British Romanticism in Asia

I am pleased to announce Dr. Laurence Williams (Sophia University) and my new co-edited collection, British Romanticism in Asia: The...

Tokyo Humanities Cafe No. 7

We're excited to announce details of our Christmas "Tokyo Humanities Cafe"! It will be on Thursday, December 20th at 7.30pm, at our usual...

Tokyo Humanities Cafe 7

Thanks all for coming to THC7 last night. We are happy that it was a full-house despite the busy pre-holiday/bonenkai week. Q&A sessions...

Have Something to Say

My new article "Have Something to Say: Masahiko Abe on the University of Tokyo’s rejection of the Japanese Education Ministry’s English...

Tokyo Humanities Cafe 6

Thanks everyone who came out to THC 6 last night. We had a full house with 50+ people in the audience. Big shout out to the speakers too!...

Review of "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

My review of "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee, originally published in Kyoto Journal No. 89 (January 2018), has been reproduced on their...

Tokyo Humanities Cafe No. 5

Tokyo Humanities Café No. 5 (our first anniversary event!) went really well last night. Thank you all the speakers, Maho Ikeda, Marthyn...

Gothic in Japan Symposium

Thanks to the great speakers and participants, Gothic in Japan symposium went great at Nagoya University.  I am grateful that the...

Gothic in Japan

A monster created by a scientist wreaks destruction.  A black cat exacts revenge for a forgotten murder.  A curse is cast on...