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JONATHAN CLEMENTS

Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Dec 2, 2017
'A Brief History of Japan': Jonathan Clements guides readers from ancient lore to otaku obsessions
Ask any Japanese high school student which is their most difficult subject, and chances are they'll answer Japanese History — a consequence of the endless litany of dates, names and battles they need to memorize. Pity then, that they don't use this little book in class, because it manages to make...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Oct 21, 2017
'A Brief History of the Samurai': offers thrilling take on Japan's ancient warrior class
On reading Jonathan Clements’ brief history of the samurai, first published in 2010, you can’t help but see parallels with the recent blockbuster television series “Game of Thrones.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
May 21, 2016
'Christ's Samurai' is an account of the days when Japan went to war with Christianity
Jonathan Clement's latest book focuses on the troubled arrival of Christianity to Japan, and the Shimabara Rebellion, an uprising of Catholic Christian peasants in 1637-38.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jan 24, 2015
Jonathan Clements: Diving alongside a slowly sinking nation
When the pop singer Justin Bieber was in Japan in the spring of 2014 he asked his driver to make an impromptu stop at a shrine in Tokyo. Naturally, Bieber posted some photos of his shrine visit online, but instead of getting likes, his photos prompted outrage. Bieber, like Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before...
EDITORIALS
Dec 30, 2011
Resurrection of Yanba Dam project
The government and the Democratic Party of Japan on Dec. 23 decided to resume work to construct the Yanba Dam in Gunma Prefecture and to include a necessary fund in the fiscal 2012 budget after a two-year freeze. By this decision, the DPJ has broken one of the main promises in its manifesto for the August...

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