New Content on the ejcjs

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The electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 21, Issue 1, available at:

The contents of this edition are:

Peer-reviewed articles

Barbara Greene, Fanning the Flames: Narrative-Baiting and Flame-Ups as a Means of Raising Visibility in an Over-Saturated Media Market

Yamisle Barbara Roca, Origin of the Sun: Japanese Soft Power and Public Diplomacy Evaluated

Discussion Papers

Anthony Rausch, Furusato nozei Revisited

Tets Kimura, “Cotton poet” latest victim of COVID-19: Obituary, Takada Kenzo

Film Reviews

Simon Paxton, Remembering March 11: A review of Fukushima 50


Tets Kimura

The Dark Master, by Tanino Kuro

Many thanks to our contributors, readers, and volunteer production team.

Best wishes to all,

Timothy Iles
General Editor, the ejcjs