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Author Interview: John Dougill

John Dougill grew up in Grimsby, England. Since 1988 he has lived in Kyoto, Japan, where he is professor of British Studies at Ryukoku University. He has written numerous books about Japan (on travel, religion, and history) and England. His 2012 In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians: A Story of Suppression, [...]

Silence • Shusaku Endo

Endo’s Silence: the Grim Japanese Novel behind Martin Scorsese’s New Film Reviewed by Eric Mader The first Christian missionaries arrived in Japan in 1549. By 1583, an estimated 200,000 Japanese, from both the upper classes and the peasantry, had converted to the new faith, convincing the Catholic Jesuits who had [...]

How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? • Shannon Young (Editor)

How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? True Stories of Expat Women in Asia explores the feminine side of expat life. Edited by Hong Kong-based writer Shannon Young, the anthology covers the stories of 26 women, mostly split between China, Hong Kong and Japan (from Tokyo to Fukushima), and differs [...]