electronic journal of
contemporary japanese studies

Volume 21, Issue 1

In solemn commemoration of the many tragedies ten years ago, on March 11, 2011 in the Tōhoku region, and with best wishes to all during these difficult times.

—The ejcjs Team

Peer-reviewed articles

Barbara Greene
1. Fanning the Flames: Narrative-Baiting and Flame-Ups as a Means of Raising Visibility in an Over-Saturated Media Market
Yamisle Barbara Roca
2. Origin of the Sun: Japanese Soft Power and Public Diplomacy Evaluated

Discussion Papers

Anthony Rausch
1. Furusato nozei Revisited
Tets Kimura
2. “Cotton poet” latest victim of COVID-19: Obituary, Takada Kenzo

Film Reviews

Simon Paxton
1. Remembering March 11: A review of Fukushima 50


Tets Kimura

1. The Dark Master