electronic journal of
contemporary japanese studies

The electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies (ejcjs) is an international peer reviewed journal in the Social Sciences and Humanities that publishes academic research and scholarly writing on all issues related to contemporary Japanese society, economy, politics, literature, theatre, cinema, and culture.

Volume 20, Issue 1

With best wishes to our readers, contributors, and volunteers around the world during these difficult times.

—The ejcjs Team

Peer-reviewed articles

Christopher Burgess
1. Keeping the Door Closed: The 2018 Revisions to the ‘Immigration’ Control Act as a Continuation of Japan’s ‘No-Immigration’ Principle
Patrick Foss
2. The ‘Ghost Roads’ of Alan Booth: Walking into the Unknown in Looking for the Lost
Simon Gough and Anne Lee
3. Material Multiplicities and Sanrio Danshi: The Evolution of Sanrio’s Media Mix

Book Reviews

Gwyn McClelland
1. The Unfinished Atomic Bomb


Timothy Iles

1. The Shadow, by Akutagawa Ryûnosuke