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Our 2017 Campaign

With the present issue we end our 2017 campaign to continue our fifteen year record of providing the journal free to readers. With $10,000 raised, we're approaching our $12,000 goal. We look forward to your support in reaching our goal. Hoping that we can count on you now and in the future.

 

Matthew Penney

Matthew Penney is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University in Montreal and a Japan Focus associate. He is currently conducting research on popular representations of war in Japan. His dissertation, entitled "Victims and Victimizers - Representations of War in Japanese Popular Culture," is concerned with Japanese historical memory and popular attempts to deal with war crimes and aggression from the 1950s to the present day.  He is the author of a number of articles, including "Rising Sun, Iron Cross - Military German in Japanese Popular Culture," Japanstudien, Vol. 17 (2005); and "Far From Oblivion - The Nanking Massacre in Japanese Popular Writing for Children and Young Adults," Holocaust and Genocide Studies (forthcoming).