Damian Flanagan

For Damian Flanagan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Exploring the leaps and bounds of Japanese feminism

Feb 3, 2018

Exploring the leaps and bounds of Japanese feminism

"Rethinking Japanese Feminisms" is a collection of short essays by 15 academics on diverse aspects of gender issues in Japan. Topics range from the androgynous eroticism in the art works of Taisho Era (1912-1926) illustrator Kasho Takabatake to reactions to the enactment of the ...

Yasunari Kawabata's surrealist window on the  world

Dec 2, 2017

Yasunari Kawabata's surrealist window on the world

Opening with one of the most famous lines in Japanese literature — "Emerging from the long border tunnel, they entered snow country," shifting us at speed from the darkness of the tunnel into the bright light of the snow — Yasunari Kawabata's novel "Snow ...