electronic journal of
contemporary japanese studies

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The electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies is a scholarly journal distributed free of charge to anyone with access to the internet. It is for educational and research purposes only. Copyright of the text of all articles, discussion papers, and reviews in ecjcs is retained by their respective authors. Copyright of all ejcjs graphics and logos is owned by the electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies. The copyright owner of the content of each page is stated at the base of that page; the journal itself assumes no responsibility or liability for such content.

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Peter Matanle
Publishing Editor
5 March 2008