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Volume. XXXI/No.4

Contents

Interview With Mr. Taro Gomi (Author, Illustrator)
“Being Human: Art as an Interim Report”

The Japan Foundation's Activities

“Positioning---In the New Reality of Europe”
350,000 People Test Their Japanese Skills Worldwide Young Leaders Discuss “Negotiating Diversity”
Drumming His Way Out Back: Eitetsu Hayashi Tours Australia

Book Reviews

Japan, America, and The Soviet Union: Three Aspects of Japan’s Surrender
“Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman and the Surrender of Japan”, 2005 Belknap Press/Harvard University Press

Contribution

South Asia and its Strategic Significance to Japan
By Monir Hossain Moni

Cultural Highlights


Volume. XXXI/No.3

Contents

Interview With Mr. Siddiq Barmak (Film Director)
“ Showing the International Community the Reality of Afghanistan”

The Japan Foundation's Activities

Mexico Hosts Contemporary Japanese Performers at The Cervantino International Festival
Cubism in Asia Tours Singapore 2/18-4/9
Japanese Supernatural Beings Travel to Paris “YOKAI”
Lectures on Japanese Anime –Koji Takeuchi Tours Southeast Asia

Book Reviews

Japan’s Most Influential Cultural Commentators
“Modern Japanese Culture: The Insider View”, 2003 Oxford University Press, Victoria, Australia

Contribution

A Line Is a Line Is Not –Wrestling with Japanese Poetry
By Malinda Markham

Cultural Highlights

Volume. XXXI/No.2

Contents

Interview With Mr. Shunsuke Tsurumi (Philosopher, Critic)
“ With Twenty Percent Flexibility, We Can Resist Oppression”

The Japan Foundation Award and Special Prizes
Mr. Hayao Miyazaki / Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) / China-Japanese Education Association / Dr. Tabassum Kashmiri


The Japan Foundation's Activities

11th EAJS Conference in Vienna
Ukiyo-e Printing Demonstrated in Seven U.S. Cities
Japan Foundation Library Closed for Renovation

Book Reviews

Changing Political Mechanisms in Japan
“Parliamentary Committees in Japan and India: Their Functions and Relevance”, 2003 Manak, New Delhi

Contribution

Stopping HIV/AIDS in Asia: The Key is Empowering Women

Cultural Highlights

Volume. XXXI/No.1

Contents

Interview With Mr. Yasuhiro Yamashita (Judoist, Olympic Gold Medalist)
“Judo as a Path to Social Good”

The Japan Foundation's Activities

Yokohama 2005 Opens
Chikaku: Perception, Time, and Memory in Japan
2006-2007 Program Guidelines Announced

Book Reviews

A Modern Literary Critic’s Early Days in Tokyo
“William Empson: Volume I ―Among the Mandarins”, 2005 Oxford University Press

Contribution

The 14th Biennial Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference

Cultural Highlights


Volume. XXX/No.6

Contents

Interview With Ms. Peng Xiumin, Erhu Musician
“Discovering Chinese Culture and History Through Music”

The Japan Foundation's Activities

46th International Speech Contest in Japanese
Visions of the Body 2005
Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo

Book Reviews

“Japan’s Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in the Twenty- First Century” by Jeff Kingston

Contribution

Brazil and Japan: Capoeira as a Cultural and Artistic Link / Arturo Urena- Hamelitz

Cultural Highlights


Volume. XXX/No.5

Contents

Interview With Mr. Frederik Schodt
“Manga: A Medium to Tell Stories”

The Japan Foundation's Activities

Arab Film Festival in Tokyo 2005
Venice Biennale 2005
The Japanese- Language Institute, Urawa 15th Anniversary Event “Let’s Talk in Japanese”
Korea- Japan Road Club Festival

Book Reviews

Adopting Chinese Literature in Japan
“Wakan: Symposium of the Working Group on Pre- Modern Literature of Japan,” June 2003 Munich University

Contribution

On Good Governance and Leadership in the Solomon Islands / Salana Kalu

Cultural Highlights


Volume. XXX/No.4

Contents

Interview With Dr. Makruf Jamhari
“Sufism Has Created a Tolerant and Pluralistic Islamism in Indonesia”

The Japan Foundation's Activities

Korean Writer Kim Younsu: The Individual Amidst the Tides of History
Russian and Japanese Film Directors: Zvyagintsev and Koreeda Meet to Discuss Their Art
New Report Reveals 2.35 Million Students Studying Japanese Worldwide
Prime Minister Koizumi Selected “Nipponjin of the Year, 2004”

Book Reviews

Sado Island's Traditional Crafts

Contribution

News Nishikie — Tabloid Tales in Living Color / Mark Schreiber

Cultural Highlights


Volume. XXX/No.3

Contents

Okinawa and the East Asian Community - Marginal Island Solidarity- / Kurayoshi Takara

The Japan Foundation's Activities

"Have We Met?" Held at The Japan Foundation
Turkish Writer: Mr. Orhan Pamuk at the Japan
Four Japanese Artists to Attend 11th Triennale-India
Arabic Orchestra Tours Japan

Book Reviews

Community and State in the Japanese Farm Village

Contribution

Theater HerStory: Women in Modern Chinese Drama

Cultural Highlights


Volume. XXX/No.2

Contents

Interview with Al-Murwass
The Japan Foundation Award

The Japan Foundation's Activities

Multimedia Theater Piece Memories of a Legend by Five South Asian Directors
Ukiyo-e: Images of the Floating World
Archive of Modern Japanese Drama Synopses Completed
TV Commercials for Japanese Classrooms, 2005 Released in March, 2005

Book Reviews

The Lone Samurai

Contribution

Building With Miso Bricks / Eric Gower

Cultural Highlights


Volume. XXX/No.1

Contents

Japanese Society: Interview with Donald Richie

The Japan Foundation's Activities

“JIKI: Japanese Porcelains 1610-1760” Tours in Three European Cities
China to Publish Japanese Academic Masterpieces
Amon Miyamoto Directs: Pacific Overtures
Otaku Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Russia to Publish Anthologies of Contemporary Japanese Literature

Book Reviews

Kazuo Ohno's World

Contribution

Cultural Highlights

Cultural Highlights


Vol. XXIX/No. 3-4

  Main Articles

"The Heart Remembers Home"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"Studying a Foreign Language: A Heart-to-Heart Understanding"
"The Body in Avant-Garde Theater in Japan"

 Book Reviews

A Hundred Years of Japanese Film by Donald Richie
Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry by Janine Beichman
Dodonaus in Japan: Translation and the Scientific Mind in the Tokugawa Period, ed. W. F. Vande Walle and Kazuhiko Kasaya

Vol.XXIX/No.2

  Main Articles

"Recognizing 'Others' in a New Japanese Cinema"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"Makoto Nakamura's Posters"
"Moving the Masses: Rural Poverty and the Village Division and Relocation Campaign in the 1930s"
"The Meijin Kurabe of San'yutei Enchô: An Original Approach to Western Drama in Japan"

 Book Reviews

Heian Japan, Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of Japan, ed. Donald H. Shively and William H. McCullough
The Poetics of Japanese Verse: Imagery, Structure, Meter by Kôji Kawamoto, trans. Stephen Collington, Kevin Collins, and Gustav Heldt

 Foundation Activities

"The Japan Foundation Awards and Special Prizes for 2001"

Vol.XXIX/No.1

  Main Articles

"How Japanese Athletes Are Changing Japan's Image at Home and Abroad"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"The Cultural Politics of Identity Strategies in the Japanese Literature of Resident Koreans in Japan"
"The History and Ecology of the Extinction of the Japanese Wolf"
"Japanese Colonial Literature"

 Book Reviews

American Stories by Kafû Nagai, trans. Mitsuko Iriye
Drunk as a Lord: Samurai Stories by Ryôtarô Shiba, trans. Eileen Kato

 Foundation Activities

"The 2001 Yokohama Triennale: Undertaking a New Challenge"

Vol.XXVIII/No.3-4

  Main Articles

"Youth Problems and Japanese Society"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"Sôseki Natsume and the Fluctuating Values of Property"
"Continuity in Japanese Carpentry: Notes on the Technical Culture of Architectural Conservation"
"Japan, Asia, and Globalization"

 Book Reviews

"La Sieste sous l'aile du cormoran" et autres poèmes magiques:Prolégom
ènes àl'étude des concepts religieux du Japon
by Hartmut O. Rotermund
Religions, croyances et traditions populaires du Japon by Hartmut O. Rotermund
Myth and Masculinity in the Japanese Cinema: Towards a Political Reading of the "Tragic Hero" by Isolde Standish

 Foundation Activities

"Program for the Translation and Publication of Japanese Literary Works in the Russian Language"

Vol.XXVIII/No.2

  Main Articles

"From the Iron Triangle to Civil Society: Changing Japan's Society"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"Basho's Poetic-Visionary Wandering and Nature in Japanese Society"
"Literacy and Literature in Osaka, 1890-1940"
"Progressive Traditions: Plot Repetition in Traditional Japanese Theater"

 Book Reviews

Being Modern in Japan: Culture and Society from the 1910s to the 1930s edited by Elise K. Tipton and John Clark
Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan by Rebecca L. Copeland

  Main Articles

"Sound Japan"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"Depiction of the Family in Contemporary Japanese Cinema"
"Masao Maruyama: Some Considerations on His Analysis of Japanese History and Modernity"
"Reclaiming Cultural Identity, Rejecting Deviance, and 'Doing Homelessness' in Ueno Park"

 Book Reviews

Memoirs of the Warrior Kumagai: A Historical Novel by Donald Richie

 Foundation Activities

"Exhibition of Children's Picture Book Illustrations from Korea"

  Main Articles

"Japan's Manga Culture"
"Unlikely Ambassadors: The Surprising Appeal of Manga Overseas"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"The Okinawan Struggle over Identity, Historical Memory, and Cultural Representation" / David Tobaru Obermiller
"Building New Foundations for Japanese Foreign Policy and Rapprochement with Europe" / Alexandru Sorin Costescu
"The Making of a Minority in Japan" / Daniela de Carvalho

 Book Reviews

Towards a New Vision: Australia and Japan Through 100 Yearsby Neville Meaney (Kangaroo Press, 1999)

  Main Articles

"Shoyu: The Flavor of Japan"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"The Japanese City: Sustaining a Tradition"
"AIDS-Prevention Policy and Practice: Reporting of HIV/AIDS in Japan and the United States"
"Versions of Self in the Writings of Toson Shimazaki

 Book Reviews

Silk and Insigh

  Main Articles

"Supernatural Apparitions and Domestic Life in Japan"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"The Formation of the Worldviews of Japanese and Chinese Intellectuals"
"Conference Diplomacy and Development Cooperation: Japan and the TICAD Process"
"The Postquake Reconstruction of Kobe: Economic, Land Use, and Housing Perspectives"

 Book Reviews

Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays

 Foundation Activities

"Lear: A Six-Nation Collaboration"

  Main Articles

"The History of Shogi", "The Beauty of Shogi" and "The Appeal of Shogi"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press

 Research Reports

"Architectural Conservation in Japan: Authenticity and Unity"
"Mothers and Group Day Care for Children in Japan and South Korea"

 Book Reviews

"The Bridegroom Was a Dog"

Afterword

The Growing Popularity of Shogi Overseas

Cultural Understanding--The Challenges and Opportunities

 Special Contributions

On Receiving the Japan Foundation Award

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 1998)

 Research Reports

Globalization and the Crisis of Nation States: The Case of France
The Dutch Trading Post at Dejima in Nagasaki: A Bridge to America

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

 Foundation Activities

1998 Japan Foundation Prizes for the Promotion of Community-Based Cultural Exchange

The Satsuma Dialect in St. Petersburg, or the Adventures of Gonza the Castaway

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (July 1-August 31, 1998)

 Research Reports

The Tale of the Burned-Cheek Amida and the Motif of Body Substitution
The Establishment of Japanese Orthodoxy and Its Influence on Cultural Relations Between Japan and Russia

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

 Foundation Activities

The Japan Foundation Awards and Special Prizes for 1998

Toward Peaceful Coexistence in the Twenty-first Century: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (May 1-June 30, 1998)

 Research Reports

Japan's Quest for Permanent UN Security Council Membership
The Edo Period and the Modernization of Japan: A Social Morphology Perspective

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

 Foundation Activities

The Film Production Support Program

The Current State of Poetry Readings in Japan

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (March 1-April 30, 1998)

 Research Reports

A Comparative Study on Images of "Modernity"
Behind the Veil: Shizuko Wakamatsu and the Freedom of Translation

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

 Foundation Activities

The Asian Performing Artists Co-Production Program

Music in Japan Today: Hardware, Software, and the "Concert-Hall Culture"

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 31, 1998)

 Research Reports

The Development of the Language of Music during the Introduction of European Music to Japan
Human-Right Approaches to Global Environmental Problemsn

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

 Foundation Activities

1997 The Japan Foundation Prizes for the Promotion of Community-Based Cultural Exchange

Learning to Love Japanese Literature: Musing of a Translator

 Research Reports

The Importance of "Perception Gaps"
Between Japan and the West
Wedding Documents of Tokugawa Shoguns'
Biological and Adoptive Daughters
The Dangerous Woman in Modern Japanese Literature

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

Japan and International Law

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (June 1-September 30, 1997)

 Research Reports

Japan as the Linchpin of Regional Security in East Asia
Japanese Guests, ASEAN Hosts: Japanese Tourism in ASEAN Countries

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

Japan and International Cultural Exchange

Special Contributions

International Cultural Exchange as
Exemplified by the Study of Japanese Grammer
The View from an Eccentric Perspective In Appreciation of the Japan Foundation
Cultures Don't Meet: People Do
The Window and the Mirror: Some Thoughts on International Cultural Exchange
Some Reflections on Misunterstanding and Learning In Pursuit of World Peace

 Foundation Activities

The Japan Foundation Awards and Special Prizes for 1997


The Brain-Death Controversy:
The Japanese View of Life, Death, and Bioethics

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (April.1-May 31,1997)

 Research Reports

The " New Economic Ethic" During World War II
A Comparative Study of the Role of Mediation in Handling Family Disputes
The English Language and Foreign Teachers in Modern Japan

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

Japan's Acceptance of Science and Tecnology:
Past, Present, and Future (Hajime Nagahama)

 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (Feb.1-March 31,1997)

 Research Reports

The Historical Context of Japan's Relations with the Asia-PacificRegion
The Framing of Identity Through Japanese Media Representationsof Marginality
The English Language and Foreign Teachers in Modern Japan

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

Other Publications


 Cultural Highlights

From the Japanese Press (June 1 - July 31, 1996)

 Research Reports

New Approaches in Japan's Official Development Assistance 9
The Evolution and Effectiveness of Japan's Economic Aid to Southern Africa

 Book Reviews

Books in Other Languages

 Foundation Activities

The Japan Foundation Support
Program for Community-Based
Cultural Exchange

Supplement

The Japan Foundation Grant
Programs for Fiscal 1997/98
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