I'm pleased to announce the publication of my book Intimate Disconnections: Divorce and the Romance of Independence in Contemporary Japan. With support from the University of Chicago Press and the TOME program, the book is simultaneously published in paperback and as a free Open Access digital book. I wrote it to be accessible and hope that the Open Access version might make it more possible for students and colleagues to engage. If you decide to teach any part of it I would be happy to talk with your students via zoom. Please email me if you're interested in setting something up.