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Session 12: Revisiting Occult Japan, 1809–2009
Healing the Colonized Body: The Vicissitudes of Tenrikyo in Korea, Micah L. Auerback
Seeing Stars: Celebrities and Spiritual Secrets in Occupied Japan, Ben Dorman
Their Lot in Life: Status, Gender, and Fortune Telling in Early Modern Japan, Eric C. Rath
Vengeful Spirits or Loving Spiritual Companions? Changing Views of Animal Spirits in Contemporary Japan, Barbara Ambros
Digital Age and the Mechanics of the Unseen: "Spirit Photographs", Media and the Occult Boom in Contemporary Japan, Anna Andreeva

Session 13: Japanese Cultural Policies: The State, Industries, and the Global Setting
Influences and Implications of Japanese Content Industry Policy for China’s Animation-comic Industry, Yongmei Wu
Wartime Japan 's Theater Movement (kokumin engeki endo), Sang Mi Park
The Cultural Consequences of the Economic Globalization: The Japanese Film Industry at the End of the 20th Century, Yoshiharu Tezuka
Playing the Global Game: The Anime Industry in Relation to the Japanese Government's Content Industry Promotion Policy, Kukhee Choo

Session 14: Women and the Socioeconomic Management of the Household in Early Modern Japan - Sponsored by Early Modern Japan Network
The Perils of the "Unpolished Jewel": Defining Women’s Roles in Household Management in the Early Modern Period, Marcia Yonemoto
A Woman's Life between the Lines: The 1858 Temple School Diary of Kurosawa Tokiko, Laura Nenzi
Haikai Poet Shokyu-ni and the Economics of Literary Families, Cheryl Crowley
Economics behind a “Confucian” Household Economy, Bettina Gramlich-Oka

Session 15: Emergent Forms of Labor Activism in Japan
How Neo-liberalism Affects Japanese Worker’s Well-being: Evidence from Trends in Work Hours and Overwork, Scott North
Low-status Workers in High-tech Industries, Shinji Kojima
Union Revitalization in Pacific Rim Countries, Charles Weathers
Future Prospects for Immigrant Labor in Japan, Reiko Yamanaka

Session 35: Contemporary Japanese Conduct Literature
Making and Marketing Mothers: The Literature of Pregnancy in Modern Japan, Amanda Seaman
When Manners Aren't Enough: The Newspaper Advice Column and the "Etiquette" of Cultural Ideology in Contemporary Japan, Janet Shibamoto Smith
The Dignified Woman Makes Japan a Dignified Nation, Hiroko Hirakawa
A Community of Manners: Advice Columns in Lesbian and Gay Magazines in Japan, Hideko Nornes Abe

Session 36: Economic Thought and Policy in Early Meiji Japan: New Perspectives
Sources of the Matsukata Financial Reform, Steven J. Ericson
First Profit and Then Virtue: Shibusawa Eiichi’s Entrepreneurial Motivation in Early Meiji Japan, John H. Sagers
Japan's Matsukata Deflation in International and Cross-temporal Perspective, Mark Metzler
Maeda Masana, Matsukata Masayoshi and the Kôgyô iken Debate of 1884-85, Richard J. Smethurst
Where Has All the Iron Gone? Ideology and the Disposal of Kamaishi Ironworks, David G. Wittner

Session 37: Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Twentieth-Century Japan
From Erotic Icons and Model Workers to Figures of Nostalgia: Twentieth-Century Tokyo Bus Girls and Train Conductors in the
Popular Imagination, Alisa Freedman
"Flying Geisha": Japanese Stewardesses as Postwar Modern Girls, Christine R. Yano
Moving up and out: The "Shopgirl" in Interwar Japan, Elise K. Tipton

Session 38: Meiji Literature: Translation as Transformation
Comedy in Translation, Indra Levy
A Mimicry of Samurai Domination: Yano Ryukei and Oshikawa Shunro’s Adaptations of Jules Verne, John P. Mertz
Mori Ogai: Translation Transforming the Word/World, John Timothy Wixted
Translating Mysteries in Early Meiji: The Case of “Yongeru no kidan” (A Strange Tale of Yongeru), Satoru Saito

Session 39: Tracking and Equity in the Japanese Educational Context
Tracking in the Japanese Context: Continuity and Change, Satoshi Otaya and Ryoko Tsuneyoshi
Dealing with the Achievement Divide at the High School Level: A Comparison between Japan and Singapore, Choon Kiat Sim
The Hidden Track: The Juku and Tracking, Izumi Mori
The Minority Track in Japan: The Case of the New Foreigners, Tomoko Tokunaga
The Non-mainstream Upper Secondary Track in Japan, Hideki Ito

Session 60: Leading By Example: New Perspectives on Japanese Manufacturing, Innovation and the Environment
Manufacturing Science: Developments in the Commercialization of Japanese Science and Technology, Ken Coates
Betrayals and Bankruptcies: Challenging the Myth of Communitarian Success in Japanese Business, Jeffrey W. Alexander
Green Manufacturing: Environmentalism, Government Policy and Transition in Japanese Industry, Carin Holroyd

Session 61: Workshop: Japanese Images: Using Them to Support Japan Studies Internationally---Introducing the NCC's New Guidelines to the Use of Visual Images from Japan

Session 62: Imperial Imaginaries in Early Japan
Is There an Imperial Poetics?, Wiebke Denecke
Envisioning the Realm: Kunimi in Early Japan, Torquil Duthie
Under Which Heaven? Immigrant Lineages and Ideologies in Nara Japan, Michael Como
Earliest Imperial Symbolizations and Daoism, Herman Ooms

Session 63: Gendering Citizenship in Modern Japan
The Modern Girl as Citizen: Consumerism and Cultural Belonging, Barbara Hamill Sato
Reconstructing Patriarchy: The Family Registration System in Postwar Japan, Elyssa Faison
The Gendering of Citizenship in Meiji Japan, Marnie S. Anderson

Session 64: Continuity and Change in Meiji Visual Culture
Art Under the Umbrella of State Sponsorship: Buntin (The Ministry of Education Art Exhibition) and Japan's Arts Administration, Maki Kaneko
Imagery of bunmei kaika (Civilization and Enlightenment) in the Woodblock Prints of Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900), Monika Hinkel
The Iconography of Motherhood in Meiji Prints and Photography, Karen Fraser
An Art on the Margins: Early Meiji Newspaper Prints and the Aesthetic Shift of the 1880s, Chelsea Foxwell

Session 65: Dancing in the Dark: Multilevel Governance in Japan
The Governing of Family Meals: Examining the State-citizen Relationship in Contemporary Japan, Hiroko Takeda
Shifting Patterns of Governance in Japan’s Central-local Relations, Linda Choi Hasunuma
Dangerous Minds: Lifelong Learning and Democratic Practice in Contemporary Japan, Sherry L. Martin
Who Cares? Emergent Modes of Governance in Japan's Migration Policy, Gabriele Vogt
The Political Economy of Poor Governance in Japan's Energy and Environmental Policy, Andrew DeWit

Session 73: The Politics of Shoushika: Policy Responses to Low Fertility in Japan
A Framework for Analyzing Work-family Reconciliation Policies across Welfare States, Patricia Boling
Stratified Reproduction: Single Mothers and Welfare Reform in Contemporary Japan, Aya Ezawa
Super-low Fertility in Conservative Welfare States: A Comparison of Germany, Italy and Japan, Priscilla A. Lambert
The Structural and Ideational Bases of Social Investment Policy Reforms in Japan and South Korea, Ito Peng

Session 87: Citizenship, Nationality, and Human Rights in a Global World: "Japanese" Transnational Migrants at Home and Abroad
Latin American Japanese in US Internment Camps: Lessons from a Previous War on Terrorism, James Stanlaw
"Even Being Stateless is Better:" Reconsideration of the Significance of Citizenship for Koreans in Sakhalin, Nobuko Adachi
Spoiled Special Permanent Residents? Citizenship, Residency, and Censorship in Contemporary Japan, Youngmi Lim

Session 88: The Impact of China Experience on the Construction of Modern Japanese Identity
Kaji Wataru and the Meanings of Japanese Support for Wartime Chinese Resistance, Erik W. Esselstrom
The Intersection of Reform and Imperialism in the Life of Kodaira Soji, Christopher B. Dewell
The People’s Nurse: From the Colonial Developmental Science Institute to the People’s Liberation Army, Izumi Nakayama
Victim's Justice: Early Cold War East Asia and the Pursuit of a New Order, Barak Kushner

Session 89: Postwar Japanese Avant-garde: Resonances Past and Present
Imprints of Alienation/Post-nuclear Anxiety in Three Films by Abe Kôbô, Yayoi U. Everett
The /Provoke/ Era: New Languages of Japanese Photography, Miryam Sas
Ecocriticism and Japanese Literature of the Avant-Garde, Karen Thornber
Terayama Shuji and Differing Approaches toward Internationalism among Japan’s 1960s Underground Theaters, David G. Goodman

Session 90: New Words, New Standards: Conceptual Transformation of Discourses and Disciplines in Meiji Japan
Building Concepts in the Meiji Period: Theorizing Architecture as a Fine Art, Alice Y. Tseng
Normal Standards and Conventions: Metrics of Japanese Subjectivity, Seth Jacobowitz
Between Conceptual Category and Policy Arena: Speaking about “Religion” in Early Meiji Japan, Hans Martin Kraemer

Session 110: Intimate Japan: Cultivating Human Relationships in an Era of Neoliberal Independence
Three Words to Save Your Marriage? Articulated Emotions and Divorce Risk in Contemporary Japan, Allison M. Alexy
The Other Side of Secrecy: Intimacy and Esotericism in Japanese Religions, Edward Drott
Robotic Intimacy: Recuperation of Selfhood in Contemporary Japan, Hirofumi Katsuno
Never Before: Self-Sufficiency and Intimacy among Older Japanese Couples, Katrina Moore

Session 111: Voices Heard and Unheard: Reconsidering Women in Pre-modern Japan
Komachi Meets the “Modern Girl”: Unmasking the Notion of Woman in Kikuchi Kan’s Ono no Komachi and Akutagawa Ryunosuke’s Futari Komachi, Catherine Youngkyung Ryu
Nun Abutsu and The Tale of Genji: Marketing Cultural Knowledge in the Middle Ages, Christina Laffin
A Reassessment of Hino Shigeko’s Public Image through Funerary Practice, Karen M. Gerhart
Rethinking Masako and the Perception of Women in Early Warrior Society, Ethan Segal

Session 112: Security, Peace and Development in Contemporary Japan: Bringing European Perspectives to the Japanese Discourse
SDF, War, and Local Memories: Negotiating a New Japanese Identity, Akihiro Ogawa
Japan’s Prospects in Peace Diplomacy, Norbert Palanovics
Attenuated Alliances: South Korean-Japanese Political and Strategic Challenges and the Limits to Cooperation with the United
States, John Swenson-Wright
The Double-edged Sword of Security: American Bases and Risk in Okinawa, Glenn D. Hook

Session 113: Individual Papers: Health and Crossing Borders in Modern Japan
Inscribing Racial Boundaries: German Medicine, Japanese Anthropology, and Physicians on the Move, 1868-1914, Hoi-eun Kim
Think of the Children! Ritual Criticism, Ritual Authority, and Infant Health in Tokugawa Japan, William R. Lindsey
Submerged Histories: Excavating a Remembered Community in Northeastern Japan, Bridget K. Love
Multiethnic and Multicultural Education and the Possibility of New Communality: A Case Study of Minzoku Class (for Ethnic Korean) in Osaka Municipal Schools, Tae Eun Kim
Entertainers=Prostitutes=Victims? International Law, Immigration Policy and Trafficking in Japan, Petrice R. Flowers

Session 134: Modern Japanese Literature, Nation and Affect
Collectivities in Conflict: Life, Affect and Nation in Late Meiji Literature, Sean Callaghan
Literary and National Dissidence in the Japanese Slipstream, Bradley Ambury
Nation, Movement and Affect in Sato Haruo’s Novel "The Pride of a Woman," Charles M. Exley
Subcultural Literature, Nation and Affect, Nathen Clerici

Session 135: Regenerating Japanese Theatre in Occupied Japan
The Role of Enoken in Occupied Japan: Creation of Contemporary Kabuki with Jazzy Music and Dance, Yoshiko Fukushima
Communist Party Ice Candy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the USA: Zenshin za and the Control of Communism in the Occupation Theatre, David Jortner
Occupation Kabuki and the “Genji Boom”, Samuel L. Leiter
Re-constructing Japanese Theatre after the War: Mitsukoshi Gekijô and Its Activities, Kei Hibino

Session 136: Roundtable: Language for Many Purposes: Teaching and Learning Japanese for Use in Business and Society - Sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Japanese

Session 137: Individual Papers: Performance, Media and Change in Japan
Dance Synchronized with Reveries of a Nation: Traditionalization of Japanese Dance, Mariko Okada
Sacred Striptease: Hadaka Matsuri, Culture Change and Conflict in the Performance of Tradition, Joseph R. Hawkins
De-traditionalizing Music for the Classroom: The Implications of Education Reform in the Contemporary Japan, Shawn Bender
Death of the kindai jiga: Formulations of the Japanese Self from Reisho to Final Fantasy, Rachael Hutchinson
Popular Literature in the Age of Media Convergence: Contemporary Japanese Fiction from Juveniles to Light Novels, Satomi Saito

Session 160: Reexamining Kawabata Yasunari: Cultural Nationalism and the War
Eugenic Thought in Kawabata Yasunari’s “Of Birds and Beasts”, Charles R. Cabell
Manchukuo and the Creation of a New National Literature: Kawabata Yasunari’s Wartime Role in Promoting "Manchurian" Culture, Annika A. Culver
Kawabata’s Wartime Message in Utsukushii tabi (Beautiful Voyage), Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase
Where Novel Ends and History Begins: The Last Chapter of Kawabata Yasunari’s Snow Country, Miho Matsugu

Session 161: Purveying Services Violent and Non-Violent: Patron-Client Relationships in Sixteenth Century Japan
Leviathan Beached: Maritime Sovereigntyand the Anti-piracy Campaign of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Peter D. Shapinsky
Commerce, Social Networks, and Power in Sixteenth Century Japan, Brian Goldsmith
The Codification of Rule by Status in 16th-17th Century Kyoto, David A. Tite
Hideyoshi's Castle Built in One Night: Logistics, Intelligence, and Combat Engineering in the Battle of Sunomata, David D. Neilson

Session 162: Roundtable: Entrepreneurship in Japan: New Insights into Leadership in Business, Politics and Society

Session 163: Teaching Morals, Strength and Nationalism in Meiji and Taisho Japan
Early-rising Associations, Hotokukai and Seinendan: Educating Japanese Youth to Love and Work for the Nation through Early Rising, Brigitte Steger
Embodied Virtue: Martial Arts and Public Education in Late Meiji Japan, Denis C. Gainty
Placing Morality in the Japanese Classroom, Abigail Schweber

Session 164: Defining Realities: The Politics of the Real and the Surreal in Early Postwar Japanese Photography, Painting, and Performance
Subrealism: Reportage Art and the Work of Realism in Japan’s Early Postwar, Justin Jesty
Japanese Amateur Photographic Practice and the Aesthetics of the Real: A Transwar Perspective, Kerry L. Ross
Reality and its Image: Documentary Photography in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, 1958-1966, Mark Silver
The Unfathomable Heaviness of Being: Finding the Real in the Surrealism of Butô Dance, Bruce P. Baird

Session 184: How the 1960s Became the 1970s in Japan
Football for Rebellious Youths: Calming Culture to End the 1960s, Koichi Haga
Between Inundation and Insurgency: Nakahira Takuma's Urban Photography, Franz Prichard
A View from Occupied Okinawa: The 1972 Reversion Revisited, Yasuhiro Tanaka

Session 185: Learning to Become Japanese: Nationalism and Education in Early Showa Japan
Watsuji Tetsuro as an Educator: Ontology and Education in Wartime Japan, Hans P. Liederbach
Learning Ultra-nationalist Internationalism in Wartime Japan, Jessamyn R. Abel
Spirited Language: Yamada Yoshio, Nationalism and Japanese Education, Paul Clark
Thinking Like a Patriot, Speaking Like an Individual: Yanagita Kunio and Prewar Education, Melek S. Ortabasi

Session 186: Roundtable: Toward a Critical Ainu Studies: A Trans-disciplinary Discussion

Session 187: Performances in Print: Reconstructing Contexts of Early Modern Performance from Scripts, Narratives, and Print Ephemera - Sponsored by the Early Modern Japan Network
Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan on Stage and Page, Satoko Shimazaki
Keeping it Alive: Kabuki Audiences and the Consumption of Print Media, Katherine Saltzman-Li
Serving Up “Tea”-atrical Performance: Chaban as Mise en Scène for Social Allegory and Vernacular Transcription in Early Nineteenth Century Kokkeibon and Gokkan, Dylan McGee

Session 188: Gender-Free Backlash on the Internet and Beyond: National Politics and Feminism in the 21st Century Japan
(Un)making Sense of “Gender-Free” and “Backlash”, Tomomi Yamaguchi
Gender Equality Measures and the Politics of Implementation at the Local Level, Masami Saito
Freedom from What? Definitions of “Gender” in the Gender-Free Controversy, Lauren Kocher
Convergence of Xenophobic Uprising and Feminism Online: Japanese Internet Users' Responses to Mainichi Shimbun's Denigrating Depictions of Japanese Women and Girls, Emi Koyama
Interrupting the “Gender-Free” Backlash on the Internet: Political Implication of “Sociality of Connectedness” in Japanese Cyberspace, Chiki Ogiue

Session 210: Early Modern Kyoto as a Crossroads of Arts and Business - Sponsored by the Japan Art History Forum
When Businessmen Discuss Art: Communities of Arts and Ethics in Ômi Merchant kakun, Patti H. Kameya
Kôetsumura: The Ethics and Anachronisms of Kôetsu’s Commune, William Puck Brecher
A Common Vision: The Role of Kyoto Chônin in Shaping Maruyama Ôkyo's ‘Shasei’ Painting, Pauline A. Ota

Session 211: Childhood and Political Activism in Modern Japan (1890-1950)
The Child as the Basis of Social Change: The Thought and Activism of Ishii Jûji (1865-1914), Tanya S. Maus
Writing Revolutionary Childhood, Samuel E. Perry
Vulnerable Children in a Vulgar Culture: Competing Visions of Child Protection and Entertainment Media in Postwar Japan, Hiromu Nagahara

Session 212: Reform and Modern Japanese Culture
Otaku Reform, Thomas Looser
Democratizing Literature: Noma Hiroshi and the Working-class Writers in the Post-defeat Japan, Richi Sakakibara
Oyama and Cinematic Reform, James R Reichert
"Phonocentric" Voices: Orthographic Reforms in Early Meiji Japan, Atsuko Ueda

Session 225: Political and Economic Change in Japan
Where Have the Loyal LDP Supporters Gone?, Chao-Chi Lin
The Decline of Particularism in Japanese Politics, Gregory W. Noble
Export Credit, Foreign Policy and Development Assistance, A. Maria Toyoda
The Politics of Economic Downturn: The Japanese Case, Kay Shimizu

Session 226: Communicating Religious Legitimacy: Genre and Authenticity in the Medieval Saidaiji Order
Dreaming Mañjusri: Saidaiji and the Transmission from Eison to Shinku, David Quinter
Preaching Authenticity: A Reading of Eison’s Sermons, Lori Meeks
Narrating Transmission: Ninsho’s Toseiden’e and Jianzhen’s Legacy in the Medieval Ritsu (Vinaya) Community, Shinobu Kuranaka

Session 227: Laughing Matters: Comic Narrative and Ideological Contest in Pre-modern Japanese Literature
Moral Conformity and Comic Subversion in Nise Murasaki inaka Genji, Lili Selden
Comedy, Parody and Subversion in Benkei monogatari, Roberta Strippoli
Parodies of Power: Comic Play and Hidden Politics in Narratives of Kiso no Yoshinaka, Vyjayanthi Selinger

Session 242: Roundtable: Mapping the Trajectories of Contemporary Japanese Theory

Session 243: Social Capital and Recovery: Rebuilding after Disasters in Japan
Rebuilding from the Ashes: Social Networks and Postwar Reconstruction in Japan, 1945-55, Rieko Kage
Social Capital and Community Governance: Evidence from a Study of the Kobe Earthquake, Shigeo Tatsuki
Disaster (Mis)management in Japan: The Case of Flight JL 123, Christopher P. Hood
With a Little Help from My Friends: The Role of Local Networks in Disaster Recovery, Daniel P. Aldrich

Session 244: Feminine Extraction: Is There a Female Hermeneutic at Work in How Manyôshû Women Poets Appropriate Chinese Texts?
Rethinking Man’yôshû Onna Uta (“Women’s Poetry”) via Chinese Literature, Atsuko Sano
Princess Nukata and the Birth of Man’yô Poetry, H. Mack Horton
Sovereign Nintoku and His Ladies, Jason P. Webb
Riverbank Courtship: Utagaki and the Formation of Love Poetry, Yongmei Cao