan is a professor of East Asian studies and history at Princeton University. His recent publications include "When Men Become Gods: Apotheosis, Sacred Space, and Political Authority in Japan 1486–1599," Quaestiones Medii Aevi Novae (2016). He is now working on a monograph about the Ōuchi of western Japan, titled "Kings in all but Name."

Rayna Denison is a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia. Her most recent publications include "Anime and Nationalism: The Politics of Representing Japan in Summer Wars (Hosoda Mamoru, 2009)," Mutual Images Journal (2018), and "Before Ghibli was Ghibli: Analysing the Historical Discourses Surrounding Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky (1986)," East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (2018).

Aurelia George Mulgan is a professor at the University of New South Wales, Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Her most recent publications include The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive (Routledge, 2018) and "The Politics of Trade Policy," in Kingston, ed., Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (Rout-ledge, 2019). She is working on a study of Japan's prime minister for the Oxford...


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