A.M., 1993, Ph.D., 1996, Harvard University
M.A., 1984, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
A.B., 1977, Stanford University
Postwar Japanese history
Citizen-corporation-state relations in Japan from Meiji through Shōwa
Local history and environmental history
BOOKSMinamata: Pollution and the Struggle for Democracy in Postwar Japan. Harvard University Asia Center, 2001; paperback 2002.
BOOK CHAPTERS, JOURNAL ARTICLES, ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES, AND PAMPHLETS
"The Global Article Nine Conference to Abolish War." Co-authored with Franziska Seraphim. Japanese Constitutional Revision Research Project, Harvard University, 2008. www.fas.harvard.edu/~rijs/crrp/documents/GA9_Report.pdf
"Meiji Restoration" and "Environment: East Asia." The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, ed. Peter N. Stearns. Oxford University Press, 2008."Tanaka Shōzō's Vision of an Alternative Constitutional Modernity for Japan." Public Spheres, Private Lives in Modern Japan, ed. Gail Bernstein, Andrew Gordon, Kate Nakai. Harvard University Asia Center, forthcoming in 2005.
“Three ‘Solutions’ to the Minamata Disease Issue in 40 Years.” Water Report 96 (1997).
“Minamata and Japan’s Postwar Democracy.” Water Report 5.5 (1995).
“Sottchokusa to kyōryoku no kiban ga hirogatte iru” (The Basis for Frankness and Cooperation Is Expanding). Saisei suru Minamata (Minamata Rebuilds), ed. Kankyō Sōzō Minamata Jikkō Iinkai. Ashi Shobō, 1995.
"Early Meiji Private Draft Constitutions by the Ōmeisha and the Kyōzon Dōshū." Transactions of the International Conference of Orientalists in Japan 30 (1985).
“Watashi no Nihon kenkyū: Meiji zenki no shigi kenpō sōan” (My Research on Japan: Early Meiji Private Draft Constitutions). Cue, May-June 1985.
"Takasugi Shinsaku: The Foreign Threat and Lessons from China." Proceedings of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, 1983.
"Cultural Cues for Japan-Bound Exchange Students" and "100 Facts About Japan." Revised second editions. Pamphlets produced by Volunteers in Asia, for Youth for Understanding, 1982.
Saitō Hisashi. Niigata Minamata Disease. Co-editor and co-translator. Niigata: Niigata Nippō, 2009.
Harada Masazumi. Minamata Disease. Editor of translation. Translated with Tsushima Sachie. Kumamoto: Kumamoto Nichinichi Shinbun, 2004.
“The Message from Minamata to the World.” Minamata Disease Center Sōshisha, 2002. Pamphlet translated with Karen R. Colligan-Taylor.
“Minamata Exhibition English Guide.” Minamata Forum, 2001. Pamphlet translated with Tanaka Michi, Itō Yutaka, Kawashiri Chizu, Noda Reiko, Okada Kazuko, and Katō Masakatsu.
Narusawa Akira. “The Social Order of Modern Japan.” The Political Economy of Japanese Society, Volume 1, The State or the Market?, Banno Junji, ed. Oxford University Press, 1997.Minamata Disease Municipal Museum and Minamata Disease Museum. “Ten Things to Know about Minamata Disease.” Minamata Environmental Creation Development, 1994; revised 1997 and 2001. Pamphlet translated with Jane George.
Review of André Sorensen and Carolyn Funck, eds., Living Cities in Japan: Citizens' Movements, Machizukuri, and Local Environments. Journal of Japanese Studies 35.1 (Winter 2009).
Review of Brett L. Walker, The Lost Wolves of Japan. Journal of East Asian Studies 7.2 (May-August 2007).
Review of John F. Howes, Japan's Modern Prophet: Uchimura Kanzō, 1861-1930. Japanese Studies 26.2 (September 2006).Review of Oiwa Keibo and Ogata Masato, Rowing the Eternal Sea: The Story of a Minamata Fisherman. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 77 (Summer 2003).
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