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Session 16: Roundtable: The Earthquake Tsunami Meltdown and Japan’s Future: An interdisciplinary roundtable discussion of post-3.11 Japan

Session 17: Chinese Learning and Japanese Power: Rationalism, Knowledge and the State in Nineteenth-Century Japan.
Scholarship and State in Qing-Tokugawa Relations, Jin Makabe
Meritocracy in a Feudal Order: Examinations, Sino-Skepticism, and the West in Tokugawa Japan., Kiri Paramore
Building A Bureaucracy: Redefinitions of Aptitude and Competence in the Construction of the Meiji Government Elite, Koichiro Matsuda

Session 18: Visual/Textual Appropriation and Trans-Creation in Early Modern Kusazoshi
Theaters of the Book: Imagining the Kabuki Stage in Ryutei Tanehiko’s "Shohon jitate", Satoko Shimazaki
The World of Erotic Illustrated Comic Fiction: Shunga and the Kibyoshi, Aki Ishigami
Re-Inventing Popular Literature: The Legacy of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Kamigata Popular Prose in Kusazoshi, Laura Moretti

Session 19: Japan and the United States in South and Central Asia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of a Rising China
Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: Japan and the United States, Kuniko Ashizawa
China’s Growing Presence in Central-South Asia: China’s Foreign Aid to the Regions and Its Implications for the US-Japan Relations, Shino Watanabe
Stability of Central Asia: An Emerging Issue for Japan-US Cooperation?, Takeshi Yuasa

Session 42: Kyoto's Modern Revolution
Kyoto’s “New” Aristocracy: Re-negotiating Status, Rank, and Identity under the Meiji Regime, Sarah Thal
Modern Kyoto and shinbutsu bunri in the Imperial Household, Hiroshi Takagi
Educated Women, Enlightened City: Girls' Schools (Jokoba) and the Making of 'Modern' Kyoto, Amy Stanley
Shrines, Priests, and Practitioners in modern Kyoto, John Breen

Session 43: Translation and Cross-Cultural Literary Production in Early Twentieth-Century Japan
Translating the Nation: Kuroiwa Ruikô’s Serialized Fictions at the Turn of the 20th Century, Satoru Saito
Translating Images: The Shirakaba School and Post Impressionism, Anri Yasuda
Modernist (Mis)translations: British Modernism and the Poetics of Sagawa Chika, Hitomi Yoshio

Session 44: Japan's International Risk Management: Dealing with Non-Traditional Security Threats
Japan's Maritime Security Strategy, Alexandra Sakaki
Facing Pandemic Risks: The Japanese Response, Kerstin Lukner
From Inside Out: Japan’s International Crisis Management After the Tohoku Earthquake , Axel P. Klein
Resource Dependence as a Non-Traditional Security Threat: Japan's Rare Earth Risk Management Strategies, Kristin Vekasi

Session 45: Political Power and the Relationship Between Gods and Buddhas in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Japan
Tendai Shinto in the Muromachi Period: The Changing Aspects of Sanno Gongen, Satoshi Sonehara
Buddhist Monks and the Heavenly and Earthly Gods in the Muromachi Period: An Examination of "Tenjin Visiting China", Masatoshi Harada
Kitano Shrine and the Muromachi Bakufu in Fifteenth-Century Japan, Akiko Mieda
Memorial Temples and Clan Deities in a Warlord's Religious Network, Christopher M. Mayo

Session 46: Japanese Music, Japanese Sound, Japanese Noise
The Unexpected Collectives: Experimental Assemblages and the Sogetsu Art Center, Miki Kaneda
Yuasa Joji and the Topology of Soundspace, Steven C. Ridgely
Nation, Language, and Very Abrasive Music, Nathaniel M. Smith
The Technocultural Politics of Japanoise, David E. Novak

Session 71: Women’s Bodies and the Nation in 1930s-40s Japanese Narratives
Reading the Bodies of Naichi Women in Japanese Occupied Taiwan, Anne E. Sokolsky
The Meaning of Fat: Okamoto Kanoko's "Nikutai no shinkyoku" (1937), Michiko Suzuki
Nationalizing the Maternal Body , Kimberly Kono
The Properly Feminine Nationalist Body in the Propaganda Kamishibai of Suzuki Noriko, Sharalyn Orbaugh

Session 72: In the Wake of the Tsunami: Perspectives on Religious Responses to the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Divine Punishment? Japanese Rhetorical and Practical Responses to Recent Natural Disasters, Levi McLaughlin
Mobilizing Gratitude: The Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps and the 3-11 Earthquake, Barbara R. Ambros
Disasters and Their Message to Mankind: Different Explanations Within Kofuku no kagaku, Franz Winter
From Relief to Redevelopment. Transitions in Japanese Temple Buddhism, 2011-2012, Tim Graf

Session 73: Murayama Statement: Its Contemporary and Future Implication for the Reconciliation in Asia
Philosophizing the Murayama Statement from Japan’s Perspective, Kazuhiko Togo
Of Words, Actions, and Principles: Chinese Views of the Murayama Statement, Daqing Yang
In Search of the Perfect Apology: Korea’s Responses to the Murayama Statement, Youngshik D. Bong
Beyond Good and Evil: A Taiwanese View on the Murayama Statement, Rwei-Ren Wu
The Politics of Sorry: Japan's Apology Regime from a Comparative Perspective, Thomas U. Berger

Session 74: Culture and Time: The Art of Historical Imagination in the 17th-Century Kyoto Renaissance
Recalibrating the Classical Allusion: Named Objects in Early Seventeenth-Century Kyoto, Andrew Watsky
Visual Anthologies: the Past in the Present in Early Seventeenth-Century Poem-Slip Screens, Tomoko Sakomura
Warriors in the Capital: Kobori Enshu and the Cultural Salons of the Kyoto Renaissance, Morgan Pitelka

Session 100: Ethnographies of “New” Grassroots Racism and Xenophobia in Japan
Tracing the “Conservatives in Action”: Activism, the Internet and the Spread of Xenophobia, Tomomi Yamaguchi
"Racism" in the "Comfort Women" Dispute, Masami Saito
“Civic Protest” Caravan Coming to Town: Hate Speech, the Internet, and the Surreal Construction of Reality, Youngmi Lim
Who Are "We"?: "Our" Ethnoscape and Korean School in Kyoto, Japan, Haeng-ja Chung
North-Korea-Phobia in Contemporary Japan: A Case Study of Political Attacks on Korean Ethnic Schools, Ryuta Itagaki

Session 101: Old Capital, New City: Art and Design in Twentieth-Century Kyoto - Sponsored by the Japan Art History Foundation
Okazaki Park as Kyoto's Modern Center, Alice Y. Tseng
Naturalism at the International Expositions: The Ascendancy of Kyoto Artistic Style as a Global Symbol of Japan's "Civilized" Status in the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Julia Elizabeth Sapin
The Shinkoten Art Exhibition as an Index of Tradition and Modernity in Meiji-era Kyoto, John Szostak
Modern Kyoto's Networks for Patronizing Religion and Art, Yasuko Tsuchikane

Session 102: The Spaces of Democracy in Postwar Japan
Morito Tatsuo’s Bunka Kokka-ron: State Power, the Citizen, and the “Nation of Culture” in the Early Postwar Era , Peter Siegenthaler
The View from the Highway: Urban Space and Civic Life in Olympic-era Tokyo, Bruce R. Suttmeier
The “Civil Contract” of Photography and the 1960 Anpo Crisis, Julia Adeney Thomas

Session 103: Individual Papers: Legal, Culinary, & National Enviroment in Japan
Articulating Catastrophe: Emotions and Politics in the Writings of Tanaka Shozo, Michael Facius
A Question of Dependence: Environmental Collaboration Between Buuiness and Civil Society in Japan, Susanne Brucksch
Wine as the Agent of Transition: The Oenophile and the Sommelier in Japanese Popular Culture, Jason C. Jones
Rewriting the Rules: Waterways, Local Interest, and Regional Conflict in Northern Miyagi, 1892-1894, Christopher Craig

Session 112: Innovation or Immobilism? Japan’s Political Economy One Year After the Earthquake
Japan in the Wake of Disaster: Explaining Political Immobilism , Patricia L. Maclachlan
The Work – Welfare Nexus in Post-Sisaster Japan: Deepening Social Risks or New Opportunities for a Better Work-Life Balance?, Karen Shire
Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Japan’s Business Response After the Tohoku Disaster, Ulrike Schaede

Session 126: The Meaning of Health: The Spread of Discourses on Life and Well-Being in Early 20th-Century Japan
In the Shade of the Cypress: Shimada Shakusô and Life through Literature in Hansen's Disease Hospitals, Kathryn M. Tanaka
Posters and Politics: Red Cross Hygiene and International Health Education in the Interwar Period, Greg DePies
Peoples' Remedies or Social Poisons? -- Japanese Patent Medicines and the Unevenness of Western Medicine, Timothy M. Yang
Individuated Life, Collective Death - Insuring Vitality in Modern Japan, Sean K. Callaghan

Session 127: Performing Feminist Cultural Politics in Japan from the 1970s to the Present
Matsumoto Michiko and the Politics of Visual Culture in 1970s Japan, Vera C. Mackie
Feminist, Lesbian-Feminist, and Commercial Transfigurations of The Hite Report in Japan, James Welker
Tele-Visual Teleologies of Feminist Politics: Three Films on the Japanese Women’s Liberation Movement, Setsu Shigematsu
Feminist Artist Ito Tari: Performing the Invisible in Contemporary Japan, Rebecca S. Jennison

Session 128: Japan’s Development Visions and Projects in Asia from the Imperial to Post-War Era
Legacies of “Co-Prosperity” in Postwar Japan’s Extraction of Indonesian Energy , Eric G. Dinmore
Japanese Development Consultancies and Neo-Colonial Power in Southeast Asia, Aaron S. Moore
Lessons from Construction Among Japanese Civil Engineers in 20th Century Asia, Ryuichi Tanigawa
Imagination and Knowledge: Boken Dankichi and the Pre-War Japanese Perception of “Development”, Jin Sato
From “Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity” to “Southeast Asian Development”: Evolving Japanese Visions of Asia, Janis A. Mimura

Session 155: “It’s Not a Religion”: Negotiating Religiosity in Modern Japan
Formations of the Shinto Secular, Jason A. Josephson
Between Buddhism and Self-Cultivation: The “Movement for Truth” of the Late 1930s, Micah L. Auerback
Reiki and the Discursive Spaces of New Age and Spirituality in Japan, Justin Stein

Session 156: Consumption and Economic Development in Modern Japan
The Role of Housework in Everyday Life: Another Aspect of Consumption in Modern Japan, Masayuki Tanimoto
Adopting a Comparative Perspective on Japan's Consumption History, Janet E. Hunter
Reviving Tradition: Patients and the Shaping of Japan's Traditional Medicines Industry, Maki Umemura
Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice Cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan, Helen Macnaughtan
Golf Clubbing in Japan, Angus Lockyer

Session 157: Post-Earthquake Ethics and Methodologies: The Impact of Environmental Crises on Japanese Studies
Post-human bioethics – Nakazawa Shinichi’s "Baroque in the Forest" (1992), Takushi Odagiri
Degendering Ecodegradation and Rethinking Ecofeminisms in the Writing of Kurihara Sadako, Sakaki Nanao, and Ishimure Michiko , Karen L. Thornber
The Domestic Turn in Japanese Environmental Writing, Christine L. Marran

Session 158: Roundtable: "Tokyo Boogie Woogie" Crosses the Pacific

Session 180: Temporality and Constructions of the Self in East Asia
The Spiritual Centering of Christian Korea, Nicholas H. Harkness
Future as Return: Negotiating the Past in the Development Work of a Japanese NGO, Chika Watanabe
Trust in change: Temporality and affective relationships among graduates of Japanese children’s homes , Kathryn E. Goldfarb
Brave New World: The Disaster Volunteer as Society’s Inter-Temporal Train , Ryo Morimoto
“Pseudo-synchronicity,” self-effacement, and the techno-semiotic scheduling of togetherness in Japanese social media, Shunsuke Nozawa

Session 181: The Movement of People and ‘Japan’ - Mobility, Migration, and Place
‘Japan’ and ‘Okinawa’ in Motion: With a Focus on Nikkei-Peruvian Migrants, Chikako Yamawaki
Conflicted Belonging: Chinese Migrants in Tokyo and ‘Place’, Jamie Coates
Migrants and the Indigenous: On the Formation of ‘Hokkaido’ as Colonial Place, Mark J. Winchester
Conflict Between the Control of Mobility and Government by Settlement in Manchukuo, Asako Takano

Session 182: No Ideas But in Things: Material Culture as Common Ground in Contemporary Japanese Cultural Studies
From Nanban Fashion to Keitai Crosses: Christian Paraphernalia in Contemporary Shojo Manga, Rebecca M. Suter
The Mystery of Sugar and Sweetness: French-Style Cake and Beautiful Boys in Shojo Manga, Grace Ting
Collecting Knowledge: Folklore and the Database in TV Anime Narrative, Deborah Shamoon
Things that Think: Girls, Objects, and Interiority in Ogawa Yoko’s Miina no koshin (Mena’s Procession), Eve K. Zimmerman

Session 183: Roundtable: Archiving Disaster in the Digital Age: Japan Since March 11

Session 209: The Romance of Japanese Manhood: Traces of the Old Manly Man in the “New” Japanese Masculinity
Recreating Cultural Discourse of Masculinity: Japanese Fathers Who Took Paternity Leave, Saori Yasumoto
Boys of the Academie des Naifs: Performing Status, Hierarchy, and Masculinity on Reality TV, Cindi Sturtz Sreetharan
Otokomae: Traditional Japanese Manliness Revisited and Romanced, Janet S. Shibamoto-Smith

Session 210: Women in Noh
The Construction of Japanese Noh Theatre as a Masculine Art: an Analysis of its Traditional and Modern Discourses , Ryoko Aoki
The Gendered Body in Noh Practice and Performance , Katrina L. Moore
Players, Performances and Existence of Women’s Noh: Focusing on the Articles Run in the Japanese General Newspapers , Yusuke Suzumura

Session 211: Geographies of Childhood: Japanese Negotiations of Global Children's Culture
Masquerading Heroes: Identity Politics in Cold War Japan, Jonathan E. Abel
Being Alice in Japan: Negotiating Cuteness and Autonomy , Masafumi Monden
Big Bird in Japan: The Rise and Fall of Sesame Street, Alisa Freedman
"Akage no An" in Japanese Girl Culture: The Translation of Anne of Green Gables, Akiko Uchiyama
Rites and Passages: Anne of Green Gables Fandom in Japan, Brian R. Bergstrom

Session 212: Individual Papers: Conflict in and Around Japan
Student Activism, White-Collar Life, and Political Maturity: Tenko in 1950s Japan, Adam P. Bronson
Civil Soceity in the Making: Japanese Demobilized Soldiers in Media and Associations, Birgit Schneider
Sanshin Materiality: Cultural Memory, Hybridity, and Representation in Okinawa, James E. Roberson
Military Base Politics in Japan: Beyond Futenma and Okinawa, Robert J. Weiner
Nishijin to MK Taxi: Ethnographic Inquiry to Zainichi Korean Entrepreneurialism in Kyoto, Japan, Sarah Kashani

Session 225: The Politics of Information Governance in Japan, the Asia-Pacific, and Beyond
The Irresistible Technology Meets the Slow-Moving Politics: The Politics and Policies Surrounding Cloud Computing in the US and Japan, Kenji E. Kushida
Information Communication Technology and the Politics of Privacy in Japan and the United States, Eiji Kawabata
Transparency and Democracy: Access to Information Laws in India, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom, Yuko Kasuya
Regional cooperation for ICT standardization in Northeast Asia: The case of CJK-SITE, Heejin Lee
Regional cooperation for ICT standardization in Northeast Asia: The case of CJK-SITE, Jooyoung Kwak

Session 237: Roundtable: Coherent Connections in Japanese Language Education: The J-GAP Multi-Country Articulation Project - Sponsored by the Association for Teachers of Japanese

Session 238: Being and Becoming Middle Class in Modern Japan
Middle Class Music? Popular Songs and the Transformation of Japan's Mass Culture Critics , Hiromu Nagahara
Cultural Diplomacy and Mass Consumerism in Modern Japan, Sang Mi Park
Budding Student Middle Class: The Red Gate Student Consumption Cooperative and Student Life at Wartime Todai , Jamyung Choi

Session 239: Print, Poetry, and Prestige: Kanshibun and Media in Nineteenth-Century Japan
The Flowering of Popular Kanshi Poets in the Late Edo Period, Mari Nagase
“And you may contribute a verse:” early Meiji kanshi media , Matthew Fraleigh
Seigai, Shiki and the Literature of Dialogue: Poetry Exchanges in Meiji Newspapers, Robert Tuck

Session 240: Narrating the Past in Premodern Japan: The Flexibility of the Yuisho (Historical Genealogy) and the Rewriting of the Past
The Yuisho of the Samurai Class in the Premodern Period: A Case Study of “the Kumagai Family Documents.”, Kiyoshi Jinno
The Genealogy of the Samurai Family in Compilation of the Kaden in the Premodern Period: A Case of the Kutsuna Clan, Kana Kobayashi
“Fit for Foreigners”: Interpretive Authority over the Chinese and Dutch at Nagasaki, Hansun Hsiung
Legitimizing with the Past: Yuisho of Tsujudajima Fishermen and Their Narrative Strategies, Akira Shimizu

Session 264: The DPJ: Assessing the First Two Years in Theory and Practice
Building a Party: Candidate Selection in the Democratic Party of Japan, Daniel M. Smith
The Development of DPJ Partisanship: From a Fraction to a Majority (and Back Again?), Yukio Maeda
DPJ Ministerial Selection and Durability: A Long Term Perspective, Mikitaka Masuyama
The Democratic Party of Japan’s New (But Failing) Grand Security Strategy: From “Reluctant Realism” to “Resentful Realism”?, Christopher W. Hughes

Session 265: Atoms for Peace and War: The Role of Science and Scientists in Japan’s Nuclear Past
History of Radiation Effects on Human Bodies and Genes: Atomic Bombs to Fukushima, Tomoko Y. Steen
Radiation Sickness, Popular Medical Discourse, and Social Discrimination in Early Postwar Japan, Maika Nakao
The Lucky Dragon Incident, Radioactive Fallout, and the Politics of Risk Knowledge in Early Postwar Japan, Toshihiro Higuchi
An Intellectual Struggle against the Bomb: The Pugwash Conferences and Japanese Scientists, 1954-1963, Akira Kurosaki

Session 266: Loss and Recovery in/and Modern Japanese Literature
Literary Responses to Death and Funerals in Modern Japan , Michihiro Ama
War Trauma, Reenactment and Recovery in Okuizumi Hikaru’s “The Stones Cry Out” , David C. Stahl
Mourning the Loss of Empire and Hayashi Fumiko's "Floating Clouds" , Jonathan Glade
Obasute Narratives and the Japanese Phenomenology of Loss in Old Age , Jason A. Danely

Session 267: Rethinking the Kyoto School in Relation to Capitalist Modernity
Commodity Fetishism and the Fetishism of Nothingness – The Problem of Intention and Explanation in Nishida Kitarô's Basho (1926)., Elena Lange
On the Concept of Contradiction in Marx and Nishida, William Haver
Tosaka Jun and the Critique of Ideology, Robert Stolz
The Logic of Dialectics in Tanabe Hajime, Takeshi Kimoto
The Politics of Repentance: Tanabe Hajime’s Zangedo in Historical Perspective, Max Ward

Session 268: Cultural Politics of Taiwan Daily News Published in Japanese in Taiwan Under Japanese Rule
The Taiwan Daily News and TAKAMATSU Toyojiro, the founder of cinema in Taiwan, Yukari Yoshihara
How to Make Nationalistic Literature: Shimata Kinji and the Russo-Japanese War in Taiwan Daily News , Peichen Wu
Taiwan Daily News and Japanese colonial policy of expansion to South East Asia --- how the figures of Koxinga and Robinson Crusoe were made instrumental to it, Yishin Wu
The Massacre of the Ethnic Korean after 1923 Kanto Earthquake, as was represented in Ema’s novel, published on Taiwan Daily News, Maki Eguchi

Session 288: Creative Industries and Cultural Action in Japan
The Eclipse of Intellectual and the Ellipse of Action: Circle Movements and Creative Industries in Japan, Toshiya Ueno
What if the Female Manager of a K-On Light Music Club Read Marshall McLuhan’s "Understanding Media"?, Marc Steinberg
Miku, Virtual Idol, as Platform: From Creative Industries to Collaborative Creativity, Ian Condry
Redefining Japan Brand: New Strategies for the Japanese Culture Industries, Kukhee Choo

Session 289: Rethinking Political Theory in Postwar Japan: The Legacy of Heterodox Marxism
Capital’s Topology: Origin, Surface, Fold, Gavin Walker
Conceptualizing Civil Society and Transformative Political Practice in Postwar Japan: The Cases of Umemoto Katsumi and Kakehashi Akihide , Viren V. Murthy
Uno Kozo and the Political Ramification of the Global Crisis of Capitalism, Ken C. Kawashima
Inside or Outside the World Republic: Marx in Light of Karatani Kojin - and Vice Versa , Christian Uhl

Session 290: Nature's Laboratory: Science, Technology, and Environmental Resources in Japanese Manchuria
Earth to Empire: Japanese Geological Research in Manchuria, 1920-1945, Sakura Christmas
Imperial Husbandry: Hunters, Herders, and Scientists in Early Twentieth-Century Manchuria, C. J. Huang
The Northeast Asian Nitrogen Pump: The Manchurian Soy Bean in Japan's Green Revolution, 1895-1941, Paul Kreitman
Fueling Fears: Energy Scarcity, Shale Oil Development, and Japan's Imperial Enterprise in Manchuria, Victor Seow

Session 291: New Perspectives on Heian Culture
Heian Cosmopolitanism in a Northern Song Painting of Kongque Mingwang at Ninnaji, Mimi Yiengpruksawan
Why Li Jiao? : On the Reception of Tang Poetry in Heian Japan, Brian R. Steininger
Poems and Things, Poems as Things: Daijoe byobu waka and Suhama, Edward Kamens
Incomparable Cities: Literary Refractions of Heian-kyo and Augustan Rome, Wiebke Denecke

Session 312: Reconsidering Liberalism in Wartime Japan
Yanaihara Tadao: The Case of Civic Nationalism, Ryoko Nakano
Royama Masamichi and the State of Exception in the Pacific, Kenneth Mark Anderson
Liberal Internationalism and its Discontents: Yabe Teiji’s New Order in the Pacific War, Jeremy A. Yellen
Okochi Kazuo and Liberal Interventionism in Wartime Social Policy, Akiko Ishii

Session 313: Problematizing the Funny Business of Rakugo: Discourse, Gender, and Identity in Tokyo and Osaka
Edokko Appetites: Food and Identity in Edo Rakugo, Lorna M. Brau
Why Merchants Couldn’t Sell in the Capital: Differing Themes and Humor in Kamigata and Tokyo Rakugo, Matthew W. Shores
Do Ogres Speak the Osaka Dialect?: Locality, Identity and Speech in Kamigata Rakugo, Noriko Watanabe
Female Storytellers in Tokyo and Osaka, Till Weingaertner

Session 314: Marginality and Eccentricity in Meiji Japan
Anatomy of Ineffectuality: Revisiting the Fugusha Persona, Marvin Marcus
Eccentrics, Empire, and National Identity: The Meiji Canonization of Kinsei kijinden (Eccentrics of Our Times, 1790), Patti H. Kameya
Hail Our Nation’s Useless Losers: Meiji Eccentrics Vindicated, William Puck Brecher
Poking Fun at Fuzukawa: Parody and the Critique of the Meiji Enlightenment, M. William Steele

Session 315: Capturing Contemporary Japan
Family Ties and Consequences in Challenging Times, Glenda S Roberts
Wives and Husbands in a Straitened Japan, Gordon C. Mathews
Changing Meanings of Work, Family, and Aging for Single Women in Japan, Lynne Nakano
Re-creating Connections: Childrearing Support for Mothers of Preschoolers Living in Tokyo, Satsuki Kawano
How Japanese Religious Organizations Are Attempting to Adapt to Post-Bubble Rises in Poverty and Suicide , Mary Picone

Session 342: Post-Occupation Culture in 1950s Japan
Setsuwa-bungaku Studies in the 1950s, Hiroshi Araki
Arechi-ha (the “Wasteland” School) and the Japanese Poetic Circles in the 1950s, Jae-gon Suh
Brocaded Memories, Nishijin (1961), Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
How to Reestablish ‘Japanese’ Philosophy: The Kyoto School in the Post-Occupation Period, Yasuo Deguchi

Session 343: Out of the Rubble: Resilience and Recovery After Disaster
Challenges and Their Solutions in Counter-Disaster Measures for People with Special Needs Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Shigeo Tatsuki
The Rebuilding of Japan’s Housing Stock in the Wake of World War II, Rieko Kage
Networks in Disaster: The Role of Social Capital in Recovery, Daniel P. Aldrich

Session 344: "Post-Bubble" Contemporary Art in Japan: Toward an Art History of the 1990s and After
Continuities and New Affinities in the Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art in the West Before and After 1990, Kiyoko Mitsuyama-Wdowiak
Nihonga Beside Itself: Contemporary Japanese Art’s Engagement with the Position and Meaning of a Modern Painting Tradition, Matthew Larking
Little Sister, Big Girl: Tabaimo and the Gendering of Japanese Contemporary Art, Kirstin Ringelberg

Session 345: Researching Early Modern and Modern History of Japan with Shashi - Sponsored by the Japanese Companies Histories (Shashi) Interest Group
The Limits of an Indispensable History: Nittsu's Company History as a Guide to the Early Modern Origins of Japan's Modern Communications, Charles A. Andrews
The Great Kanto Earthquake as Seen in Shashi, Yuriko Kadokura
The March Forward: The Mechanization of Shoe Production in Meiji Japan, Martha Chaiklin

Session 367: New Approaches to Sex Work in Modern Japan
Ambiguous Etiology: Licensed Prostitution, Human Rights, and Social Control, Bill Mihalopoulos
The Panpan, Prostitutes on the Streets vs. Women Activists: Women as Economic Actors and Policy Makers in the Occupation , Holly V. Sanders
Disease and the Body Politic: Explaining the Epidemic of Venereal Disease in Occupied Japan, Sarah Kovner

Session 368: Tradition in the Service of Modern Identities in Japanese Pre-War Literature
Performing the Nation in Maedakô Hiroichirô’s Santô senkyaku (Third-Class Passengers), Kristina S. Vassil
Re-imagining the idealized past in Ashikari, Jeremy R. Robinson
Reading Japan in Tanizaki’s “In Praise of Shadows”, Jan C. Leuchtenberger

Session 369: Reactions and Protests from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Media and Cultural Perspectives of Japan and the World
Challenging Media Myths: Anti-Nuclear Songs in the Post-Fukushima Era, Michele Mason
Media Framing of Protesting People in the Streets: a Case Study of the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis, Seongbin Hwang
Cultural Framing of "Heroes" in Time of Crisis: a Comparative Analysis of Japanese and Western Media, Journalistic Practice, and Audience Response, Masato Kajimoto
Linking Frames and Focusing Events: Comparing Japanese and Western Presentations of the Fukushima Incident, Steven B. Rothman
Major Newspapers and Nuclear Energy Policy in Japan: Why They Supported and Are Divided Today, Shunichi Takekawa
Mobilizing Bias and Constructing Risk Perception in the Japanese Nuclear Crisis, Kyle Cleveland

Session 370: Readers and Visuality: Literary and Artistic Modes in 19th- and 20th-Century Japan
From Yomihon to Gôkan: Adaptation of Kyokutei Bakin’s Hakkenden , James Reichert
Signatures of the Self: The (In)Visibility of Writing in Meiji Letters, Hoyt J. Long
Alternative Press: Shirakaba’s Influence on Modern Japanese Art, Erin Schoneveld
An International of the Mind: Visuality as Solidarity in Proletarian Journals, Ann Sherif

Session 371: The Politics of Japanese National Symbols
Going Postal – Empire Building through Miniature Messages on German and Japanese Stamps, Fabian Bauwens
Symbols of Exclusion: Constructing Foreigners in Japan and Korea, Erin A. Chung
Contested Symbols and Negotiations of Japaneseness; Civil Society and Citizen activism surrounding Japan’s Constitution, Anthem-Flag Law, and 3/11 Disaster., Millie Creighton
Re-presenting the State: the Politics of the Kokka as a National Symbol in Modern Japan , Kevin M. Doak
Making Japanese Tea: Towards a Praxeology of National Symbols, Kristin Surak