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Session 13, (Non) Consumption of Food in Japan: Past and Present

Slow – Slower – Slowest: The Slow Food Movement in Japan, Stephanie Assmann

Reifying Râmen: Gender and Food in Online Communities, Satomi Fukutomi

Vegetarian Self vs. Carnivorous Other: National Consciousness and Discourses on Food Consumption in the Tokugawa Period, Hans Martin Kramer

The Art of Not Eating: Cuisine in Early Modern Japan, Eric C. Rath


Session 14, New Family Ways: Partnership and Parenting among Divorcees, Single Mothers, and Step-families in Japan

Family Formation among Japanese Stepfamilies: Struggles and Consequences of Reconstituting the ‘Standard Family’, Shinji Nozawa

Getting Married: Japanese Single Mothers’ Perspectives on (Re)marriage, Aya E. Ezawa

But He's Still my Kids' Father: Post-divorce Parenting in Contemporary Japan, Allison M. Alexy


Session 15, Sex, Politics, and Buddhist Ideology: A Closer Look at Gender Shifts in Early Japanese Buddhism

The Japanese Paradigm of Ananda and the Old Woman in Paintings of the Buddha's Nirvana, Ikuyo Nomura

Justifying Female Rule: The Nun-Emperor Koken-Shotoku and the Transformation of Henjo nanshi Theory, Noriko Kanda

Beyond the "Spiritual" Female: Contextualizing Gender Constructs, Akiko Yoshie

When Gender, Religion, and Class Collide: Elite Women and Proud Priests in Medieval Japan, Lori Meeks


Session 30, Linguistic Strategies for Challenging Cultural Norms among Speakers of Japanese

O-nee-kotoba ‘Queen’s Speech’: Unwanted Speech Practice among Gay Men, Hideko Nornes Abe

Subversive Inscription and Novel Graphs in Japanese Girls’ Culture, Laura Miller

Women, Yelling and Swearing: Breaking Gender Roles, Orie Endo

Negotiating Cachet: Standard Japanese and Kansai Women's Linguistic Practices, Cindi Sturtz Sreetharan


Session 31, "Yattona!" or "Gotcha!"? Challenges of Translating Kyogen from Stage to Page to Stage

Challenges in Translating Kyogen Texts for the Stage: Allusion, Incantation, Onomatopoeia, Laurence R. Kominz

The Changing Texts for Kyogen Theater and the Impact on Performance: A Study of the Blind Man Plays, Carolyn Morley

Introducing Kyogen in English: Strategies for Translating Comedy for Performance, Jonah Salz

Linking Sound and Movement in Kyôgen Dance, Julie A. Iezzi


Session 32, International Norms and Domestic Politics in Japan

Ethnic Minority Policy in a One-Ethnicity Country: International Human Rights Norms and Japan’s Asylum and Citizenship Policies, Michael Strausz

Social Implications of International Law: Women's Employment and Gender Equality in Japan, Petrice R. Flowers

Building Parents of the Next Generation: International Population Policy Norms and Japanese Family Policy, Liv Coleman

Transnational Norms and Japan's Environmental ODA, Derek Hall


Session 33, Print Culture in Tokugawa Japan: Recent Research at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A Play on Provinces: Isshusai Kunikazu’s Print Series Dai nippon rokujû yo shû, Quintana Heathman

Bontenkoku, the Land of Brahma: From Muromachi Tale to Ukiyo-e Print, Via Puppet Theater and Kabuki, Sarah E. Thompson

The Actor Prints of Utagawa Kunisada I and a Dating Method Based on Them, Masae Kurahashi

Patterns of Identity: Kimono Pattern Books in the Collection of the MFA, Boston, Rachel Saunders


Session 34, Conceptualizing Kyushu in the Nineteenth-Century: Defense, Trade and Political Agency across a Maritime Region

From Intelligence Conduit to Border Bulwark: Tsushima’s Changing Defensive Role in the Nineteenth Century, Robert Hellyer

Kyushu in the Age of Maritime Empire: Military Defense and Commercial Offense in the Port City of Moji, Catherine Phipps

Nagasaki Defense Redux: Organizational Failure in the Phaeton Incident of 1808, Noell Howell Wilson


Session 55, Recalibrating Risk in a Changing Japan

Mediating Risk in Japan, Glenn D. Hook

Consuming Risk: The Governing of Risks over Livelihood in Japan, Hiroko Takeda

Risk Communication in the BSE Debate in Japan, William Bradley

Japan: Externalities, Energy and the Environment, Andrew DeWitt


Session 56, Cinema and Sensoria in Modern Japan

"Recapturing the Cinematic Sky": Sensorial Ecstasy in Japanese Wartime Cinema, Michael Raine

Mass Culture of Montage, 1929-1930, Chika Kinoshita

The Transplanted Hands: German Expressionism and the Haptic in Ozu's That Night's Wife, Daisuke Miyao

Movie Advertisements and the Formation of a New Visual Experience, Hideaki Fujiki


Session 57, From Think-tank to Archive: The Ohara Institute for Social Research as Resource and Subject for Japanese Studies

Doing Culture Studies in the Ohara Archives, Christopher Gerteis

The Ohara Institute and the Birth of Labor Science, Izumi Nakayama

On-line resources available at oisr.org, Akira Suzuki


Session 58, Power and Passion: Heian and Kamakura Patronage from Poetry to Sumo

Male Triangles of Poetry, Patronage, and Passion at the 10th-century Heian Court., Gustav Heldt

Ritual Dominance and Submission: Patronage and Courtship in the World of The Sumô Tale and its Poems, Robert Omar Khan

A Perfect Union? Emperor Fushimi, Kyôgoku Tamekane, and Their Poetic Gems, Stefania Burk


Session 65, Japanese Women: Crisis, Continuity, and Change

Gender and Political Candidacy in Japan, Alisa Gaunder

Mars and Venus, Revisited: Long Term Trends in Judgment by Sex-Differences, Daniel P. Aldrich

The National Rate of (Re)production: Women and Gendered Discourse in Japanese Policy-making, Sherry L. Martin

Mapping Gender in Contemporary Japan, Yumiko Mikanagi


Session 74, The Evolving U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Hard vs. Soft Power Problematique

North and South Korean Views of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, Daniel Pinkston

Explaining the Evolution of Japan's Security Policy, David Arase

China Views the US-Japan Alliance, Quansheng Zhao


Session 75, "Western" Knowledge/Local Practice: Medicine and Science in Late Tokugawa Japan

In Her Father’s Footsteps: Kusumoto Ine (1827-1903) and Medical Networks in 19th Century Japan, Ellen Nakamura

The Introduction of the Linnaean System to Owari:

Ito Keisuke's Taisei Honzo Meiso (1829), Maki Fukuoka

A Village Doctor and "Western Medicine" in Early 19th Century Japan: Nanayama Jundô at Work, Susan L. Burns


Session 76, What Women Should Know: Transmission and Teaching in Thirteenth- to Eighteenth-Century Japan

Representing Learnedness in The Forty-Two Debates, Tomoko Sakomura

Description as Prescription: Looking at Tamakiwaru, an Early Kamakura Woman’s Court Diary, as a Source of Instruction, C. Miki Wheeler

Parting the Reeds of Naniwa: Courtly Advice to Women in The Nursemaid’s Letter, Christina Laffin

Mixing Messages: Classical Literature in Eighteenth-century Women's Education Books, Jamie L. Newhard


Session 77, Understanding Japanese Material/Information Culture through Television Commercials

Whiskey Culture and National Identity seen from Suntory’s Television Commercials, Yongmei Wu

The Mutual Relationship between Images in Foreign-Celebrity-Appearance Television Commercials in Japan and His/Her Cinematic Images, or How Television Viewers in Japan Stopped Accepting Them as a Symbolic of a "Focus of Admiration" and Started Accepting Them as a Farce, Takeshi Tanikawa

Non-Domestic Music in Japanese Television Commercials, Hideko Haguchi

Presenting Automobile in Television Commercials: The Issues of Viewer Perception, Noriko Yamashita


Session 94, Individuality and the Individual in Contemporary Japan

"Freeters" and Individuality in Japan's Youth Labor Market, Colin Smith

Individuals and Others in Japanese Elementary Education, Peter Cave

You Gotta Have W(h)a(t)? Idioms of Individuality in Sumo and Baseball, William W. Kelly

Japanese Individualism and "What Makes Life Worth Living", Gordon C. Mathews


Session 95, Imagining and Remembering Air Raids on Japan

Remembering Air-raids in Japan and Germany, Akiko Takenaka

Imagining Urban Catastrophe: Unno Jûza’s Air Raids on the Imperial Capital, Cary Karacas

Hot-blooded! Air Power and Future War in Japanese Children’s Media, 1915-1930, Owen Griffiths


Session 96, Creative Nostalgia: Imagining the Heian Past in Medieval Japanese Literary and Visual Culture

Puzzling Painted Fans: Muromachi Contest Fiction and the Cult of the Heian Past, Randle Keller Kimbrough

Love Among the Ruins: Depictions of the Kawara-no-in in Medieval Noh Plays, Paul S. Atkins

Painting, Poetry, and Politics: Ninshi’s Court Entrance of 1190 and the Michinaga Model, Joseph T. Sorensen

Rewriting the History of Heian Calligraphy: Emperor Fushimi as Collector and Copyist, John T. Carpenter


Session 97, Staging the World, Worlding the Stage: The Social Functions of Theater in Japan, 1800-1970

"Exit Woman Onnagata": The New Gender Economy of Twentieth-century Kabuki Theater, Maki Isaka

Stage and Spectacle in an Age of Maps: Kabuki and the Cartographic Imagination in Nineteenth-century Japan, Jonathan Zwicker

Performing the Public Square in Late-Taisho Japan, Hoyt J. Long


Session 117, Poetry from the Edge: Rethinking Political Outsiders and Poetic Action in Japan

Superintendents of Time: Korean Émigrés and the Shape of Seasons in Man’yôshû, Jason P. Webb

All Shi Wrote?: "Men of High Purpose" and Their Chinese Poetry in Late Edo Japan, Matthew Fraleigh

Poetry and Captivity in Heike Monogatari, Terry Kawashima


Session 118, Contemporary Japanese Families: What is Changing and What is Not

The Norm of Overwork and Middle-Class Japanese Men's Involvement in their Families, Yuko Ogasawara

Perceptions of Parental Roles in Unconventional Families, Ekaterina Korobtseva

Changing Middle-class Mothers in Japan, Ayumi Sasagawa

Mass Arrests, Sensational Crimes and Stranded Children: Three Crises for Japanese New Left Activists’ Families, Patricia G. Steinhoff


Session 119, Coins, Collections, and Curiosities: Valuing Foreign Objects in Medieval and Early Modern Japan

The Collection of Tokugawa Ieyasu: A Late Medieval "Empire of Things", Morgan J. Pitelka

Foreign Coins and Attitudes toward China in Medieval Japan, Ethan Segal

Unidentified Foreign Objects: A Samurai in 1860 Nagasaki, Laura Nenzi


Session 120, Individual Papers: From Text to Machine in Modern Japanese Culture

Near Nostalgia: Images of Home and the Recent Past in Miike Takashi's Osaka Films, Dylan Ellefson

The Net Idols: New Forms of Creative Employment and Neoliberal Labor Subjectivities in 1990s Japan, Gabriella Lukacs

Robot Dreams: The Formation of Self and Masculine Identity in Japanese Techno-culture, Hirofumi Katsuno

Unspoken War Memories, Un-recognized Signs, and Non-realist Representation: The Battle of Okinawa in Medoruma Shun’s "Droplets", Kyle Ikeda

Novel Fashions: Accessorizing in Natsume Soseki's Gubijinso, Anna-Marie Farrier


Session 139, The Avant-garde and the Vanguard in Japanese Proletarian Literature

Domesticity and the Proletarian Avant-garde, Heather Bowen-Struyk

The Wall Novel and the Proletarian Avant-garde, Samuel E. Perry

Noguchi Hiroshi's Aesthetics of Activism, Orna Shaughnessy


Session 140, The Politics of "Real" and "Virtual" in Japanese Culture

Must Real Soldiers Die?, Sabine Fruhstuck

The Comparative Realities of Liberty City: Japanese and American Efforts to Regulate the Grand Theft Auto Games, David Leheny

"Real" Photography as Social Critique: Beggars, Bourgeois Values, and Maimed Veterans in Postwar Japan, Julia Adeney Thomas

Real Anime: The Cultural Politics of Youth, Violence, and Sex in Japanese Cartoons, Ian R. Condry


Session 141, Roundtable: The Translation and Publication of Contemporary Japanese Literature


Session 147, Japan's China Diplomacy

The Future of Japan-China Economic Relations, Saadia M. Pekkanen

The Intensified China-Japan Security Dilemma in East Asia: The Limits of Hegemonic Stability, Xin Xu

The Future of the Sino-Japanese Energy Relationship, Kent E. Calder

Japan and China: Reluctant Rivals, T.J. Pempel


Session 156, The Power of History: Re-packaging Japan’s Modernity in the Visual Arts, 1920-1945

Teshigahara Sofu and the Cultural Politics of Modern Ikebana in the 1930s, Noriko Murai

Fauvists in the Land of Rising Sun: Critical Evaluations of "Japanist" Painting, 1934-1935, Mikiko Hirayama

Reshaping Japanese Cultural Properties: Ogawa Seiyo and "Beatification" of Buddhist Objects, Maki Kaneko

Cultural Significance of an Invisible Emperor in Sensô Sakusen Kirokuga (War Campaign Documentary Painting), Mayu Tsuruya


Session 157, Emerging Perspectives in Analyzing "Shift" in Language Use: Cognitive, Linguistic and Cultural

"[We] Humbly Request that [You] Refrain From Smoking Here": Japan's Linguistic Landscape, Patricia J. Wetzel

Shift in Number Assignment in Japanese Discourse, Seiichi Makino

Shifting Styles and Shifting Viewpoints, Fumiko Nazikian


Session 158, Minorities in Japan as seen through the Lens of Resident Koreans

Zainichi Koreans and Japanese Naturalization, Soo im Lee

Romeo and Jong-il: Queering the Korean Diaspora in Japan, Christopher D. Scott

Forging Ties with Family and Community: Films of Sai Yoichi, Noboru Tomonari

Foundations of Minority Communities: Resident Koreans in Japan, David Rands


Session 159, Rethinking the Avant-garde in Postwar Japanese Literature

The Surreal (Cho genjitsu) as Social Commitment in Postwar Japanese Novel, Yoshihiro Yasuhara

The Avant-Garde and Colonial/Postcolonial Critique in Abe Kobo’s Two Manchurian Novels, Lianying Shan

Hanada Kiyoteru’s Rhetoric of Avant-Garde Literature and the Rise of Popular Culture in the 1960s, Kumiko Sato


Session 178, Roundtable: New Women, Modern Girls, and Postwar Feminists: New Directions in Research on Women in Japan


Session 179, The Manchurian Crisis at 75: New Interpretations

The "Manchuria Problem": Uchida Yasuya and Japanese Manchuria Policy, Rustin B. Gates

Foreign Ministry "Thought Police" and Ideological Security during the Manchurian Crisis, Erik W. Esselstrom

Re-periodizing a "Low Dishonest Decade": The Crisis of Democratic Imperialism in 1930s Japanese, Emer O Dwyer

Reorienting the Manchurian Incident, William Sewell


Session 180, New Rules, New Game? Political System Change in Japan and its Consequences

Reinventing the Relationship between the Prime Minister and the Party: The Case of Postal Privatization, Chao-Chi Lin

Manifest Changes in Japanese Electoral Communications? The Rise and Implications of the "Manifesto Boom", Patrick Koellner

Political Implications for the LDP of a Transformed Financial System in Japan, Jennifer Amyx


Session 181, Patterns of Inattention: Taxonomic & Lexical Forces in Japanese Art History - Sponsored by the Japan Art History Forum

Theorizing Yôga, the "Western Painting" of Japan, Bert Winther-Tamaki

What a Long, Strange Journey: "Zen Art" in the Modern Imagination, Gregory P. Levine

What was the Shijô School called from 1811-1859, and What does this Tell Us?, Timothy T. Clark

The Coining of the Comic Genre "Giga" within Edo Print Culture, Miriam Wattles


Session 198, 1920s and 1930s Tokyo Nonsense: "Nansensu" in Japanese Modernist Literature and Film

Creating Strange Space: The Fashion for Ryôki (Curiosity-Hunting) in 1920s and 1930s Japan, Jeffrey Angles

Nonsense as a Cinematic Problem: Parody of Samurai Legends in Early Showa Film, Junji Yoshida

The Narrating Detective: Nansensu and Formulaic Inversion in Absurdist Japanese Detective Fiction, Kyoko Omori

Asahara Rokurô’s Nonsense Stories of the Daily Commute: Showing the Absurdity of Interwar Tokyo Life, Alisa Freedman


Session 199, Roundtable: Constitutional Revisionism in Japan Today: Documentation and Analysis


Session 200, The Politics of Prostitution in Nineteenth-century Japan

Gender and Status Anxiety in Discourses on Prostitution in Early Nineteenth-Century, Elizabeth A. Leicester

Camouflaging Chaos with Pleasure: Images of Entertainment Districts in the Yokohama Treaty Port, Ann Marie L. Davis

Prostitution and Protest in Nineteenth-Century Musashi, Amy Stanley


Session 201, Labor Migration to Japan: Demography and the Sense of Crisis

Beyond the Bind between Rules and Reality: Civil Society Advocacy Groups and Securing Protections for Foreign Migrants, Deborah J. Milly

Strangers and Security: The Competing Discourses of Immigration and Security in Japan, Ryoko Yamamoto

Japanese Local Governments Facing the Reality of Immigration, Atsuko Abe

Closed doors, Open Doors, Doors Wide Shut? Migration Politics in Japan, Gabriele Vogt


Session 219, To Manage Nature’s Unpredictabilities: Concerns over Population and Resources in Postwar

Are Babies a National Resource or a Family Affair? Interests, Ideologies and Outcomes in the Intimate Realm of Reproduction in 20th-century Japan, Tiana Norgren

Plotting the Future: Population, Growth and the Idea of Limits in Late Twentieth-century Japan, Scott OBryan

Eighty Million People on Four Small Islands: Population Growth and Resource Anxieties in Occupation-era Japan, Eric G. Dinmore

Logging the "Dark Valley": Japan's Forest Resources in War and Peace, William M. Tsutsui


Session 220, Turning a New Page on Meiji: Contexts of Literary Production in Late Nineteenth-Century Japan

The Dawn of Modern Publishing in Japan, Sari Kawana

Detecting Fiction: Observation, Evidence and Forensics in the Early Meiji Novel, Seth Jacobowitz

Bakumatsu Literati Women in Meiji Editions: The Strange Case of Rengetsu, Sayumi Takahashi

Kuroiwa Ruikô and the Allegories of Detective Fiction, Satoru Saito


Session 221, Gender and Law in Modern Japan

The Self-Made Woman: Gender and Class in Early 20th Century Japan, Mark Alan Jones

From Status to Gender: Changing Systems of Political Classification in Meiji Japan, 1868-1890, Marnie S. Anderson

Indentures, Sex and Rehabilitation: Prostitutes and Contract Law in Modern Japan, Holly V. Sanders

Changing Laws, Changing Ideals: The Postwar Constitution and Women's Movement in Japan, Eiko Saeki


Session 222, Individual Papers: Social Change in Modern Japan

Assimilating Christianity: The Young Men's Christian Association in Colonial Korea as Institutional, Organizational and Representational Contest, Michael I. Shapiro

Discourses on Marriage in Japanese Women’s Magazines Since 1970, Barbara Holthus

Religion, Gender, and Aging in Contemporary Japan: New Quantitative Findings, Michael K. Roemer

Reconciliation without Reparations? Redress Movements for Forced Labor in Wartime Japan, William J. Underwood

Politics of Labor Market Deregulation in Japan: A Comparative Study with the Italian Case, Hiroaki R. Watanabe