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KEIKO SHIROKAWA is a producer for ZDF German Television. She began her career in the 1970s with work on a documentary film entitled Bastards on the Border, about the struggles of minorities living in the U.S. at the time of the bicentennial celebration. In the early 1980s, she filmed Palestinians at Beaufort Castle in southern Lebanon fighting against the borders drawn by the Europeans after WWI. In the 1990s, while working in London, she watched as European countries appeared to be trying to weaken the function of their own borders. She later worked as the chief of communications for Greenpeace Japan, until returning to television work after the Tohoku disaster of 3/11.


HIROO WATANABE became foreign news editor at the Sankei Shimbun in 2016. He joined the paper in 1989, after graduating from Keio University. During his first few years as a reporter, he covered criminal cases and Japan’s defense policy. In the following years, he reported from Cambodia, Rwanda and Congo. He attended University College Dublin and received a master’s degree in economic science in 1996. He has since held posts in Japan and overseas, including as Washington correspondent from 2006. He returned to Tokyo in 2011, as a deputy foreign editor, and later assumed the position of Yokohama Bureau Chief. Before his current position, he worked as a deputy editor since 2015.

Naoki Nakamura, Kaiji Press Co., Ltd.
Akiko Yagi, Phonics Inc.

Ethan Chua, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore
Frederic Chelmsford, TVT Japan K.K.
Allan Smith, RGA Reinsurance Company
Julio Arias, Delegation of the European Union
Masaki Enomoto, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Tatsuki Hioka, Tokyo Family Court
Hisato Imura, Keiso Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd.
Shinji Ishikawa, Ritsumeikan University
Satoshi Kanazawa, TEC Air Service Corporation
Isao Kaneko, Brown Brothers Harriman Securities (Japan) Inc.
Akira Kimura, Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
Toshiyuki Kamada, Sagami Chain Co., Ltd.
Takaharu Mitsui, Avoplus Japan, Inc.
Tsutomu Minoura, MTI Ltd.
Akihiro Miyashita, Ritsumeikan University
Kazuko Mukai, Wayo Women's University
Tomitada Nakazawa, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Hisashi Osone, TEC Air Service Corporation
Masahito Sakurazawa, Projet Co., Ltd.
Yoshihiro Shinagawa, Miki Shoko Co., Ltd.
Norio Takeda, Yakumo Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Koji Uenaka, Horizon Co., Ltd.

Yasuo Yoshitome



New in the Library

The Spy Across the Table: A Jim Brodie Thriller

Barry Lancet

Simon & Schuster

Gift from Barry Lancet


A Selection of Poetical Works: My Tears Flow Endlessly: Forced Out of House and Home by the Fukushima Nuclear Power Accident

Chikara Kojima; Setsuko Noda (trans.)

Nishida Shoten Publishing

Gift from Nishida Shoten


Carmen Blacker, Scholar of Japanese Religion, Myth, and Folklore: Writings and Reflections

Hugh Cortazzi (ed.); James McMullen and Mary-Grace Browning (ed.)

Renaissance Books

Gift from Renaissance Books


Nihon ga hatashita jinruishi ni kagayaku daikakumei: “hakujin no wakusei” kara “jinshu byodo no wakusei” e

Henry Scott Stokes; Takahiko Ueda


Gift from Hiroyuki Fujita


Daitoa senso wa nihon ga katta: eikokujin janarisuto henri sutokusu ga kataru “sekaishi no naka no nihon”

Henry Scott Stokes; Hiroyuki Fujita (trans. and comp.)

Heart Shuppan

Gift from Hiroyuki Fujita


A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power

Paul Fischer

Flatiron Books


The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present

Sheila Cliffe

Bloomsbury Academic


The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915–1952

Reto Hofmann

Cornell University Press


Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Danny Orbach

Cornell University Press


Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

J. Mark Ramseyer

The University of Chicago Press


Kokkai binran (141 edition)

Shuhari Initiative


Published in: June 2017

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