Japan's perception of China changed drastically after the First Sino-Japanese War. Toa-dobunkai, a Japanese organization had a major influence on the Japanese perception of China at that time. The semimonthly journal Toa-jiron was published in 1898 by Toa-dobunkai. Based on an analysis of how China was depicted in Toa-jiron articles, this paper examines Toa-dobunkai's perception of China in the late 19th century.
“Musumekō” is a medicine treated by Ōshimaya Denemon. Ikedaya Seikichi and Ikedaya Risaburō, rental bookstores, were involved in sales of this medicine. The relationship between them and Ōshimaya is important not only for selling medicine but also for considering the distribution of books. Based on this relationship that emerged from the sale of “Musumekō,” this study considers the distribution of books in modern times.
The purpose of this paper is to clarify the publishing situation of children's comics in Showa prewartime and wartime based on various materials. The percentage of comic pages in the space of major children's magazines and the number of titles and circulation of children's comic books indicate that the basis for children's comic book publishing after the war was already formed during this period.
This essay attempts to identify how the abdication of the Emperor Akihito was repor ted in women's weeklies in Japan. By discourse analysis of magazine articles on the Emperor Akihito abdication, it was cleared that the reports in all magazines involed in that analysis represented a perception gap between the Empeoror and the Abe cabinet concerning the signification of symbol, the role of the emperor, and the succession to the throne.
In this paper I discuss about what our reading activity will communicate following with change of communication media. To make clear this discussion it is necessary to analyze the empirical data which contain the creative internet tools and reading activity and interaction among someone do same activity. I will analyze and discuss it as contemporary reading activity of Japanese people by using above mentioned data.