New Content on the ejcjs

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 19, Issue 2 of the electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies, at:


Peer-reviewed articles

Adam Gyenes, "Cultivating future citizens: A critical discourse analysis of the concept of critical thinking in EMI degree program mission statements"

Christopher J. Hayes "Othered, Orientalised, and Opposingly Depicted: The Persistence of Stereotyping of Japan in the British Press"

Agnès Calatayud "An illustrated guide to ‘unfamous places’: Satoshi Miki’s Adrift in Tokyo (2007)"

Discussion papers

Andre Maffioletti "Underground Cuties: Labour and Affect at the Margins of the Idol Industry in Japan"

Book reviews

Annette Gough "Yutori, Danshari, Mottainai and the War on Waste in Postwar Japan"

Film reviews

Simon Paxton "Stealing and Healing in Downtown Tokyo: A review of Manbiki Kazoku (Shoplifters)"


As ever, we are grateful to our international contributors, our readers, and our volunteer production team. Many thanks and best wishes to all!

Timothy Iles
General Editor, the ejcjs