electronic journal of
contemporary japanese studies

Volume 20, Issue 1

With best wishes to our readers, contributors, and volunteers around the world during these difficult times.

—The ejcjs Team

Peer-reviewed articles

Christopher Burgess
1. Keeping the Door Closed: The 2018 Revisions to the ‘Immigration’ Control Act as a Continuation of Japan’s ‘No-Immigration’ Principle
Patrick Foss
2. The ‘Ghost Roads’ of Alan Booth: Walking into the Unknown in Looking for the Lost
Simon Gough and Anne Lee
3. Material Multiplicities and Sanrio Danshi: The Evolution of Sanrio’s Media Mix

Book Reviews

Gwyn McClelland
1. The Unfinished Atomic Bomb


Timothy Iles

1. The Shadow, by Akutagawa Ryûnosuke