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Looking Back and Looking Up in Postwar Japan


Hiraku Shimoda

Waseda University School of Law, JP
About Hiraku

Hiraku Shimoda is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. His work on modern Japanese history includes Lost and Found: Recovering Regional Identity in Imperial Japan (Harvard, forthcoming) and "Tongues-Tied: The Making of a National Language and the Discovery of Dialects in Meiji Japan" in the American Historical Review (2010).
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Always: Sanchōme no Yūhi (Always: Sunset on Third Street). Directed by Yamazaki Takashi. Produced by Abe Shuji and Okuda Seiji. Tokyo: Tōhō, 2005, 133 minutes. Japanese narration and subtitles. English subtitles.
How to Cite: Shimoda, H., (2012). Looking Back and Looking Up in Postwar Japan. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts. 19(2), pp.47–48. DOI:
Published on 24 May 2012.


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