electronic journal of
contemporary japanese studies

Index of peer reviewed articles

This section of the electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies publishes academic research articles in the social sciences on contemporary Japan.  All articles have been been passed for publication according to a strict process of double-blind peer review.

Articles in 2017

7. Assimilating into the Japanese Labour Market: Challenges Faced by Chinese Migrant Construction Industry Workers
Dennis C. McCornac and Rong Zhang
Posted: 27 August 2017
6. Caregiving and Japanese welfare: Japanese citizens in Singapore
Ying Shan Kung
Posted: 27 August 2017
5. ‘I Like You’: Desire for the Alien Other in FLCL
Satoko Kakihara
Posted: 27 August 2017
4. Masochism in Contemporary Japanese Women’s Fiction
David Holloway
Posted: 27 August 2017
3. A ‘Japanese’ Cinema of Reassurance
Andrea Germer, Rafael Vinicius Martins, Tianqi Zhou
Posted: 27 August 2017
2. Wired:: Ghosts in the S[hell]
Kathy Nguyen
Posted: 23 April 2017
1. Japan’s 2009 and 2012 House of Representative’s elections revisited: An Investment Theory of Party Competition analysis
Dominic Clouston
Posted: 23 April 2017

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Articles in 2016

11. Contemporary Realities and Future Dreams of Oki Islands Youth
Firouz Gaini
Posted: 6 January 2017
10. Pixiv as a Contested Online Artistic Space in-between Gift and Commercial Economies in an Age of Participatory Culture
Kohki Watabe and Yasuhito Abe
Posted: 23 December 2016
9. Naming names: Talking about new Japanese naming practices
Giancarla Unser-Schutz
Posted: 23 December 2016
8. From Night Soil to Washlet—The Material Culture of Japanese Toilets
Marta E. Szczygiel
Posted: 23 December 2016
7. The National Flag and Citizens’ Views toward their Country in Japan: Survey Experiment
Satoshi Machida
Posted: 28 August 2016
6. Different classification results on the same loan: Evidence from Japanese corporate lending in the USA
Kanji Kitamura
Posted: 28 August 2016
5. Comprehensive Security 2.0: (Re)applying a Distinctive Security Concept to the 3/11 Disasters
B. Bryan Barber IV
Posted: 28 August 2016
4. What is My Role? Portrayals of Citizenship in Japanese Broadcast Journalism
Jun Tsukada
Posted: 30 April 2016
3. Gyo and Collective Memory
Barbara Greene
Posted: 30 April 2016
2. The war that cannot be learned from textbooks or the national identity discourse that can be perceived in media? An analysis of Japanese mainstream media narratives on the Asia-Pacific War
Yunuen Ysela Mandujano-Salazar
Posted: 30 April 2016
1. Speaking To Animals: Japan And The Welfare Of Companion Animals
Cassandra Atherton and Glenn Moore
Posted: 30 April 2016

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Articles in 2015

13. Examining Japanese youth’s perception of political citizenship: What is my normative role in democracy?
Jun Tsukada
Posted: 13 December 2015
12. Mamoru Oshii's Exploration of the Potentialities of Consciousness in a Globalised Capitalist Network
Artur Lozano-Méndez
Posted: 13 December 2015
11. Toward an Ethos of Relationality: Radical Eroticism and Collective Becoming in Ueda Sayuri’s Zeusu no ori
Raechel Dumas
Posted: 13 December 2015
10. Negotiating the salaryman’s hegemonic masculinity in Murakami’s A Wild Sheep Chase
Laura Clark
Posted: 13 December 2015
9. The perverse stereotype of the Japanese man in the British media
Perry Hinton
Posted: 30 August 2015
8. Japanese university students’ life satisfaction and their intentions to travel/study abroad
Bình Nghiêm-Phú
Posted: 30 August 2015
7. Japan’s 2012 National Debate on Energy and Environment Policy: Unprecedented but Short-Lived Public Influence
Philip White
Posted: 30 August 2015
6. Across the Blue Pacific: The Japanese Heritage on American Soil
Kaoru Yamamoto
Posted: 19 April 2015
5. Power games in a virtual world: the case of Dragon Quest X
Noboru Sakai
Posted: 19 April 2015
4. Coming out in Japan: A survey of attitudes among university students
Robert Ó’Móchain
Posted: 19 April 2015
3. The Advent of Liberal Democratic Multiculturalism? A Case Study of Multicultural Coexistence Policies in Japan
Stephen Robert Nagy
Posted: 19 April 2015
2. Japan’s Civil Society from Kobe to Tohoku: Impact of Policy Changes on Government-NGO Relationship and Effectiveness of Post-Disaster Relief
Rachel Leng
Posted: 19 April 2015
1. Silencing the Voices in Tokyo’s First Ever Local Referendum: Is Japanese Civil Society Really Flourishing?
Chris Burgess
Posted: 19 April 2015

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Articles in 2014

13. Conflicting Immunities: Priorities of Life and Sovereign amid the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
Adam Brionowski
Posted: 23 December 2014
12. Happy Wives or Hungry Witches? Non-Japanese Wives on Japanese Television
Carl Gabrielson
Posted: 23 December 2014
11. Downshifting and Sustainability in Japan: A Comparative Study of Living with Less
Jeanine Schreurs
Posted: 23 December 2014
10. The Diffusion of New Public Management Strategy in Japan: To What Extent Does a Japanese Local Government Organization Change
Chie Yorozu
Posted: 23 December 2014
9. Trends of Fiction in 2000s Japanese Pop Culture
Motoko Tanaka
Posted: 29 July 2014
8. Why Do the Japanese Wear Masks?—A short historical review
Mitsutoshi Horii
Posted: 29 July 2014
7. When French Fries Go Viral: Mobile Media and the Transformation of Public Space in McDonald’s Japan
Kelly Hansen
Posted: 29 July 2014
6. The 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War and the Transformation of Japan’s Relations with China in Diplomacy and Discourse
Robert Hoppens
Posted: 29 July 2014
5. Illegality from Within: The Sustenance of Migrant Illegality in Japan
Joselito Jimenez
Posted: 31 March 2014
4. Cultural Accountability for Business-Practice Differences and Beyond: A Comparative Study on Bank Loan Classification between Japan and the USA
Kanji Kitamura
Posted: 31 March 2014
3. Flagging the national identity, reinforcing Japaneseness: the case of the national idols pre- and post-2011
Yunuen Mandujano
Posted: 31 March 2014
2. Nostalgic Asianism in Postwar Japan: The TV Drama Kaikestu Harimau
Ryoko Nakano
Posted: 31 March 2014
1. Rural Queer Associations: Metropolitan Homonormativity & Gay Communities in Rural Japan
Alex Benkhart
Posted: 31 March 2014

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Articles in 2013

23. Digression and indirectness in Japanese writing: Implications for education in the Asian century
Dilhara Darshana Premaratne
Posted: 15 December 2013
22. Peace Lessons: Melodramatic, Visceral and Moral Strategies in the Postwar Japanese Antiwar Film
Bianca Briciu
Posted: 15 December 2013
21. The Japan-Australia Security Alignment: Its Development and the Implications for Regional Integration of the Asia-Pacific
Daisuke Akimoto
Posted: 15 December 2013
20. The Raising of bilingual haafu children in contemporary Japan
Barry Kavanagh
Posted: 15 December 2013
19. Negotiating Gendered Space on Japanese Commuter Trains
Brigitte Steger
Posted: 6 October 2013
18. Japanese elders’ perceptions of the impact of Home and Community based Long Term Care services on quality of life and independence
Frances Wilby, Caren J. Frost, Scott Sorensen, Ruth Gerritsen-McKane, Reiko Hayashi, Yomei Nakatani, and Sakoto Oyama
Posted: 6 October 2013
17. Exploring Direct Trading Relationships between Manufacturers and Large Retailers in Japan
Stefania Lottanti
Posted: 6 October 2013
16. Domesticity, Criminality, and Part-Time Work: Female Bodily Economy in Kirino Natsuo’s Auto
Raechel Dumas
Posted: 6 October 2013
15. Sustainability as Community: Healing in a Japanese Ecovillage
William P. Brecher
Posted: 6 October 2013
14. The Authenticity of the Other: The Kuiraishi-no-ki and Japanese Ritual Puppet Theatre
Darren Jon Ashmore
Posted: 6 October 2013
13. Appropriating Yaoi and Boys Love in the Philippines: Conflict, Resistance and Imaginations Through and Beyond Japan
Tricia Abigail Santos Fermin
Posted: 6 October 2013
12. Ethical and Legal Issues in Teaching about Japanese Popular Culture to Undergraduate Students in Australia
Mark McLelland
Posted: 6 September 2013
11. Leadership, Strategy, and Policy Entrepreneurship in Japanese Security Politics: A Comparison of Three Prime Ministerships
Daniel Clausen
Posted: 29 May 2013
10. A Theoretical Analysis of Japan’s Changing Security Identity: Through the Application of Analytical Eclecticism
Daisuke Akimoto
Posted: 24 May 2013
9. Government Stooge or Public Advocate? Japanese Newspaper Coverage of Government Policies Toward China
Mary M. McCarthy
Posted: 24 May 2013
8. Language edutainment on Japanese television: Just what are learners learning?
Lachlan Jackson and Belinda Kennett
Posted: 24 May 2013
7. The Era of Dual Life: The Shin-Issei, the Japanese Contemporary Migrants to the U.S.
Hirosuke Hyodo
Posted: 24 May 2013
6. Local Foreign Suffrage in Kawasaki City: The Changing State of Voting Rights in Japan
David Green
Posted: 24 May 2013
5. New Challenges After Fukushima: Nuclear Energy, Critical Junctures and Regional Development Policies in Japan
Thomas Feldhoff
Posted: 24 May 2013
4. Fusing Nationalisms in Postwar Japan: The Battleship Yamato and Popular Culture
Shunichi Takekawa
Posted: 17 February 2013
3. Is the use of kanji increasing in the Japanese writing system?
Dilhara Darshana Premaratne
Posted: 17 February 2013
2. ‘Rapelay’ and the problem of legal reform in Japan: Government regulation of graphically animated pornography
Nakasatomi Hiroshi
Posted: 17 February 2013
1. Kōmeitō in Japanese Politics
Daisuke Akimoto
Posted: 17 February 2013

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Articles in 2012

9. New Horizons: Women and the Shakuhachi
Martha Fabrique
Posted: 26 October 2012
8. Conflicting Desires: K-pop Idol Girl Group Flows in Japan in the Era of Web 2.0
Sun Jung and Yukie Hirata
Posted: 26 October 2012
7. An inquiry into Japanese egalitarianism: A mechanism causing Japan’s transition failure
Yasushi Suzuki
Posted: 26 October 2012
6. The Birth of Shinkankaku-ha Bungejidai journal and Paul Morand
Azusa Omura
Posted: 1 May 2012
5. Zen and Science
Erez Joskovich
Posted: 1 May 2012
4. Play and Empowerment: The Role of Alternative Space in Social Movements
Carl Cassegård
Posted: 1 May 2012
3. Nationalism, Materialism, and Preferences for the US and East Asian Countries in Japan
Kenichi Ishii
Posted: 1 May 2012
2. Gentlemanly Capitalism and the Club: Expatriate Social Networks in Meiji Kobe
Darren L. Swanson
Posted: 1 May 2012
1. Them and Us: Perceptions of the Japanese Among the Foreign Community: Race Theory and Race Relations in Post-Extraterritorial Japan
Darren L. Swanson
Posted: 1 May 2012

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Articles in 2011

7. Re-Narrating Social Class and Masculinity in Neoliberal Japan: An Examination of the Media Coverage of the 'Akihabara Incident' of 2008
Slater, David and Galbraith, Patrick W.
Posted: 30 September 2011

6. Inheriting the Legacy of the Souls of the War Dead: Linking Past, Present and Future at the Yūshūkan
Perkins, Chris
Posted: 30 September 2011

5. National Identity (Re)Construction in Japanese and American Animated Film: Self and Other Representation in Pocahontas and Princess Mononoke
Yoshida, Kaori
Posted: 30 September 2011

4. Triangle of Power: Relations between the Occupation Authorities, Conservative Politicians and Behind-the-Scenes Financiers in Postwar Japan
Saunavaara, Juha
Posted: 31 May 2011

3. Radio and Television Consumption in Japan: A Trilateral Intercultural Comparison with the UK and Germany
Heinze, Ulrich
Posted: 31 May 2011

2. A Postmodern Experience? The Case of Japanese Architecture
Gharipour, Mohammad
Posted: 31 January 2011

1. Problem Gambling in Japan: A Social Perspective
Takiguchi, Naoko and Rosenthal, Richard J.
Posted: 31 January 2011

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Articles in 2010

4. The Sexual and Textual Politics of Japanese Lesbian Manga: Reading Romantic and Erotic Yuri Narratives
Nagaike, Kazumi
Posted: 30 September 2010

3. From Aid Recipient to Aid Donor: Tracing the Historical Transformation of Japan's Foreign Aid Policy
FURUOKA, Furuoka, OISHI, Mikio, and KATO, Iwao
Posted: 12 July 2010

2. Hisamatsu and Dōgen: Creatively Constructing History Through Practice Realization
Sevilla, Anton Luis
Posted: 10 March 2010

1. Manga and Anime: Fluidity and Hybridity in Global Imagery
Bryce, Mio; Barber, Christie: Kelly, James; Kunwar, Siris; and Plumb, Amy
Posted: 29 January 2010

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Articles in 2009

7. Importing Human Capital: Contemporary Japanese Attitudes to Immigration
Llewelyn, James and Hirano, Junichi
Posted: 30 November 2009

6. Woman as Symptom and the Void at the Heart of Subjectivity: A Lacanian Reading of Murakami Haruki's 'The Wind-up Bird Chronicle'
Dil, Jonathan
Posted: 30 November 2009

5. Moe: Exploring Virtual Potential in Post-Millennial Japan
Galbraith, Patrick W.
Posted: 31 October 2009

4. Party Financing in Germany and Japan: Comparative Perspectives on Political Corruption
Giannakopoulos, Angelos; Maras, Konstadinos; and Amano, Shinya
Posted: 15 October 2009

3. Gender and Teacher Education Policy in Japan: Feminist Teachers Organising for Change
Kawana, Sanae
Posted: 20 September 2009

2. Chinese and Japanese Reporting of the Yasukuni Shrine Controversy: A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Media Bias
Tan, Joseph and Zhen, Ni
Posted: 15 April 2009

1. Keetai Meeru: Younger People's Mobile Written Communication in Japan
Okuyama, Yoshiko
Posted: 25 February 2009

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Articles in 2008

10. Japanese Employment in Transformation: The Growing Number of Non-regular Workers
Ishiguro, Kuniko
Posted: 22 December 2008

9. Ito and Isabella in the Contact Zone: Interpretation, Mimicry and Unbeaten Tracks in Japan
Elliott, Andrew
Posted: 22 December 2008

8. Feminist Erotica and Agency @ The Love Piece Club
Dales, Laura
Posted: 5 December 2008

7. Celebrating 'Multicultural Japan': Writings on 'Minorities' and the Discourse on 'Difference'
Burgess, Chris
Posted: 5 December 2008

6. The 'Honne-Tatemae' Dimension in Japan's Foreign Aid Policy: Overseas Development Aid Allocations in Southeast Asia
FURUOKA, Fumitaka and KATO, Iwao
Posted: 15 November 2008

5. The Japan Foundation in China: An Agent of Japan's Soft Power?
Vyas, Utpal
Posted: 15 August 2008

4. Narrating the Law in Japan: Rakugo in the Meiji Law Reform Debate
McArthur, Ian
Posted: 15 August 2008
** Winner of the 2009 Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature in Australia **

3. Transforming Security Politics: Jun'Ichiro Koizumi and the Gaullist Tradition in Japan
Envall, H.D.P.
Posted: 20 July 2008

2. Critical Thinking and Modern Japan: Conflict in the Discourse of Government and Business
Rear, David
Posted: 4 March 2008

1. Representations of Parenting and Gender Roles in the Shōshika Era: Comparisons of Japanese and English-Language Parenting Magazines
Shimoda, Tomoko
Posted: 14 January 2008

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Articles in 2007

5. Who Owns Culture? Negotiating Folk Tradition at the Nishinomiya Ebisu Shrine
Ashmore, Darren-Jon
Posted: 15 October 2007

4. A Comparison of Social Capital Between Parents in Single and Two Parent Families in Japan
Bassani, Cherylynn
Posted: 5 July 2007

3. Are We There Yet? Travelling Toward the Self in Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Iles, Timothy
Posted: 5 July 2007

2. Desperate Housewives in Modern Japanese Fiction: Three Novels by Sawako Ariyoshi
Nakanishi, Wendy Jones
Posted: 14 May 2007

1. Japan's Foreign Aid Policy Towards Malaysia: Case Studies of the New Miyazawa Initiative and the Kelau Dam Construction
FURUOKA, Fumitaka, LO, May Chiun, and KATO, Iwao
Posted: 1 March 2007

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Articles in 2006

3. Teachers and Tea-Fetchers - What the Future Holds for Japan's Junior College Graduates: Female student perceptions of the status, purpose, and value of a Junior College education
Walker, Patricia
Posted: 7 December 2006

2. Deprofessionalisation of Buddhist Priests in Contemporary Japan: A Socio-Industrial Study of a Religious Profession
Horii, Mitsutoshi
Posted: 14 March 2006

1. Double-Gearing Between Japanese Banks and Insurance Companies: Reasons and Future Prospects
Tran, Bich Hanh
Posted: 18 January 2006

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Articles in 2005

8. Pawaa Appu! Women Only Unions in Japan
Broadbent, Kaye
Posted: 2 November 2005

7. Pursuing a Major Power Role: Realism with the US and Idealism with Europe in Japan's Post-Cold War Foreign Policy
Atanassova-Cornelis, Elena
Posted: 6 October 2005

6. The Residency and Lives of Migrants in Japan Since the Mid-1990s
Ishii, Yuka
Posted: 19 August 2005

5. Change in Script Usage in Japanese: A Longitudinal Study of Japanese Government White Papers on Labor
Tomoda, Takako
Posted: 19 August 2005

4. Investigating the Cognition Behind the Intercultural Interactions of Four Japanese Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Walker, Natasha
Posted: 19 August 2005

3. Kiritake Masako's Maiden's Bunraku: 竹政子乙女文楽
Ashmore, Darren-Jon
Posted: 17 June 2005

2. Overcoming the Challenge of Regulatory Reform: Contemporary Japan-EU Relations
Cardwell, Paul James
Posted: 25 April 2005

1. Japanese Multinational Corporations and the Export of Pollution: The Case of Bukit Merah
Furuoka, Fumitaka and Lo, May Chiun
Posted: 25 April 2005

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Articles in 2004

2. Collective Identity Creation and Local Revitalization in Rural Japan: The Complex Role of the Local Newspaper
Rausch, Anthony
Posted: 15 September 2004

1. Maintaining Identities: Discourses of Homogeneity in a Rapidly Globalising Japan
Burgess, Chris
Posted: 19 April 2004

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Articles in 2003

1. Social Capital Theory in the Context of Japanese Children
Bassani, Cherylynn
Posted: 8 May 2003

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Articles in 2002

2. Globalization and Women's Labour Activism in Japan
Bishop, Beverley
Posted: 6 December 2002

1. The Nanjing Incident: Recent Research and Trends
Askew, David
Posted: 4 April 2002

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Articles in 2001

1. Out on the Global Stage: Authenticity, Interpretation and Orientalism in Japanese Coming Out Narratives
McLelland, Mark J.
Posted: 10 October 2001

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