Josai University Educational Corporation

International Center for the Promotion of Art and Science (JICPAS)

Review of Japanese Culture and Society

JICPAS issues an English-language magazine "Review of Japanese Culture and Society" offering an international analysis of Japanese people and culture. This magazine is published with a view to enhance international recognition of Japanese culture and its society as well as to stimulate mutual understanding and study the methods of cultural theory.

Review of Japanese Culture and Society Vol.I No.1 October 1986 (Japan and Japanese)

Discourse on Decadence (1946): A Penetrating Look at the Chaos of Japan amidst the Ruins of War
Ango Sakaguchi 1
Excursion through a Hamlet for Lunatics (1946): A Satirical Comment on the Japanese Provincialism
Minoru Kida 6
Japan as a Hybrid Culture (1955): A Discussion of the Japanese Manner of Introducing, Imitating and Assimilating Elements of Foreign Cultures
Shoichi Kato 15
Japan as Viewed from an Eco-historical Perspective(1957): An Argument Revealing the Dynamics of the Japanese Culture
Tadao Umesao 25
A Reconsideration of the Culture of Shame (1964): A Reevaluation of Ruth Benedict's description of Japanese Society as a Culture of Shame
Keiichi Sakuta 32
Japanese History from a Personal Viewpoint (1972): A Comment on the Japanese Sense of "What is Right" as perceived at the Times of Unrest as the Age of Civil Wars Meiji Restoration
Ryotaro Shiba 40
The Importance of the Peer Group in Japanese Society (1976): An Inquiry into What the "Horizontal Society" of Japan Offers in Terms of Collectivism and Solidarity
Toshinao Yoneyama 46
The Structure of Seken-Tei (Appearances) (1977): An Analysis of Concepts that Shape the Consciousness and Behavior of the Japanese People
Tadashi Inoue 51
Characteristics of Theories of Japanese Culture (1977): The Key to Japanese Creativity Which is Highly Hospitable to Outside Stimuli
Hidetoshi Kato 62
The Hollow Center in the Mythology of "Kojiki" (1980): An Analysis of the Original Meaning of Space in Japanese Myth
Hayao Kawai 72
Changing perspectives on the Family in Post-War Japan(1983): Problems of the Family and Home: Change and Disintegration
Masanao Kano 78
"Tokoyo" (The Eternal World)? The Archetype of the Japanese World View (1983): The Japanese View of Death and the Desire for the Other World
Kenichi Tanigawa 85
The Vertical Structure of Japanese Society as a Utopia (1985): A Critique of Nakane Chie's Theory of Vertical Society
Hiromi Hata and Wendy Smith 92
Time Table? A Short Story (1975)
Taeko Tomioka 110

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