Two Reviews of Recent Books on Ruffians and Trash

I had the pleasure of reviewing two excellent books over the last few months. Both reviews are now available. As you’ll see, I thoroughly enjoyed both books, not only for the new lenses on modern Japanese history, but also because they offer fun material for the undergraduate/graduate classroom. Highly recommend.

Review of Siniawer, Eiko Maruko, Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan. H-Envirohealth, H-Net Reviews. October, 2022.

Review of Mobilizing Japanese Youth: The Cold War and the Making of the Sixties Generation, by Christopher Gerteis. Monumenta Nipponica 77, no. 2 (2022): 364-369. 

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