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Hisaaki Wake is assistant professor of Japanese at the US Air Force Academy.
Yuki Masami is professor of human and socio-environmental studies at Kanazawa University.
Keijiro Suga is professor at Meiji University.
Foreword by Ursula Heise
Introduction by Yuki Masami
Chapter 1: Exploring Ecocritical Perspectives by Juxtaposing The Tale of Genji's "Suma" chapter with Folktales by Marjorie Rhine
Chapter 2: Taoka Reiun and Environmental Thought in the Early 1900s by Ronald Loftus by
Chapter 3: Kyoko Matsunaga Radioactive Discourse and Atomic Bomb Texts: Ōta Yōko, Sata Ineko, and by Hayashi Kyōko
Chapter 4: Abe Kõbõ in Ecosophy by Toshiya Ueno
Chapter 5: Literary ground opened in fissures: The Great East Japan Earthquake and Ōe Kenzaburō's In Late Style by Haga Koichi
Chapter 6: Ōe and the Uses of Ecocritical Affect: Suspicion, Shame and Care after 3.11 by Margherita Long
Chapter 7: Nature Strikes Back: Human Interaction with Natural Forces in Literary Representations of Disaster by Alex Bates
Chapter 8: Horses and Ferns: Kaneko Mitsuharu and Furukawa Hideo by Doug Slaymaker
Chapter 9: Invisible Waves: On Some Japanese Artists After March 11, 2011 by Keijiro Suga
Chapter 10: From "Suffering" to "Compassion": The World of Ishimure Michiko's Works by Shuji Takazawa
Chapter 11: Representation of Nomads in the Works of Ishimure Michiko by Daisuke Higuchi
Chapter 12: On the Ideological Manipulation of Nature in Japanese Popular Culture: Miyazaki, Hyakuta, Ishimure by Hisaaki Wake
Chapter 13: A Chaosmos of Condivision: Radiation Aesthetics in the TV Anime Series Coppelion (2013) by Livia Monnet
Chapter 14: Arboreal Unicorns and Other Megaflora: On Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s film Charisma by Christine Marran
About the Contributors
Ecocriticism in Japan answers a growing need in Japan studies and contributes to the broader field of environmental studies generally.
— The Journal of Japanese Studies