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Articles by John Breen

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John Breen is a professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, where he edits the journal Japan Review. He taught Japanese and Japanese history at SOAS (University of London) before joining Nichibunken in 2009. 

 

Among his recent publications are the following books in English: A Social History of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital (with Mark Teeuwen) Bloomsbury, 2017, and A New History of Shinto (with Mark Teeuwen) Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. He is also the author of two books in Japanese, Shinto monogatari: Ise jingū no kingendaishi, Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, 2015 and Girei to kenryoku: Tennō no Meiji ishin, Heibonsha, 2011. 

 

Among recent articles in English are “Ornamental Diplomacy: Emperor Meiji and the Monarchs of the Modern World.” In Robert Hellyer and Harald Fuess eds. The Meiji Restoration: Japan as a Global Nation. Cambridge University Press, 2020, and “Abdication, Succession and Japan’s Imperial Future: An Emperor’s Dilemma.” The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 17:9, 3 (2019).