About the author: David Andrew Schmidt is a professor of Japanese at the Center for International Studies, William Woods University. He has spent time as a research fellow at Tsukuba University and Chiba University, Japan and Yonsei University, South Kore
1998 0-7734-8320-9 First full collection of Terayama's poetry to appear in English. Better known in Japan for his success as a playwright and founder of his own theater troupe, Terayama was also a literary critic, script writer, film-maker, and essayist. He experimented with new poetic structures, blending classic and avant garde styles. Includes the original Japanese with facing-page translations, and a short biographical introduction.
2000 0-7734-7825-6 Three former comfort women, Koreans, broke their silence in 1991 and sued the Japanese government and requested a formal apology and reparations. Their lawsuit made the international community aware of the ianfu issue, which had been concealed for half a century.