The Long Defeat by Akiko Hashimoto and Not The Booker

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My latest piece for the Japan Times is a review of Akiko Hashimoto’s brilliant sociological study of how defeat in World War 2 has manifested in contemporary Japanese society. Balanced and insightful, it goes behind the easy simplifications normally attributed to Japan’s war memory.

Voting is still open in Not The Booker so if you’ve got a spare minute, I’d really appreciate your support.

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