New issue of MN (75:1) is available in print and on Project MUSE

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Dear List Members,

We’re pleased to let you know that MN 75:1 is now available both in print and on Project MUSE. 

(Table of Contents you find below.)

Thank you, authors and readers, as always for your continued support to the journal.


Bettina Gramlich-Oka


Monumenta Nipponica 75:1


A Format of Their Own: The Hundred-Poem Sequences of Sone no Yoshitada, Minamoto no Shitagō, and the Priest Egyō. By Roselee Bundy.

The Author as Protagonist: Professionalizing the Craft of the Kusazōshi Writer. By David C. Atherton.

The Massacre of Koreans in Yokohama in the Aftermath of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. By Hasegawa Kenji.

Book Reviews

How to Read a Japanese Poem. By Steven D. Carter. Reviewed by Thomas E. McAuley.

China and Japan: Facing History. By Ezra F. Vogel. Reviewed by Kenneth Pyle.

A Bowl for a Coin: A Commodity History of Japanese Tea. By William Wayne Farris. Reviewed by Martha Chaiklin.

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan. By Rebecca Corbett. Reviewed by Robert Hellyer.

Transforming Empire in Japan and East Asia: The Taiwan Expedition and the Birth of Japanese Imperialism. By Robert Eskildsen. Reviewed by Yoshihisa Tak Matsusaka.

The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868–1961. By Sidney Xu Lu. Reviewed by Hannah Shepherd.

Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan. By Sabine Frühstück. Reviewed by Michele M. Mason.

Japan’s Castles: Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace. By Oleg Benesch and Ran Zwigenberg. Reviewed by Philip Seaton.

Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan’s National Pastime. By Christopher T. Keaveney. Reviewed by William W. Kelly.

Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community. By Richard J. Samuels. Reviewed by Danny Orbach.

Japan’s Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire. By David R. Ambaras; Lost Histories: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples. By Kirsten L. Ziomek. Reviewed by Erik Esselstrom.

Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan. By Max M. Ward. Reviewed by Tomoko Seto.

Tokyo Boogie-Woogie: Japan’s Pop Era and Its Discontents. By Hiromu Nagahara. Reviewed by Shunsuke Nozawa.

Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952. By Robert Kramm. Reviewed by Bill Mihalopoulos.

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power. By Sheila A. Smith. Reviewed by Giulio Pugliese.

Japan at the Crossroads: Conflict and Compromise after Anpo. By Nick Kapur. Reviewed by Patricia G. Steinhoff.

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art. By Susan Napier. Reviewed by Mihaela Mihailova.

Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan. By Daniel M. Smith. Reviewed by Mary Alice Haddad.

Anti-Nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo: Power Struggles. By Alexander Brown. Reviewed by Robin O’Day.


Bettina Gramlich-Oka
Chief Editor, Monumenta Nipponica
Professor, Japanese History
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Graduate School of Global Studies
Sophia University
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Tokyo 102-8554
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