Vol.096 Academic Journalism
  • Photographic Report
    A Dream of Archiving Emanating From Regional History:
    Compiling the History of Rokyoku Narrative Singing
    by Masayoshi Manabe
  • Preface: Common Sense in Economics, Common Sense in Popular Thought
    Is the Reasonable to Economists Unreasonable to the General Public?
    by Takero Doi
  • Special Feature: Common Sense in Economics, Common Sense in Popular Thought
    Are Low-Income Earners Economic Underdogs?
    by Takashi Unayama
  • The Scalping Problem: An Approach From the Law of Demand by Yosuke Yasuda
  • Does the Corporate Tax Burden Fall on Corporations? by Shunichiro Bessho
  • Does Health and Productivity Management Contribute to the Bottom Line? by Sachiko Kuroda
  • Designing the Japanese Health Care System:
    The Government’s Role in Promoting the Public Good
    by Masako Ii
  • To Raise Self-Supporting Adults:
    The Importance of Noncognitive Abilities
    by Makiko Nakamuro
  • Essays
    The Fascinating World of the Reproduction of Shosoin Treasures
    by Shuji Takashina
  • Of Architecture and Spies by Terunobu Fujimori
  • A Different Sort of Brass Band on the Other Side of the Globe by Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Photographic Report
    The Four Seasons and Annual Events in the Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarters
    by Yuko Tanaka
  • Articles
    The Legend of Hagoromo and Welcoming the Other:
    The Place of Japan in the Genealogy of Hospitality
    by Natsuko Matsumori
  • Ideology, History, Intellectuals: The Landscape of Modern Chinese Thought by Ryota Fukushima
  • Marcel Dassault: The Father of the Mirage Jet Fighter by Yoshiko Uehara
  • Essays
    Do You Still Hate America Now?
    by Naoyuki Agawa
  • NATO Reawakened by the Ukraine Invasion by Yoshikazu Hirose
  • Nonheroic Peace and Heroic Resistance by Masayuki Tadokoro
  • Correspondence on Current Thought
    Heisei Culture as the Working Through of Loss
    by Makoto Sakai
  • Gazing at the Dark: Motoori Norinaga and Charles Taylor by Hideaki Shimada
  • Essays
    Social Life Post-COVID-19
    by Juichi Yamagiwa
  • On Philosophies of Life by Takeshi Yoro
  • Sentences, AI Language Modeling, and the “I” by Ai Kawazoe
  • Correspondence on Current Thought
    Reading People Through the Language of the Body
    by Aya Saito
  • Shakespeare and a Divided America by Yuichi Tsukada
  • Serials
    Revisiting the History of Jiangnan (China South of the Yangtze River) : Starting From the Time It Was Known as Manzi
    by Takashi Okamoto
  • The Beginnings of Entomology:
    The People Who Supported Early Entomology in Japan
    by Daisaburo Okumoto
  • Hakuson Kuriyagawa: The Man Who Sowed Dreams
    Part 8 (Final).
    Amputation of His Left Leg and Going for Study in the United States (Part 2)
    by Kyo Cho

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