This study examines Peasant Self-government (Noumin Jichi) and its Association. It aims to reveal the relationship between peasants and non-peasants, and their theory. The Peasant Self-government Association was founded mainly by non-peasants in Tokyo. At first, the peasant members criticized the overly-theoretical stances adopted by other magazines, believing that they failed to deal with their actual experiences. However, the Association later realized it required a theoretical basis.
The purpose of this paper is to consider the historical position of magazine and “Bunko” label published by Tokuma Shoten in the history of publishing concerning the formation and development of media mix and light novel in Japan. In order to approach this position, I analyzed materials centered on Animage and “Animage-Bunko” in the 1980's, and testimony of the parties such as editors and writers.
This study focuses on the Japanese magazine “The Shina kenkyu” published by Toa-Dobunshoin which established in Shanghai in 1901. By introducing the historical background of Shanghai, analyzing the magazine, to reveal “The Shina kenkyu” as the role of academic journal in China Studies.
Japan's popular music magazines used to clearly represent “cultural border.” And they were also the media that would suggest the uniqueness of subcultures in Japan, which has eventually led to the present modality of them. Here we mainly discuss the transformation of our acceptance for “America as Others,” referring to the appearance of popular music magazines including Music Life (renewed in 1951), New Music Magazine (established in 1969) and Rockin' On (established in 1972), and the transformation of publishing industry and music industry at that time.
Recent trends in copyright laws of East Asian countries and issues of utilization provision by Digital-archive as an example of the Google Books litigation case in the United States are introduced. It is an urgent matter to actively discuss and participate in publication-related personnel in Japan and East Asia on the development of information infrastructure related to future E-books and digital archives.