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REMINDER: The deadline for the 2019 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize competition is soon approaching. Translations should be submitted by the deadline of August 1, 2019. The 2018 prizes were awarded to Dawn Lawson for Nakajima Shōen’s A Famous Flower in Mountain Seclusion (Sankan no meika, 1889) and to Max Zimmerman for the short story, “An Artificial Heart” (Jinkō Shinzō, 1936) by Kosakai Fuboku. For further information please see the Cornell Asian Studies Department website.

Articles by R Taggart Murphy

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R. Taggart Murphy will be retiring in March 2016 from his position as Professor of International Political Economy in the MBA Program in International Business at the Tokyo Campus of the University of Tsukuba.  He is the author of Japan and the Shackles of the Past (Oxford: 2014) and, with Akio Mikuni, of Japan's Policy Trap (Brookings: 2002), voted the best professional and scholarly book of 2002 in the economics category by the American Association of Publishers.  He is also the author of The Weight of the Yen (Norton: 1996), is a frequent contributor to the New Left Review, and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review, the London Review of Books, Fortune, the National Interest, the New Republic, and elsewhere.