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BRADLEY MARTIN has been a Regular Member off and on for four decades, and has resumed his membership after two years’ teaching journalism in the United States. A former Club director at large, secretary and vice president, he is a freelancer currently reporting and writing (once again) for Asia Times with two more books in the pipeline.




KAZUYA KITAGATA is the chief editor of the foreign news section of the Jiji Press news agency. He has been with the company for 34 years. After domestic posts, he was sent to Vienna in 1990. Since then, between he has interspersed posts at home with time as the chief correspondent in Moscow, where he watched the political movement in Russia, and as bureau chief of the Jakarta and Manila offices, covering regional issues. He was named to his present post in May.



SHINICHIRO NAKAJIMA is the manager for International Affairs at the Yomiuri Shimbun. He joined the paper in 1993 after graduating from Waseda University. Nakajima was with the International News Department, assigned to Rio de Janeiro from 2004 through 2007. He was named Deputy Manager in the Administration Department in September 2014, and assumed his present position last June. His hobbies are the piano and listening to jazz and Brazilian music.



Peter Durfee, Nippon Communications Foundation
Ryuichi Teshima, Nippon Communications Foundation
Sadafumi Tani, Nippon Communications Foundation



Emiko Doi, Nippon Communications Foundation


Brian Lee, Line Corp.
Hitoshi Ariwaka
Tomoko Fukumoto, Genetic
Nobuo Hatae, OOCL
Tatsuo Maeda
Takuya Nomura, Knowledge Capital
Gotaro Ogawa, Kohlosha
Icho Saito, Line Corp.
Atsuo Suetsugu, Hi-Bridge
Shuichi Taniguchi, Tsukuba Golf Course Co., Ltd.
Yoshihiro Yano, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA)



New in the Library


Nihon wa tero
o soshi dekiruka

Keiichi Yoshikawa


Gift from Keiichi Yoshikawa


Kojin o kofuku ni shinai Nihon no soshiki

Hajime Ota


Gift from Hajime Ota


The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime

Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions;
Frederik L. Schodt (trans.)

Stone Bridge Press


Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Oleg Benesch

Oxford University Press


Contemporary Japan

Duncan McCargo

Palgrave Macmillan


Japan, a modern history

James L. McClain

W.W. Norton & Co.


Japan, Russia and their Territorial Dispute: The Northern Delusion

James D.J. Brown



Published in: December 2016

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  • Michael Brase

    posted by Michael Brase

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    I would like to donate a book to the FCCJ library and would like to know where a copy might be sent. The book is “Japanese Girl at the Siege of Chnagchun: How I Survived China’s Wartime Atrocity,” which is a translation of 「チャーズ:チャーズ: 中国建国の残火」by Homare Endo, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tsukuba. The book is the author’s personal firsthand account of the siege of Changchun at the end of World War II, during which hundreds of thousands of people died of starvation but which the Chinese government still does not recognize. It is told through the eyes of a preteen girl (the author) and describes the tragedy in horrific detail. It might be likened to the diary of Anne Frank, except that in this case the girl and her family survived, albeit with the loss of two sons.

    I am the translator, and the book is published by Stone Bridge Press.



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