Translating Popular Fiction published

Translating from English to Japanese poses particular challenges for the translator, arising from the significant linguistic and cultural differences between the two languages. This book explores the various options and techniques available to and used by translators when translating from English to Japanese. The work is rich in both the theory and practice of translation … Continue reading

New publication: Hermeneutics of Evil in the Works of Endō Shūsaku

Evil is a salient component of Endō Shūsaku’s writing. Questions surrounding evil haunted the writer as a student of French literature, having discovered the works of Western authors like François Mauriac and Georges Bernanos. It is around the problem of evil that Endō would create his most renowned novels and the cross-cultural dimensions of the … Continue reading

Assembling Japan: Modernity, Technology and Global Culture published

Assembling Japan focuses on Japan’s modernization as a long-term process that is reliant on changing technology and that has led to the nation’s full engagement with the global system. This process forms a complex field of tensions, full of interesting dynamisms and synergies that can be best understood through the book’s methodology: anthropological analysis combined … Continue reading

Second edition of Japan Copes with Calamity published

Four years after the 3.11 disaster in Japan, this acclaimed collection of ethnographies in English on the Japanese communities affected by the giant Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters continues to be the only one of its kind. With a new preface offering an update on the affected communities, this volume brings together studies by … Continue reading

Editor of Japan Copes with Calamity to speak at the Japan Foundation in London

Professor Tom Gill, co-editor of the Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011, will speak at the Japan Foundation in London on ‘Nagadoro: Rural life after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster’. Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, Professor Tom Gill (Meiji Gakuin University) has made some … Continue reading

Book launch: Japan Copes with Calamity

The Japanese book launch of Japan Copes with Calamity, edited by Tom Gill, Brigitte Steger and David H. Slater, will take place on Friday 31 January at 6:15 pm at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo. If you would like to attend, please click here to register for the event. For non-members, please email … Continue reading

Japan Copes with Calamity book launch

On Wednesday 20 November Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011, edited by Tom Gill, Brigitte Steger and David H. Slater, was launched at the Japan Foundation in London. Co-editor and contributor Dr Brigitte Steger (centre) and contributors Dr Alyne Delaney (left) and Dr Tuukka Toivonen (right) … Continue reading

Japan Copes with Calamity – in the News

Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011, edited by Tom Gill, Brigitte Steger and David H. Slater, features on the University of Cambridge website in an article titled Rescuing normality: Day-to-day life inside Japan’s disaster shelters and in the Cambridge News article Cambridge don records life in … Continue reading

Japan Copes with Calamity

This book is the first collection of ethnographies in English on the Japanese communities affected by the giant Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011 and the ensuing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. It brings together studies by experienced researchers of Japan from field sites around the disaster zone. The contributors present … Continue reading

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