'Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan': Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Oct 6, 2018

'Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan': Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

by Don O'Keefe

In "Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan," leading postwar political scientist Masao Maruyama chronicles the ideas and debates of scholars throughout the Edo Period (1603-1868). Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan, by Masao Maruyama, Translated by Mikiso Hane.383 pages PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Nonfiction. The central ...

National Sep 27, 2017

Yoshitomo Tokugawa, great-grandson of last shogun, dies at 67

Yoshitomo Tokugawa, a photographer and great-grandson of the last shogun, died of a heart attack Monday, people close to him said Wednesday. He was 67. His great-grandfather, Yoshinobu, was the 15th and last Tokugawa shogun who ceded political power to Emperor Meiji, ending the Edo ...

Japan’s 'kanban' are still hanging in there

Lifestyle Jun 18, 2017

Japan’s 'kanban' are still hanging in there

by Martin Laflamme

Little information remains about the personal life of the artisan Kojiro Shimizu. His personality and interests, his passions and motivations — all are shrouded in mystery. What we know is that he worked in Kyoto in the late 19th and early 20th century and ...

Spring greening in Koganei

Travel | BACKSTREET STORIES Apr 26, 2014

Spring greening in Koganei

by Kit Nagamura

It’s time to bask in sunshine, birdsong, and blossom-filled breezes. Koganei Park, situated at the center of the Tokyo metropolis, looks like the ideal spot for such a “spring-gasm.” The JR Chuo express train whisks me from Yotsuya to Musashi-Koganei in less than 30 ...