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Forthcoming Titles


The Life of Nobuko: Words, Works and Pictures of an Ordinary but Remarkable Japanese Woman, 1946-2015

The Life of Nobuko Words Works and Pictures of an Ordinary but Remarkable Japanese Woman 1946-2015

Edited and introduced by Kiyonori Kanasaka

ISBN: 978-1-898823-88-9


Forthcoming - November 2020

Born into the post-war American Occupation of Japan, Nobuko Kanasaka (née Fujimoto) emerged as a woman of her time, both tempered and inspired by the vicissitudes and challenges of occupation life (up to 1952), followed by the hazards of the early post-occupation growth of the economy, the ‘miracle’ years and finally the ‘post-bubble’ years.  This illustrated volume comprising over 400 photographs and illustrations, tracks both Nobuko’s life experiences from early childhood and celebrates her achievements as an amateur artist, calligrapher and writer.


US-Japan Human Rights Diplomacy Post 1945: Trafficking, Debates, Documents and Outcomes

US-Japan Human Rights Diplomacy Post 1945 Trafficking Debates Documents  and Outcomes

Roger Buckley

ISBN: 978-1-912961-12-2


Forthcoming - November 2020

This is a pioneering study of a worsening human rights issue, supported by documentary evidence (Part I) with Part II providing an extensive collection of primary sources, including international covenants, US Trafficking In Persons and Congressional reports, and Japanese government papers.


A Life of Sir Harry Parkes: British Minister to Japan, China and Korea, 1865–1885

A Life of Sir Harry Parkes British Minister to Japan China  and Korea 18651885

Robert Morton

ISBN: 978-1-912961-16-0


Forthcoming - October 2020

Harry Parkes was at the heart of Britain’s relations with the Far East from the start of his working life at fourteen, to his death at fifty-seven. Orphaned at the age of five, he went to China on his own as a child and worked his way to the top. God-fearing and fearless, he believed his mission was to bring trade and ‘civilisation’ to East Asia. 


Early Japanese Trade, Administration and Interactions with the West

Early Japanese Trade  Administration and  Interactions with the West

Louis Cullen

ISBN: 978-1-912961-06-1


September 2020

Throughout his academic career Louis Cullen’s main research interest has been foreign trade - originally that of England, Ireland and France, but from the mid-1990s, his focus turned to Japanese history resulting in his critically acclaimed A history of Japan 1582–1941: Internal and External Worlds.