Forthcoming Book Reviews

The following book reviews have been received at Pacific Affairs and will be published in the print edition within the next 12-18 months. Please note that minor textual changes may occur before final publication in our print and official online edition (hosted at IngentaConnect and here).

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OTAKU AND THE STRUGGLE FOR IMAGINATION IN JAPAN | By Patrick W. GalbraithOTAKU AND THE STRUGGLE FOR IMAGINATION IN JAPAN | By Patrick W. Galbraith
Thomas Looser | April 9, 2021

URBAN MIGRANTS IN RURAL JAPAN: Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society | By Susanne KlienURBAN MIGRANTS IN RURAL JAPAN: Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society | By Susanne Klien
Jeff Kingston | April 9, 2021

THE BUSINESS REINVENTION OF JAPAN: How to Make Sense of the New Japan and Why It Matters | By Ulrike SchaedeTHE BUSINESS REINVENTION OF JAPAN: How to Make Sense of the New Japan and Why It Matters | By Ulrike Schaede
Saadia M. Pekkanen | March 23, 2021

SPECIAL DUTY: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community | By Richard J. SamuelsSPECIAL DUTY: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community | By Richard J. Samuels
Paul Midford | March 23, 2021

REFRAMING DISABILITY IN MANGA | By Yoshiko OkuyamaREFRAMING DISABILITY IN MANGA | By Yoshiko Okuyama
Kathryn Hemmann | March 23, 2021

INTO THE FIELD: Human Scientists of Transwar Japan | By Miriam Kingsberg KadiaINTO THE FIELD: Human Scientists of Transwar Japan | By Miriam Kingsberg Kadia
Timothy S. George | March 23, 2021

BEYOND THE GENDER GAP IN JAPAN | Edited by Gill SteelBEYOND THE GENDER GAP IN JAPAN | Edited by Gill Steel
Akiko Yasuike | February 12, 2021

THE ABE DOCTRINE: Japan’s Proactive Pacifism and Security Strategy | By Daisuke Akimoto \\ THE ICONOCLAST: Shinzō Abe and the New Japan | By Tobias S. HarrisTHE ABE DOCTRINE: Japan’s Proactive Pacifism and Security Strategy | By Daisuke Akimoto \\ THE ICONOCLAST: Shinzō Abe and the New Japan | By Tobias S. Harris
Andrew Oros | February 12, 2021